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My Valuejet Problem

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by Valentino, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. Valentino

    Valentino Active Member

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    ok, so I went to turn on my valuejet today and do some printing, so I send a mosylt black banner to the printer. I walked away and come back about 20 minutes later and the banner looks AWFUL.

    there is white banding all thoughout the black, I am using Wave 4 and graphics 2.

    I ran two economy cleanings without success, so I ran a strong, checked out the print (with no success) and then I squirt alittle 91% alchol and ran another strong cleaning again.

    Wha'ts weird is I am getting a perfect nozzle check and my alignment is good too.

    anyone have this problem?
     
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  2. Derf

    Derf Very Active Member

    Profile
    Fixer Heater setting
    print options not set correctly
    Bad File
    your RIP

    If you have a good nozzle check then it is probably not the printer.
     
  3. Valentino

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    ok, ran some more tests.... changed the profiles and heater settings, for all three profiles and the profile turned off with lower and higher heat settings it all came out bad.

    it was printing fine a week ago, so not settings have really been changed.

    bad file- for the tests i was printing out a black square from flexi

    rip- i restarted it and it still was bad.
     
  4. Valentino

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    all had horizontal lines about 1/8 inch thick that looked like it didn't spray dots.
     
  5. Derf

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    What Rip are you using?

    What DPI do you have your output set at?

    Are you printing Bidirectional or Unidirectional?
     
  6. Valentino

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    i get the lines both bi and uni.

    rip, is adobe photoscript 3, from flexisign pro 8v1.1

    dpi...i get the lines at 540, 720 and 1440.
     
  7. Compilla

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    Could you Please post a picture of the nozzle test and some printed samples?
     
  8. Steve C.

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    Have you called Tech Support? Where did you buy it? If you got it at
    SW Tech Support is forever. Call Ron.
     
  9. PMG

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    I agree Call Ron,,he would of had you up and running already!!!
     
  10. Valentino

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    they are helping me now over the phone.
     
  11. Steve C.

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    Please let us know what you find out. I thought the new weave pattern
    was supposed to eliminate banding....????
    :help:
     
  12. Todd M Castle

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    It reduces banding it does not necessarily eliminate it. Does a good job but sometimes a print still will show it.
     
  13. Matt Cuellar

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    If you have accurate profiles (outside of the manufacturer's profiles), I would say the wave pattern eliminates 90% of all banding normally experiences on standard print swaths.

    What type of media are you printing on?

    Matt
     
  14. Todd M Castle

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    I was going to put 90% also so if we both thought that then yep 9 out of 10 prints that would have had banding will not with the ValueJet for example. Thanks Matt.
     
  15. Valentino

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    My case is not usual banding, this is banding cause by a malfuction or error, not by the wave pattern. The printer seems to not be shooting dots and leaving awful patterns and lines

    I have the tech's at SW scratching there heads.
     
  16. Todd M Castle

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    Is this only in the banner material or also vinyl that you get this?
     
  17. Valentino

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    oracal 3460, oracal 3951, zeelon banner and optix banner.

    different materials, same lines. 3951 comes out the worst though.
     
  18. Compilla

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    Try changing the effect to Fine & Wave 1
    Do the PF adjust

    Good Luck!
     
  19. Valentino

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    they are sending a technician out to look at the printer tomorrow. it's not the printhead and it's not flexi, so they are going to look at the mainboards and printboards as well as the T fence and the railings
     
  20. Valentino

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    so the technician came out from Mutoh, and we printed some samples, cleaned the heads, physically cleaned the heads, updated the firmware, he took off the back and flipped some switches, reset my microprint, played with my stepper motor, cleaned again, and WA-LAAAAA back to printing again. The Guys at Mutoh are really nice helpful people! THANKS MUTOH!
     
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