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Please post your questions, concerns, issues in the forum, especially if you need my assistance. I am all for helping the community so that everyone can benefit, now and through the search feature. When you contact me in CHATs, PMs, EMAILs,  FB or telephone and receiving personal services - please expect to be charged accordingly. The Roland going rate is $150 and hour. I freely answer and questions here that conforms with our policies and those of Roland. Sorry I can only skirt around Tech level issues for we are not training techs on this site. Thanks for your understanding that I have work to perform and in no way compensated for contributing here. Thanks Irv

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Grainy on Calendared Vinyl?

Started by Luis Pizano-Bermudez in Print/Cut Materials. Last reply by irving donaldson 1 minute ago. 25 Replies

Hello,Why is it that I am getting a "grainy" look for these vinyl stickers?Media: Orafol 3164Printer: VersaCamm  VS-640iUsing Generic Vinyl 2 ProfileCurrently waiting for Roland to send me a correct Profile for this specific media. Can that be…Continue

VW 4.8 and 5.5.1 Error when VW Opened

Started by Mark Reynolds in Roland Versacamms and Cutters. Last reply by irving donaldson 11 minutes ago. 1 Reply

Every time I open VW 5.5.1 or 4.8 I get an error "The server name or address could not be resolved".  Not sure why, when I click ok, it connects to my SP300i with no problem and I am able to print & cut.I got a new computer and am installed 4.8…Continue

Tags: Explorer, Media, Versaworks, SP300i

Roland Color Chart and Color Profiles

Started by Gary LaFayette in Color theory and Management. Last reply by irving donaldson 13 minutes ago. 1 Reply

     Hello, I'm wondering if there is a good way to get the Roland spot color chart or something similar in vector art.  I'm sure I could recreate it but that would take some time.      My second question is regarding the color settings and profiles…Continue

Old VS540i - old head New Life?

Started by Richard Diotte in Roland Versacamms and Cutters. Last reply by irving donaldson yesterday. 5 Replies

I recently purchased a Vs540i at auction.  Got it home, plugged it in.  DOA.  Did some googling, bought the service manual, disconnected the head cable from the main board, and it powered up.  It appears that I need a new head.  Can i buy a used one…Continue

Need advise on PERFORATED cut settings for Siser ColorPrint Heat Transfer

Started by Oleg in Tutorials. Last reply by chris wool on Friday. 12 Replies

HiMaybe someone here had any (good) experience with perf cutting the backing film of Siser ColorPrint Heat Transfer.We print with Eco-Solvent VS/SP on Siser ColorPrint. Then we weed it of and are now trying to perf cut it ( the cuts are only on the…Continue

Inconsistent Cutting

Started by James R. Lecomte in Roland Versacamms and Cutters. Last reply by James R. Lecomte on Friday. 10 Replies

I have a problem.  Recently my VS540i has started cutting off center the further left on the sheet it goes.  In the attached picture the left image is the first cut on the run and the right image is the last cut across the roll.  I am using a 54"…Continue

Tags: Cutting, VS540i

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irving donaldson replied to Luis Pizano-Bermudez's discussion Grainy on Calendared Vinyl?
"Alex the photos looked more like orange peel, which means a heat issue. See if one the media is made for eco solvent; next you the correct profile from the manufacturer or an equivalent; Use the correct color management setting Both Orange Peel and…"
1 minute ago
irving donaldson replied to Mark Reynolds's discussion VW 4.8 and 5.5.1 Error when VW Opened
"Mark in Iowa working and a long day due to weather. I will try and think this through tomorrow. "
11 minutes ago
irving donaldson replied to Gary LaFayette's discussion Roland Color Chart and Color Profiles
"The spot color chart is in the palette directory - print it as a PDF. Look in Corel or Illustrator for Palette outputs to a format you need. Profiles are in VW - your artist cannot assign them. Your artist should use the following palettes in order…"
13 minutes ago
Mark Reynolds posted a discussion

VW 4.8 and 5.5.1 Error when VW Opened

Every time I open VW 5.5.1 or 4.8 I get an error "The server name or address could not be resolved".  Not sure why, when I click ok, it connects to my SP300i with no problem and I am able to print & cut.I got a new computer and am installed 4.8 to get upgrade to 5.5.1.  Auto update and manual update neither one work.  When I use Online Updater to try to get an update it still gives me the same error.I have also tried to get the Media Explorer and try to Load from File, I click the button…See More
6 hours ago
Gary LaFayette posted a discussion

Roland Color Chart and Color Profiles

     Hello, I'm wondering if there is a good way to get the Roland spot color chart or something similar in vector art.  I'm sure I could recreate it but that would take some time.      My second question is regarding the color settings and profiles in versaworks.  Is there a guide or chart that I can give my artist that will explain what profile is best for different types of art?  Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!GarySee More
10 hours ago
irving donaldson replied to Richard Diotte's discussion Old VS540i - old head New Life?
"OK that changes the situation. If the head is plugged in and no power, and power when off, then the head is more likely shorting. There is no way to rebuild a board, since we just swap boards. You have the service manual, if you can find a tech who…"
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"Hello everyone Aim having problems with my black color on my sp 300 se photo can anyone help aim new to this Thsnks"
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Richard Diotte replied to Richard Diotte's discussion Old VS540i - old head New Life?
"A little background.  I bought the printer at auction and there are screws missing everywhere.  When you plug the unit in and turn on both power switches, nothing happens.  I checked the fuses, and they are fine.  It was…"
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irving donaldson replied to Richard Diotte's discussion Old VS540i - old head New Life?
"I suggest not to do that! What happens when you turn it on? Do you have the user manual? Did you turn on the main power switch (rear) and the secondary switch (front)?  Then a nozzle test, then a few cleanings, and then another nozzle test…"
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