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Discussion Roland VG540/640 TR-2 Ink Upgrade

Discussion in 'Roland' started by anthony bevilacqua, May 13, 2020.

  1. anthony bevilacqua

    anthony bevilacqua New Member

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    If you are being told that the ink conversion to TR-1 upgrade and Firmware and Software are end user friendly, think again! Unless you are a trained technician, that not happening! I know I am not a tech so I paid to have a Roland tech do the upgrade.. Money well spent! Not only do they know what they are doing, they don't leave until everything is perfect.. I am very happy with the upgrade, even though Roland is forcing it on ALL TrueVis TR-1 ink machines owners @ $759 + Tech!. You will also take a loss on the unused TR-1 inks, Which I am Selling if anyone is interested in stocking up and holding off on the conversion (upgrade). Thanks
     
  2. White Haus

    White Haus Formally known as RJPW..........

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    Yet another reason why I wouldn't buy a new Roland. I'd be pissed to be forced into something like that, obviously it's to correct something that should have been solved before going to market. Yay beta testers!
     
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  3. anthony bevilacqua

    anthony bevilacqua New Member

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    Well what they did was wrong! No doubt.. I used Roland print and cuts for 14 years. This has never happened, but i wont forget it, and I gave Roland an earful !! Don't know that I would say Never Again! I never say Never.. The tech was talking up UV Mimaki P&C.. Not now.. I have a brand new printer now with the upgrade and the colors are Excellent!
     
  4. White Haus

    White Haus Formally known as RJPW..........

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    Totally different animals.

    We have a Soljet 4 and a Mimaki UCJV 300-160 and I would never compare the two. Both good machines, just very different.

    Glad you saw some improvements and got some value out of your forced upgrade though!
     
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  5. Russ Aubertin

    Russ Aubertin New Member

    I was told it was difficult by a tech but I had already spent too much on other repairs so; I did it myself. As long as you follow directions and do it in order it isn't difficult and the end result solved some other issues I was having. I too have some unused TR1 to sell.
     
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  6. anthony bevilacqua

    anthony bevilacqua New Member

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    I did have some other issues as well that was resolve. I also had him replaced the End Caps. If you TR1’s are not opened you can return them if you have a good company the will work with you. I had 4 that i was going to return,but i got a large order and then bus started picking up before i did the upgrade. There went $460 in returns. You can write them off anyway.
     
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