I have a versacamm 420
I had been printing transfers & had a few more left before
I needed to print a banner.
I wanted to do a manual cleaning before going on to the banner.
So I did the usual cleaning and went back to printing the last of the
transfers. Now I have yellow prints for all orange,Red,pinks.
I’m so confused and not sure why or what happened to cause this.
any help would be much appreciated!
You did not say your ink configuration, but a VS40 should have 8 columns and you do not.
That is your issue with the color change.
Thant does not come from head cleaning, unless you touched the head surface.
Also you have many blocked and deflecting nozzles which are causing you not to have clean edges.
If a 48 hour head soak does not work, you will need a head replacement.
You need all columns to get your correct colors.
Ok missing columns could mean you need a new print head. However, when did they go missing. If they was there before the captop change, then check the top. Ensure it is springy and you have the little spring to the front. Also you have white & metallic - replace with cleaning cartridges if you are not using - so depending on region your 6 mo captop life was cut in half. If the head is seated squarely on the top, then the next issue would be clogs, then dampers. So first check lines tops to drain, if clear then we looks at dampers.
I do not recommend you changing the dampers, a good way for you to further damage the head. If you choose to do so you can search the net for a video - all the VS machines are the same.
Do 2 powerful cleanings back to back and see if there is any improvement. You can change the special inks now and if you need them again - you can do a couple of power cleans or print that color until it comes back and then print your job.
If you do 2 and no change, then real issues. Cannot remember your menu, but if you have a choke clean option you need to do that also.
I would say that a damper change would fix one issue, but that other color would have no change. You would be fix by a head change.
Always replace dampers, wipers, and captop when doing a new head - if the top is new and not full of sludge from the head soak, then you are fine there. I tell folks do not put in a new engine in a car and keep the old oil, and filters.