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VP 540 question

Discussion in 'Roland' started by Joesignshop, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Joesignshop

    Joesignshop New Member

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    I just upgraded from the Sp540 to the Vp540 and was wondering if anyone has experienced the cleaning function occuring while printing with the VP? This happens every so often while printing in standard and billboard modes. Thanks!
     
  2. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    Not sure exactly what you are asking... is it going through a clean cycle in the middle of a print?
     
  3. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    I've never had that happen before !
     
  4. Creative_Lance

    Creative_Lance Very Active Member

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    Never happened with me either!
     
  5. Drip Dry

    Drip Dry Very Active Member

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    It happens to me on occasion ... I thought it was normal
     
  6. 82R909

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    Like the three or five clicks in the middle of printing ?
     
  7. trik

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    Never in the middle of a print job for us?? Maybe at the beginning or end, but not during?
     
  8. premiercolour

    premiercolour Sales and services from S. California

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  9. scuba_steve2699

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    Great, now we get infomercials in the middle of a forum thread! :banghead:
     
  10. GSSA-Russ

    GSSA-Russ New Member

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    The clicks are normal that's the pump operation. I have never had a cleaning performed during a print seems curious.
     
  11. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

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    mine does a self cleaning every so often but not ever during a job
     
  12. StreamlineDesign

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    I have heard that too. I think you're right - it's just the pumps pumping some ink through. The sound reminds me of the oil change places when they're pumping new oil into your vehicle.
     
  13. anotherdog

    anotherdog Very Active Member

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    I have to mention this will void your warranty.
     
  14. Joesignshop

    Joesignshop New Member

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    Yes it's sounds like the clicking or pumping during the printing process, sounds like the cleaning process briefly, Must be normal as my unit has about 4 hours on it. I'll contact Roland and get back to the forum.
     
  15. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    That clicking is normal... I thought you were talking a cleaning cycle starting in the middle of the print... which wouldn't be normal...
     
  16. Mike_Koval

    Mike_Koval Active Member

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    the pump clicking is normal...even during a print.

    3rd party inks void the warranty on anything the ink touches, lines, dampers, heads, caps and pump. I have heard that the ink manufacturer would cover any damage if it were to damage anything. Not definitely sure about this though.

    Welcome to the forum Russ!
     
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