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Need Help Roland SP-540i not printing clearly and leaving lines

Discussion in 'Roland' started by Cristo Armando, Mar 4, 2020.

  1. Cristo Armando

    Cristo Armando New Member

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    Hi, my Roland SP-540i wide format printer is leaving these lines when printing, in general. It does not do this on some vinyl materials (Orajet 3169 RA) but does it on others (Orajet 3258 and Avery 1105). I have tried to reconfigure feed calibration and calibration with no luck. Any help? TIA :)

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  2. Solventinkjet

    Solventinkjet DIY Printer Fixing Guide

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    What does your nozzle check look like? Looks like you are missing nozzles.
     
  3. Cristo Armando

    Cristo Armando New Member

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    Hello SolventinkjetSolventinkjet thank you for your help.
    Here is how the nozzle check looks like, I would really appreciate any advice. Thanks!
     

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  4. Solventinkjet

    Solventinkjet DIY Printer Fixing Guide

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    The black is deflecting all over the place which will cause quality issues for sure. You are going to want to make sure your cap top is nice and clean and make sure the tubes aren't clogged. Usually I will disconnect the cap top form the pump, hook a syringe to the pump tube and flush solution through, and then hook the syringe up to the cap top tube and put solution in the cap top to pull through with the syringe. If you can get solution through both, then do a head soak and cleaning to see if you can get those black nozzles flowing better. In my experience that much deflection is usually a sign of a bad head but it's worth trying to clean it up.

    The other colors look mostly good. One deflecting nozzle in the cyan could cause issues but not as bad as your print suggests. You could do the same thing I mention above to the cyan to see if that clears that deflection.

    The yellow has some contamination as well. Make sure your wiper is nice and clean and also not warped. Some black ink is getting into the yellow which on this machine only can mean it's coming from the wiper or possibly a bad cap top.
     
  5. Cristo Armando

    Cristo Armando New Member

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    I appreciated SolventinkjetSolventinkjet, thank you for the advice. I'm not familiar with this terms since this is my first printer, but I'll do some research to find a way to try what you mentioned. Thanks again.
     
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