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random ink splotches or drops on media!?

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by LenXIII, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. LenXIII

    LenXIII Member

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    Since this morning when running a few different banners (one was only red and white) I have been noticing some ink drops on the print. Its not very often, say every 8-12feet i will get like 1 drop of ink in a random spot. Its not spashing across the media or anything like that, just simply a drop of black ink on the media say the size of this letter "O" in the size it appears on your monitor.

    Any ideas where this blank ink could drip from or why it would only land in random spots like this? I can take and post a pic if necessary.
     
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  2. Charlie J

    Charlie J Very Active Member

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    You need to manually clean your print heads. This used to happen to me on my old Roland when I would get a hair fiber or something around my print head.
     
  3. pacmn

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    My suggestion is that you need to change the capping station sponge.
     
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  4. bob

    bob Major Contributor

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    Wrong. Random ink droplets are almost always the result of a piece of lint or hair or something on the print head. The hair collects ink until it forms a droplet and the it falls onto the print.

    Clean the metal bezels around the print heads as well as the wiper. You might as well check the spittoon pads and see if they're soaked as well.
     
  5. LenXIII

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    Thanks guys! I changed out the spittoon pads before it started, the hair or fiber on the head makes sense. I will take a look at it in a bit!
     
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