Alright so I am stumped....Bit of HistoryVS 540i single CMYKNew Cap topNew WiperNew Felt All replaced within the last week, previously changed about 6 months agoManual CleaningCompleted an overnight…Continue
The encoder strip had already been cleaned but I cleaned it again and I am still having issues.
I am attaching an image of the printhead (does it look bad?)
And image of artwork output (you can see cyan or light cyan output is poor and…"
"I see some improvement, no harm
That channel bending in the middle will always bend due to a headstrike.
The color in the neighboring channel - is the encoder strip. Clean with alcohol only or a lint free cloth.
You have to reach in up over…"
I do have the manual and definitely see the calibration is all out of sorts. I will do my best to address this.
Adjusted the bi-directional (was around +14.5-+15)
Got a nice little plant next to the machine sitting…"
"Not sure if you have the manual, but that would show you how the test should look.
Would love to see a test print after the soak. A comparison with the above.
BiDirection test. Yours is off and the correct setting is not on the sheet - it is…"
Thanks again for all for your help/insight.
Attached are the tests you requested.
Ran the bi directional test first then calibration like you requested.
Update- did the head soak over the weekend for 48 hrs. These…"
"Ok the B - very noisy - but good - if I had seen a red halo it would have show me possible head misalignment since cmyk uses all the colors to make black.
The noise in the B along with the nozzle test - and a 14% humidity is moving me towards…"
"Sorry, new here. My apologies for not showing one nozzle test at a time.
Uni-direction is worse
Will do 48 hr head soak over weekend
How do I go about addressing the head strike and head alignment issue?
Just cleaned encoder strip, it was…"
"Please, as annoying as it is, one nozzle test at a time so I can zoom in.
Have you printed a text print in uni-direction?
Head soaks should be 48hr, to be effective.
That would not have help, but I went for all of the easy stuff.
- So you never…"
Alright so I am stumped....Bit of HistoryVS 540i single CMYKNew Cap topNew WiperNew Felt All replaced within the last week, previously changed about 6 months agoManual CleaningCompleted an overnight headsoak Just put in a brand new LC (running all Eco Sol Maxx2 inks. Have never used generic inks)Getting blurry prints and black showing up on some colorsAttachments are side by side comparison of a print job ( look at text at the top) The one on the right with the black and yellow chart below it…See More