Welcome To Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals

Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals is the LARGEST online community & discussion forum for professional sign-makers and graphic designers.

 


  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Switching failing magenta head with perfect Yellow

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by Banners Signs Etc., Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Banners Signs Etc.

    Banners Signs Etc. Active Member

    609
    0
    16
    Sep 21, 2011
    Kentucky
    Got a Roland RS 640 with DX-4 heads...
    The magenta is banding and isn't firing all nozzles...on the other hand the yellow is perfect..

    I'm thinking swap the magenta with the yellow which would be less noticable...

    of course flush both with fluid and change the head ranks and then align but anything that could go wrong with this plan?

    I made the mistake of telling the boss this might work and save 600-800 bucks
     
    Tags:
  2. CS-SignSupply-TT

    CS-SignSupply-TT Very Active Member

    1,541
    1
    0
    May 31, 2011
    Dave, I am holding my breath
     
  3. Banners Signs Etc.

    Banners Signs Etc. Active Member

    609
    0
    16
    Sep 21, 2011
    Kentucky
    Bleh you know as well as I do this will work..salesman :)
     
  4. CS-SignSupply-TT

    CS-SignSupply-TT Very Active Member

    1,541
    1
    0
    May 31, 2011
    I am still holding my breath awaiting your GINORMOUS "thums up"
     
  5. Banners Signs Etc.

    Banners Signs Etc. Active Member

    609
    0
    16
    Sep 21, 2011
    Kentucky
    No mad scientists out there? I suppose the worst that could happen is I screw up the yellow head
     
  6. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

    8,159
    140
    63
    Sep 10, 2010
    Denver.
    most heads have a ink reservoir in them with the color'd ink already preloaded. I'm not so sure you can refill that.
     
  7. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

    15,549
    16
    0
    Sep 24, 2004
    Ive done it on my machine. M not firing, but Lc was. switched em, and just run 4 color instead of 6
     
  8. Banners Signs Etc.

    Banners Signs Etc. Active Member

    609
    0
    16
    Sep 21, 2011
    Kentucky
    thanks for the reply colorado, I have actually taken the magenta head out a few times and soaked it and forced cleaning fluid through the nozzles where the dampers hook up..

    I would get a month or so out of doing this..I think I could clean them to the point of being whatever color..

    I guess deep down I know this would work but just need a little reassurance
     
  9. signage

    signage Major Contributor

    9,512
    75
    48
    Oct 5, 2005
    Penn
    It should work fine, the only problem will be incorrect color until the inside of head is flushed with the new color!
     
  10. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

    4,965
    233
    63
    Feb 3, 2010
    Racine, WI
    i've done this before, as well, on my JV3. same printheads. i swapped my yellow with an overspraying black, and made use out of it for another 6 months before finally giving-in and replacing with a new head.
    just remember to write-down and swap the head ranks. they should already be saved in your printer (in case you accidentally wipe the head ranks off the manifold on the printhead while handling)

    you still may run into issues with the misfiring yellow printhead. i.e. banding in greens/browns/blacks and of course, yellows. but definitely less-noticeable than a mis-firing magenta.

    shame you can't simply swap the dampers and tell your printer the new location of the printheads (KYCM instead of KMCY, etc.). would make the job a LOT easier, but the printers just weren't designed that way.
     
  11. Banners Signs Etc.

    Banners Signs Etc. Active Member

    609
    0
    16
    Sep 21, 2011
    Kentucky
    Thanks guys! Now it is just a matter of having the time to idle the machine, let alone having time to work on it..
     
  12. CS-SignSupply-TT

    CS-SignSupply-TT Very Active Member

    1,541
    1
    0
    May 31, 2011
    Dave, you sound like a "...one armed paper hanger..." Success to you in extending the life of your printheads.
     
  13. Banners Signs Etc.

    Banners Signs Etc. Active Member

    609
    0
    16
    Sep 21, 2011
    Kentucky
    had to look that one up...but lately I feel like a one legged man in an *** kicking contest
     
  14. Banners Signs Etc.

    Banners Signs Etc. Active Member

    609
    0
    16
    Sep 21, 2011
    Kentucky
    HAH it worked!

    Solid red!

    and for Tim Turner see below

    ****Note I do not own or claim to own the rights to the photo below and is posted for informational and entertainment purposes only you can purchase this awesome graphic at****
    http://yaymicro.com/vector/thumbs-up-kid/3121323
     

    Attached Files:

  15. CS-SignSupply-TT

    CS-SignSupply-TT Very Active Member

    1,541
    1
    0
    May 31, 2011
    DAVE! Your patience and perseverance paid off. Congratulations!
     
  16. Banners Signs Etc.

    Banners Signs Etc. Active Member

    609
    0
    16
    Sep 21, 2011
    Kentucky
    and graduated to college junior WOOT!
     
  17. CS-SignSupply-TT

    CS-SignSupply-TT Very Active Member

    1,541
    1
    0
    May 31, 2011
    YOU are a College Junior at 401 posts; yet, I have no ranking with 1,451 posts. It must be the difference between UNDER graduate and POST graduate...heh!heh!heh! BTW, you got any snow falling up your way?
     
  18. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

    15,549
    16
    0
    Sep 24, 2004
    you paid for your ranking (MM) :thumb:
     
  19. CS-SignSupply-TT

    CS-SignSupply-TT Very Active Member

    1,541
    1
    0
    May 31, 2011
    "paid for my ranking"

    That was hard earned money too! :rock-n-roll:
     
Loading...

Share This Page

 


Loading...