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sp540v head and color help

Discussion in 'Roland' started by jwhite, May 26, 2011.

  1. jwhite

    jwhite New Member

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    The test print use to look good exept for the black had extra lines and a few were missing. And its always had banding in the prints

    the other day my coworker changed the ink pump be cause he said the colors where way off " blue came out purple"

    Now the blue and black are messed up
    and cleaning does not help any .
    there is cross contamination between blue and black and half the nozzles are missing.

    What should I do?
     

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  2. jwhite

    jwhite New Member

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    No one has tried to help me... whats the deal?
     
  3. DRamm76

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    Sorry, Havent seen this post till now.

    Have you checked to make sure the heads are capped properly? You probably also want to check for clogging in the capping station. This is most likely going to be the issue. You can send the head over to the left and pour some cleaning solution in the capping station and see if it drains down.

    If you have a syringe you can also try to pull the solution through the lines from the capping station to break the clog. You can PM me for further assistance.
     
  4. Gabriel

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    You should check out the cap-top on group A. Maybe you have a problem with that one.
     
  5. jwhite

    jwhite New Member

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    I put some cleaning solution in the cap top and it did not drain down , now it drains down, but something else must be wrong . The test prints are exactly the same.

    when cleaning around the caps I gently wiped the top and the sponge feels hard , maybe brittle is that how its supposed to be?
     
  6. kffernandez

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    after clearing the pump lines, did you do your cleaning cycles again?

    personally, i would pull ink from the pump lines using a syringe to see if the seals are good. if you see ink in your syringe, it's good.

    kelly
     
  7. jwhite

    jwhite New Member

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    i have ran the cleaning cycle lots of times medium and powerful.
    I catch on really quick and im leaning the componets of the printer/plotter ,but do you have any written documents detailing the processes and componets thats better than the manual? because i dont know where to put a syringe and I dont really think I know exactly what im doing.

    also why when i push the head cleaning buttons and remove the cover the enter button just beeps and the head never moves to the left.
     
  8. kffernandez

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    i think that drawing ink from the pumps using a syringe is still your best best. bec it might clear up any clogged nozzles, and confirm if you have a good vacuum on your caps.

    sadly, i've never seen any videos, nor official instruction manual for it. i know about it bec i've seen my tech do it, and there are very detailed instructions right here in the forums. pls do a search for it and choose one of the more detailed instruction posts.

    kelly
     
  9. Sign Works

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    You have cross contamination between the black & cyan, black has backed up into the cyan damper and possibly cyan into the black. Print solid blocks of black & cyan until each color prints it's actual solid color (the cyan will be easier to visually monitor). To print just using the desired color (ink) in Versaworks on the Quality screen under Color Management open Properties and select Custom for the Preset, then click Preserve Primary Colors. This should get you going but it sounds like you need a user manual for detaied instructions on the manual cleaning procedure or here is a link to a vid that should help.

    http://www.rolanddga.com/owners/support/printerMaintenance/
     
  10. Gabriel

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    Put a syringe on the end of the cap-top(where is the joint with the pump tube) and pull some ink through it. If you have a vacuum in the syringe, then the cap-top is fine. If you pull air then the cap-top does not close the heads surface and must be replaced because the cleaning is not made as it should be.
    Regards,
     
  11. Robert M

    Robert M Very Active Member

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    Damage

    Get a mirror and look at the bottom of the head, it may be the victim of a head crash
     
  12. jwhite

    jwhite New Member

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    I think i remember seeing what looked like a white zigzag line on the bottom back side of the head surface ill look again .
     
  13. jwhite

    jwhite New Member

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    I was wrong no head damage just a hair.

    What kind of syringe do I use
     
  14. Sign Works

    Sign Works Very Active Member

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    Got mine from a feed store.
     
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