After 7 years of owning and operating this machine I should know the answer but haven't ever run into this until now. Running a VP-540 and lately it has been having alot of issues with banding. Mostly because the printhead seems to get dried ink on it just from sitting a couple of hours. I noticed the other day that the printhead does not go all the way home(ie; as far as it can go to seat and seal over the captops). It sits just before the cap top platform raises up.
My thinking is the dried ink is from it not seating properly. Other than cleaning, cap tops, wipers, and blades nothing on the machine has ever been changed.
My question......where is home(cap station platform up or down)?
Cap in the up position - your flushing adjustment is off
Thanks Irving! That fixed that problem.