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printing not lined up.

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by signguy35, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. signguy35

    signguy35 Member

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    Last time i printed, which was Monday, everything printed perfect. Now i go and print today and boom. all the colors are off. The registration marks which are black seem fine and from the photo it black looks like it is in the right spot and doesnt 'run'. what the heck just happened?
     

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  2. CS-SignSupply

    CS-SignSupply Very Active Member

    Clean your encoder to start.
     
  3. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Ya know, those are the kinda effects if you wanted to do them, it would take months to figure out how, if at all.

    It doesn't look like encoder, but it's worth a try first. Encoder strip and eye generally just print fuzzy edges and go off track. That looks more like some communication problem.

    I'd re-boot everything and make sure everything is seeing each other and not have any signal cross-over misfires.
     
  4. signguy35

    signguy35 Member

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    where is the encoder strip on a vs-640. Thanks.
     
  5. Timing Issue

    Gino is correct.

    It's not a linear encoder problem... It's a dating/timing issue. Turn off the printer. Unplug from the wall. Wait 30 secs, reconnect power and turn on again. Problem solved.

    It's amazing how many silly problems can be solved by totally powering down the machine.

    ~E
     
  6. ironchef

    ironchef Very Active Member

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    What's a good way to clean the encoder strip? Air duster? Damp napkins? If so what solution?
     
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