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printing extra black, makes shadow

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by signgal01, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. signgal01

    signgal01 Member

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    My Mutoh Falcon Outdoor Jr, is printing extra black/light gray which gives a shadow affect on black text. Is this a head alignment problem? or something else?
     
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  2. mikey-Oh

    mikey-Oh Very Active Member

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    sounds like it, do you have a pic?
     
  3. Compilla

    Compilla Active Member

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    Yep,

    Check your mechanical and electronic adjustments.
     
  4. signgal01

    signgal01 Member

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    I'm new to adjusting the head alignment, how do you check mechanical and electronic adjustments.

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  5. randya

    randya Very Active Member

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    In which direction(s) are the shadows?
     
  6. signgal01

    signgal01 Member

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    Directly to the top of the black.
     
  7. randya

    randya Very Active Member

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    Sounds like mechanical alignment.

    Timing alignment should be left or right.

    Static/head issues could be every direction or head height.
     
  8. Ghost Prophet

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    You need to print a "nozzle check" from your service menu on the printer, and then adjust head alignment until your nozzle check looks good.
     
  9. randya

    randya Very Active Member

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    Actually, the alignment on the Jr's can be a pain.

    You will need a Service Manual and some patience or luck.
    There is a ratchet type system, where you loosen the set screw and raise or lower the ratchet wedge.
     
  10. signgal01

    signgal01 Member

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    Thank you everyone for the help, we adjusted the set screw and got the alignment back. Now I can just do small adjustments with the head alignment with the 3 patterns.
     
  11. Compilla

    Compilla Active Member

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    That's true Mr. Randya
     
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