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Roland VP-540 possible bad head?

Discussion in 'Roland' started by Zack Bunning, Nov 22, 2018.

  1. Zack Bunning

    Zack Bunning New Member

    Sep 9, 2018
    Decatur, IL
    Okay, so I bought a VP540 a month ago or so. don't know too much about them. I have been trying to get it all setup and going, but I am having an issue with the cyan overspraying on prints. I have made sure my head is in the low position, I've done multiple small cleanings and a medium clean. I unplugged my machines power cord for an hour and plugged it back in to see if it was possibly a static issue. I have read up on a few other posts, it seems like some people have fixed the issue by replacing the damper. Some others say they could only fix it by replacing the head. My test print shows just a few drop outs, which I have attached. If anyone has dealt with this issue, I would really appreciate some insight as to what route I should go to resolve this. Also, if changing the damper is suggested, where is the best place to buy parts at? I am new to this. Thank you for your time 46516958_983475771998857_8566855684019191808_n.jpg 46521306_1949126682059504_7402692802594734080_n.jpg 46523788_499584300539048_2235725958709510144_n.jpg
  2. Miccs

    Miccs New Member

    Nov 21, 2018
    I would change dampeners first of all (they are a lot cheaper then replacing a head), had the same problem with my sp300v. Careful not to brake the stems the dampeners sits on when you remove them.

    I bought mine on https://www.digiprint-supplies.com/. (US website and EU website.)
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  3. klingsdesigns

    klingsdesigns Very Active Member

    Apr 16, 2012
    My guess is it is not the head as its firing almost perfect.
  4. ledhead

    ledhead New Member

    Dec 4, 2017
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  5. Sign Pro Salina

    Sign Pro Salina New Member

    Mar 20, 2018
    Salina, KS
    We have had over spray issues with our Roland SP-540V when our head height is set to high. I know you already you said you have yours set on low, might be worth double checking to make sure it's down. Next I would replace dampers as already suggested. Here's another site that carries Roland parts if you don't already have a Roland dealer connection. https://www.extremeinkjet.com/versacamm_part_s/62.htm
  6. strypguy

    strypguy Active Member

    Jan 18, 2009
    Carroll, Iowa
    You said you've done several small cleanings and a medium but have you manually cleaned around the heads? Maybe you have something attached to the head that is causing deflection. This video gives you a guide for a manual clean. John

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