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Yellow not printing

Discussion in 'Roland' started by SignStudent, May 30, 2012.

  1. SignStudent

    SignStudent Member

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    I have a Roland Versacamm 540i and was using Bordeaux ink. The yellow went empty while in the middle of printing and instead of stopping and warning me like normal it kept printing. Ever since then I can't get it to print more than a couple inches of yellow at a time.

    I've used a syringe to pull ink through the lines so there is no air in the lines. I've switched to OEM inks. I've run a cleaning cycle with cleaning solution. I've replace the cap tops. Not sure what else to do at this point. Any ideas?
     
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  2. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    New head?
     
  3. the graphics co

    the graphics co Active Member

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    call a tech to come out and diagnose and solve the problem. It will cost a few bucks extra, but it will be fixed and up and running.
     
  4. Robert M

    Robert M Very Active Member

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    Dampers

    Try the dampers, not sure what else it could be.
     
  5. artbot

    artbot Very Active Member

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    start with a damper swap. see if the yellow dampers flow to the adjacent channel/manifold. if they quit coming from a different channel, then you have a supply issue. if the yellow prints at the new channel, they you have a yellow head/damper issue. do that first and get back with us. btw. it's doubtful a tech will do a damper swap. why? because it doesn't cost anything.
     
  6. Sooner Printing

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    Maybe air in the lines from running out of ink?
     
  7. cdiesel

    cdiesel Very Active Member

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    Yep, swap dampers.

    Also, when pulling ink through with a syringe, disconnect the line before the damper, and pull the ink very quickly. I've seen air bubbles stay trapped with a slow pull.
     
  8. SignStudent

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    The issue seems to be resolved. I pulled more ink through the lines again and it's printing fine. I'm thinking either there was something somehow wrong with the ink cartridge or (more likely) I just never got all the air out. I must have done like 5 cleanings and pulled out about 25-30 ml of ink though. Thanks for the help!
     
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