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Mutoh ValueJet Question

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by MVIP, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. MVIP

    MVIP Active Member

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    When you are not using your printer. How do you "park" it? Handle up-No Media? Handle down-media?

    Not sure which way is correct, but curious how everyone else does it.

    -Matt
     
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  2. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    I park my Falcon...... Handle up-No Media.
     
  3. PMG

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    Ditto on what Jack said.......:rock-n-roll:
     
  4. D&Tgraphics

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    Handle up always. It will help to not cause flat spots on the rollers. As far as media it depends. I don't see an issue either way.
     
  5. heyskull

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    It won't power off with the rollers up!!!
    But I also lift them up afterwards.
    Do the same on all our plotter/printers
     
  6. MVIP

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    Now here is where it gets technical! Does it sleep when rollers are up? And more importantly will it perform cleaning cycles?
    -Matt
     
  7. MacDaddy

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    Print Head in The LOW position, Media Roller handle up.
     
  8. MVIP

    MVIP Active Member

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    I was wondering when you would chime in!

    Thanks Buddy! :thumb:
     
  9. MacDaddy

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    Sorry, been outside all day doing chores...
     
  10. MVIP

    MVIP Active Member

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    ....better you than me! :ROFLMAO:

    just curious does it perform cleaning cycles when the handle is up?

    thanks!
    matt
     
  11. LenXIII

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    That's odd. Mine powers off just fine with rollers up, but the print heads must be on LOW. But yea, I do the same as everyone else...handle up no media print head low.
     
  12. PMG

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    Mine powers off with the handle up as well.
     
  13. MacDaddy

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    No, in order for the machine to execute a Cleaning Cycle it must have media in it and the Media Rollers must be down... Don't make any sense to me but is a fact...
     
  14. MachServTech

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    These machines were designed to run run run. They dont like to sit for long periods. If you can load some scrim in the machine when you are not using it and make sure you perform daily maint. I'm sure you wont get flat spots in the pinch rollers (thats where this was directed?) If the machine will sit idle with no daily maint for more than 2 weeks (for sure) then you should consider using flush carts to flush the inks and drape some plastic over it to keep shop dust out.
     
  15. MacDaddy

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    Agreed... Still, as much as they promote Self Cleaning & raising the Media Rollers when not in use looks like we could do both at the same time... Just a simple Firmware adjustment is all we need here folks.
     
  16. MachServTech

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    Totally agree...sometimes they drink their own kool-aid :wine-smi:
     
  17. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    I leave mine locked & loaded 24x7
     
  18. Joop

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    I was told to keep rollers down... or cleaning doesn't happen.
     
  19. randya

    randya Very Active Member

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    I leave all mine 'locked and loaded 24x7' as well.

    MachServTech is correct, if you letting it sit for 2 weeks or more, you probably should flush it out.
     
  20. D&Tgraphics

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    Well, If you're not printing for 2 weeks you have a whole other set of problems!:rock-n-roll:
     
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