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xerox 8254e

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by MandyProto, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. MandyProto

    MandyProto New Member

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    I have a xerox 8254e and my reds are printing orange. I have done a head cleaning and my ink is full. is this a damper issue? any info or tips would help. thanks
     
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  2. Solventinkjet

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    Was it printing red well before? If yes then it could be the damper for sure. What does your nozzle check look like?
     
  3. MandyProto

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    my nozzle check is very light, hard to see at all.
     
  4. Solventinkjet

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    Post a picture of it and maybe we can see if something is wrong. That's the easiest way.
     
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    that is the nozzle check ... honestly its there.. just very light
     
  7. MandyProto

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    this is what was printed prior to this post, the reds are orange
     

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  8. Solventinkjet

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    Yeah that looks very light. If it were me I would just do a maintenance on the machine which would include changing at least the cap top and dampers and maybe just the whole maintenance station especially if these parts haven't been changed in multiple years. That would rule out maintenance issues. if it continues you might need to soak the head.
     
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  9. MandyProto

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    any way I can "get around" it for today until I get the supplies?
     
  10. Solventinkjet

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    Check the ink lines above the dampers for air bubbles. If there are any, try to tighten the connection of the ink line and damper. Then you can hook a syringe up to the waste tubes, there are 2 and they are connected so one has to be clogged to be able to pull, then pull with the syringe and try to get ink flowing through. If you can, that sometimes will give you some printing time as it primes the heads but if the damper is the issue it will drop out of color again during the print. Also just clean up everything as much as possible especially the cap top and the bottom of the head where the cap top touches the head surface. It's all just to make a better seal with the cap top.
     
  11. Tfloraditch

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    Reds are always difficult. You need to make sure you have a good profile. You should be creating your own profiles to get good color. That might not help you today but long term it is a good idea.
     
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