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News Océ Arizona Tips: Shorted Nozzle check print

Discussion in 'Flatbed Printers' started by GregK, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. GregK

    GregK Member

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    Hi Folks,

    We are usually printing to narrow rolls. Therefore, our Arizona machines always wanted to use narrow-nozzle-check prints. As you know, these prints have double size, and wasting a lot of matterial... :(

    Other case is: the machine printing into the RMO bed directly, what is not a good idea..

    To resolve this annoying issue, I edited the original nozzle-check print file (files).

    So, we can print a single-line, but perfect nozzle-check into a 1050mm (c.a. 42") wide roll.

    If anybody is interested, I can write a post here, how can implement this. And/Or I can give you the files, if you need...

    We have the following machines, so These files works on these machines: 350, 550, 480

    (The picture: Arizona 550's shorted nozzle check, 42" wide roll)

    [​IMG]

    Greg
     
  2. Bly

    Bly Very Active Member

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    I'd like to know how. Our 660 nozzle check won't fit on 42" bond paper.
     
  3. GregK

    GregK Member

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    I will try to give you a solution, but I haven't got 660. If you really want to change your nozzle check to a modified one, you need overwrite some files in OCE folders. (you can restore anytime, if you like)

    So, I need to modify your files to take a test on 660. Therefore I need the followings:

    1. Please determine your nozzle check type. Print it, and note its factory number. It would be 301010XXXX or similar.

    [​IMG]

    2. on the 660's "Application" drive, should be find the proper files.

    Here I write the 350 XTW method, for example (based on the picture):
    Application\bin\TestImages\350XTW\Nozzle Check.sep
    Application\bin\TestImages\SepData\3010109266-F-sep\
    (all files need from this folder)

    3. send me these files, and I will take a try to modify.
     
  4. CMYKENGINEERING

    CMYKENGINEERING New Member

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    You are guys do not look for easy ways. go to any glass shop and order a piece of glass in size to fit the check. Profit! 2018-10-10 20.30.49.jpg 2018-10-10 20.30.32.jpg 2018-10-10 20.30.40.jpg
     
  5. Pauly

    Pauly Colour Guru

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    what?
    so you do a test print on the piece of glass? then what? Clean it and do it over again?
    If that's what you do, man what a waste of time.

    i do a minimum 2 nozzle checks and before that i have a small test print. gets everything firing right up.
     
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  6. CMYKENGINEERING

    CMYKENGINEERING New Member

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    =)) a waste of time ...

    We do the nozzle check maybe a couple times per day.. And it is just in case to be sure. Usually, the nozzles check looks perfect since the first attempt. You should better to change the ink and forgot about the vacuum cleaner =))
     
  7. GregK

    GregK Member

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    I must say, you are right. If you have the perfect vacuum settings, and good ink version, you do not need printing checks before every work.

    I have another solution for nozzle cleaning what uses less ink than original purge. Also it can be doing under printing, if you need it.

    Print to glass is a good idea, but only one time forget to change the carriage height...

    Modificate the files is only 5 minutes.
     
  8. SignMeUpGraphics

    SignMeUpGraphics Moderator

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    We load up a roll of cheap and very nasty vinyl ($100/50 metres 54" wide) and just use that for our tests.
    Takes about a year to get through a whole roll. We also use it for test printing images for quick proofs also.
     
  9. GregK

    GregK Member

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    Yes, this is good option if you mostly printing on the flatbed, and you have free capacity on roll. One of our machine is also doing this, but we using paper. Later, after the roll is over, is it possible to use the other side.. :)

    Also we doing pre-prints with 3 layer full density nozzle tester images.
     
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