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SP540 NOT feeding vinyl while printing??

Discussion in 'Roland' started by jster171, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. jster171

    jster171 New Member

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    LONG story, but helping a friend with his SP540, its NOT feeding the vinyl while performing a test print? It WILL indeed feed while jogging the vinyl forward or backwards, so I know its NOT the feed motor etc. But when performing a test print, the vinyl just sits there while the head is moving back and forth laying down a pile of ink...any ideas as to what it might be?
     
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  2. C5 Service&Repair

    C5 Service&Repair Member

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    a test print is just one pass so im not following
     
  3. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    My HP did this once due to a heavy roll. It would feed in and out fine, but my guess was the miniscule movements did not provide enough torque to actually move the motor when it came time to print.
     
  4. jster171

    jster171 New Member

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    The print head is moving, but the vinyl is not..simply put
     
  5. C5 Service&Repair

    C5 Service&Repair Member

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    on all prints? you said a test print....
     
  6. jster171

    jster171 New Member

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    I ran this test about a month ago, but if I remember correctly, the test print on his display had an additional test print option that actually prints an image, kinda like when you test print from Versaworks. My SP300v only has the one test print option that prints the little lines in all 4 colors, but it seems that his was different. As far as the comment about ALL PRINTS, this printer is not hooked up to a PC anymore. Long story, my friends father in law had to shut down his sign shop of over 40yrs due to mental health issues, so Im trying to help him get stuff sold etc. I told him that he might just have to sell this printer to someone to use it for PARTS etc vs putting money into it to try to get it printing properly. Anyhow, the vinyl doesn't move at all when doing a test print, but the vinyl will move while jogging.....
     
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