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Plugged lines on XC 540

Discussion in 'Roland' started by shooter, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. shooter

    shooter New Member

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    I had been having some banding problems when printing. after doing the test print, I noticed approximately 3 heads were hardly putting out any Ink. I have performed a manual clean, and the extreme clean on all ABC options. Wow does that dump a lot of Ink. After performing the test print they still don't work.

    Any suggestions? Of course this is the week that work has picked up and I have deadlines to meet.
     
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  2. shooter

    shooter New Member

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    Here is what the test print looked like after performing a manual cleanand the powerful clean. Am I interpreting this correctly that the machine has three plugged lines? I am using the Roland Ink cartridges.
     

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  3. SE SignSupply

    SE SignSupply Member

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    Most likely you do not have clogged ink lines. Could be any of a number of problems; blown head fuse, clogged damper, clogged nozzles, etc...
     
  4. mgliss

    mgliss New Member

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    I would suggest printing solid bars of cmyk. A lot of times this flushes out any crap that might be clogging lines of printheads.
     
  5. Pacific Coast Sign

    Pacific Coast Sign Active Member

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    Have your tech realign the heads to the cap tops... this is your problem...Gar-un-teeed.
     
  6. shooter

    shooter New Member

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    I worked with Roland technical support. I replaced all six of my cap tops and had to manually prime some lines with a syringe. I also replaced the wiper blades and have three damper controls here on backup. Although the wait time was rather lengthy, what a refreshing change in technical support. My last experience with tech support was with Gerber and if I recall correctly I had to pay them just to get in line to talk to someone.

    My machine is almost 3 years old. Unfortunately, I neglected to perform a standard routine maintenance. I probably only cleaned the tops two or three times total. :doh: It is good to have the machine up and running again. It is also nice to have the knowledge I gained on servicing my machine.


    Thanks for all of your help.
     
  7. synergy_jim

    synergy_jim Very Active Member

    i am going with bad alignment with the caps... run a medium clean and when you hear the pumps kick on, wiggle the printhead carriage left and right repeatedly.... this may be an easy fix.
     
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