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Problems with VS-300 printer, black is gone.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steven Jackson - Admin Apr 24, 2017. 15 Replies

Hi guys, I really need help figuring out whats happening. My black ink is completely gone, however it does come back a bit after doing a ink renewal, then after a few cleaning cycle its gone again.…Continue

Tags: roland, problem, printer, vs-300

Help! Brand new Royal Sovereign laminator, issues with reverse wound rolls loading.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Psychopat Apr 20, 2016. 8 Replies

Hey guys, I recently purchased a VS-300 printer, along with a brand new laminator from Grimco. It's a 32" Cold Pressure Sensitive Roll Laminator RSC820CLS. I do mostly promotional item for our…Continue

Help! Color issues when printing with Roland VS-300, grays come out pink and green

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aci M Mar 18, 2016. 30 Replies

Reposting my previous thread, apparently the jpg I shared was causing issues and the previous discussion was closed. I converted it to a PDF this time. Please note that the file is around 3 MB. Sorry…Continue

Tags: pink, gray, color

Help! Color issues when printing with Roland VS-300, grays come out pink and green

Started this discussion. Last reply by irving donaldson Mar 15, 2016. 6 Replies

Hey guys,I purchased a used Roland VS-300 printer recently. I work in the video game business and I am familiar with the design side (using the Adobe suite). Was planning to use it for promotional…Continue

Tags: gray, vs-300, color problem

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Steven Jackson - Admin replied to Psychopat's discussion Problems with VS-300 printer, black is gone.
"Very glad it got fixed for you! Win for all :)"
Apr 24, 2017
Psychopat replied to Psychopat's discussion Problems with VS-300 printer, black is gone.
"Thanks for your help Steven, I was in touch with Stahls Canada. Unfortunately it was quite expensive since they are based in Toronto and the travel fees were around $500 alone to come to Ottawa. I managed to find a Roland certified technician from…"
Apr 22, 2017
Steven Jackson - Admin replied to Psychopat's discussion Problems with VS-300 printer, black is gone.
"ha ha ha ha ha NO"
Apr 5, 2017
irving donaldson replied to Psychopat's discussion Problems with VS-300 printer, black is gone.
"So I am going to Canada?"
Apr 5, 2017
Steven Jackson - Admin replied to Psychopat's discussion Problems with VS-300 printer, black is gone.
"Pat - I sent you a PM with my contact info. We may have someone near you that could be of assistance. Please call me or send me an email with a way to get a hold of you so we can set it up. "
Apr 5, 2017
irving donaldson replied to Psychopat's discussion Problems with VS-300 printer, black is gone.
"Agreed on the evaluation. Wait for one of the conference shows and get one on a discount. The VS is already 3 generations old. The VSi and now the SG/VG came out after. That is why it is cheaper to replace than to spend ours doing all the things I…"
Apr 4, 2017
Psychopat replied to Psychopat's discussion Problems with VS-300 printer, black is gone.
"yeah sorry, my silver is almost gone again due to all the cleaning cycles. I need to order either a new one or a cleaning cartridge today. I wanted to make sure I get the right one, I think there's 2 different type of cleaning…"
Apr 4, 2017
irving donaldson replied to Psychopat's discussion Problems with VS-300 printer, black is gone.
"Not sure what he means by captop flush - the flush adjust is in service mode and used to ensure top and head are aligned and seated correctly - not your issue since the other colors are good. The top is rated for 6 months especial white and metallic…"
Apr 4, 2017
Psychopat replied to Psychopat's discussion Problems with VS-300 printer, black is gone.
"Yes, here in Canada the quote is almost 5K CAD for the head replacements and all parts.  I am not 100% sure what you mean by this. I have a lot of ink unused, I can pass the aftermarket ones since its garbage anyway and put my Roland ink when…"
Apr 4, 2017
irving donaldson replied to Psychopat's discussion Problems with VS-300 printer, black is gone.
"You are in CA so things are a little different here - head with labor is about 3k - then you have dampers, captop, wipers. The Tech should have done the choke clean to remove the air - it needs to be done in service mode. Technically you are suppose…"
Apr 4, 2017
Psychopat replied to Psychopat's discussion Problems with VS-300 printer, black is gone.
"so you think the problem is with the damper? The tech disconnected the ink lines and made sure there was no air. He confirmed the ink gets to the damper ok too.  When I do a ink renewal, I get some nozzle (black). How do you do a choke cleaning…"
Apr 4, 2017
irving donaldson replied to Psychopat's discussion Problems with VS-300 printer, black is gone.
"Yeah I knew better, guess was being lazy. Black missing whole channel - sticking with damper issue. Your calibration is slightly off. remove the metallic and use a cleaning cart. On a VS has to be dual cmyk, the VSi allows 7 colors. You cannot get…"
Apr 4, 2017
Psychopat replied to Psychopat's discussion Problems with VS-300 printer, black is gone.
"Thanks Irving, the ink on the far right is actually the metallic. The black is supposed to be in the middle but missing. I purchased this printer used which is also probably a big part of the problem, I noticed some issues since the beginning such…"
Apr 4, 2017
irving donaldson replied to Psychopat's discussion Problems with VS-300 printer, black is gone.
"Thanks for the great training pixs. That head is toast. You may not want to hear that however let me explain: - Significant head strike that is pushing the black nozzles to the left - Scratches on the head surface - Poor maintenance ---Dried ink…"
Apr 4, 2017
Psychopat replied to Psychopat's discussion Problems with VS-300 printer, black is gone.
"Here's a print test I just did now"
Apr 4, 2017
Psychopat posted a discussion

Problems with VS-300 printer, black is gone.

Hi guys, I really need help figuring out whats happening. My black ink is completely gone, however it does come back a bit after doing a ink renewal, then after a few cleaning cycle its gone again. See the PDF attached with many pictures.Here’s more details about the printer and what happened lately to give you some context details in case it may help. I moved the printer with the help of a tech to my home office last January. We also changed both wipers as well and we then ran a quick print…See More
Apr 4, 2017

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Gatineau, QC
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Roland VS-300

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