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Roland vs 640 Ink Configuration

Discussion in 'Roland' started by digitoyz, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. digitoyz

    digitoyz New Member

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    Hello, I'm looking for the service manual for Roland VS-640. I need to change Ink configuration from metallics to CMYK CMYK and as far I know it can be done through service mode.
     
  2. Robert M

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    I have it, they are big files, shoot me your email or FTP address
     
  3. CS-SignSupply-TT

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    Hey mate, what are you going to do to cleanse the lines? what about the firmware?
     
  4. 2B

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    will have flush EVERYTHING if not replace the lines with new ones and then reconfigure VW.
     
  5. digitoyz

    digitoyz New Member

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    There should be no problem with it, I spoken with Roland guy few months ago and I've been told that it's just few thinks to do, flush all lines,replace dampers, change ink mode and we're live again... The only problem Roland guy is moved down UK so I need support for Service Mode.
     
  6. DRamm76

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    bombs away
     
  7. scuba_steve2699

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    this is gonna be fun to watch :)
     
  8. skarya001

    skarya001 New Member

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    I am also planning to change my VS640 to dual CMYK. And I guess it is pretty straight forward. My email address is world.focus@mweb.co.za

    Please email me a copy of the service manual

    much appreciated
     
  9. Dinho

    Dinho New Member

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    someone did? I am also to change my VS640 to dual CMYK.

    My email address is bemfacil27@yahoo.com.br

    Please email me a copy of the service manual

    Thank you
     
  10. msquraishi

    msquraishi New Member

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    I would really appreciate if someone could mail this to me too, I have been tryin to do this for a wahile! my email address is:

    msquraishi@hotmail.com

    Thanks a ton!
     
  11. Papajo

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    You wont find any procedure in the service note to change ink configuration as it is forbidden and undocumented by Roland. I've never performed an ink replacement on a VS but I would proceed like this :

    The only thing you need is to go into service mode, remove all the cartridges and perform a Service Menu > Sub Menu > Pump Up to purge the ink lines (empty drain bottle first).

    If you want to clean the ink lines you will need to load the machine with solvent cartridges and pump them through the machine using Service Menu > Sub Menu > Fill Ink (you can stop pumping anytime by hitting the four arrows at the same time), don't forget to empty the drain bottle before as you will pump crazy volumes of fluid.

    Then again you can remove cartridges and purge the solvent with Service Menu > Sub Menu > Pump Up

    Then you go to Service Menu > Sub Menu > Change Inktype and select the ink configuration you want.

    Finally you can load the new cartridges and fill the machine with Service Menu > Sub Menu > Fill Ink, stop whenever the 8 ink channels are filled, confirm with a test print.

    You might want to do the whole thing with the machine opened so you can check the ink and solvent flowing through the pipes.

    If you're picky you may change the dampers but if you've never done it before on a VS there are huge risks of spilling ink on the head and breaking it so I wouldn't advise this except if you're a trained tech.
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2013
  12. odhisteve

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    changing roland vs-640 metalic to dual cmyk

    at last did manage to covert vs-640 metalic to dual cmyk. you dont need the service manual to do it, but you have to enter the service mode to change the ink type, you will find three option, metalic, pigment 4 colour and unknown. this is where roland is trying to confuse you. you will automatically choose pigment 4,which the machine will accept but verseworks will not communicate with the machine. you must have the option of ecosolmax selected otherwise the rip will not comunicate. roland has not given this option so that you dont change. managed to get afile that you have to send to the printer to erase the memory and install the dual cmyk with all the options. if you are intrested my email address 1s odhisteve@yahoo.com. i did change the machine yesterday.
     
  13. Rickstar

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    Files to change VS640

    Hi, Can you please email me the file to rick@sdandp.com.au
     
  14. HDvinyl

    HDvinyl Trump 2020

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    Your name should be Spamstar, not Rickstar.
     
  15. Rickstar

    Rickstar New Member

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    Thank you

    I like Rick, and TROLL may be a suitable name for others.
     
  16. HDvinyl

    HDvinyl Trump 2020

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    We have a good Rick here, but not a good Rickstar.

    Go away, or learn how to use forums correctly.
     
  17. Rickstar

    Rickstar New Member

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    So we are calling each other names

    I posted on 6 threads at most, and from 6 you jumped to 18 without me getting online, Trolling is really nice :) Have a nice day...
     
  18. pete2803

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    Hi, i've just been reading your thread its something i'm keen to do except the other way around dual CMYK to Max WMT this option is not available in the change ink type on my machine, although its clearly had white and metallic through it at some point before I owned it, would the file you have to erase the memory and install ink type sort this out?
     
  19. JP4

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    Wow...Seems a lot of folks are not liking the Met and Wht ink set up..Why are you guys wanting to change to dual CMYK?
     
  20. pete2803

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    Not trying to go to double cmyk want to change to white and silver, have sorted it now if anyone needs to know how cheers
     
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