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HELP!!! VP-540i printing issue

Started this discussion. Last reply by irving donaldson Jul 26. 12 Replies

Hi, guys, i have an issue with my VP_540i printer it was print fine till the other day please see pictures for the problem whilst printing I noticed that the image wasn't as clear as it was supposed…Continue

vp540 cutting problem

Started this discussion. Last reply by matthew johnstone Jun 13, 2016. 4 Replies

hi guys i am in need of some help my printer is all fine and dandy but my cutter has developed a problem when i cut a job it will cut all the vinyl then when i come to weed it I'm finding that it…Continue

ink run out but still need to cut vinyl but wont go past the ink level menu on bootup

Started this discussion. Last reply by irving donaldson May 30, 2014. 1 Reply

hi guys id there any way of getting past the boot up menu on the ink level as ive got loads of cutting to do and it wont let me go past the ink level check help pleasethe ink ran out half way through…Continue

Need help again guys vp540

Started this discussion. Last reply by matthew johnstone May 18, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi guys had this crop up a while ago and it has just reared its head again please see att pictures all the nozzles are firing great and look in good order i have had a big order for 30 sqr metres of…Continue

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irving donaldson replied to matthew johnstone's discussion HELP!!! VP-540i printing issue
"Thanks for the feedback, Happy CAMMing!"
Jul 26
matthew johnstone replied to matthew johnstone's discussion HELP!!! VP-540i printing issue
"new roland dampers, captop, manifold and all fixed cheers guys"
Jul 26
irving donaldson replied to matthew johnstone's discussion HELP!!! VP-540i printing issue
"Thanks for the follow-up"
Jul 25
matthew johnstone replied to matthew johnstone's discussion HELP!!! VP-540i printing issue
"no problem at all as usual guys you are awesome i have an engineer coming out tomorrow morning to have a look i have checked all the lines and cap tops etc and i have exhausted all my knowledge and dont really want to touch the heads so have a guy…"
Jul 25
irving donaldson replied to matthew johnstone's discussion HELP!!! VP-540i printing issue
"No problem Matt, this is the best way to get me. Just leave it here and if I am available I will give you my few cents. Not sure if I stated earlier, magenta is a clogger, so check the pipes. If they are clogged you will get what you are seeing.…"
Jul 24
matthew johnstone replied to matthew johnstone's discussion HELP!!! VP-540i printing issue
"thanks dude  the pipes that come from the cap tops to the pump to see if the pump had failed  i will take a picture shortly to show you and i will try the cable swap as well cheers  matt "
Jul 24
irving donaldson replied to matthew johnstone's discussion HELP!!! VP-540i printing issue
"Take a picture where you changed the dampers. Not sure what you mean by pipes changed? What you can change is the ribbon cables from cyan/black to magenta/yellow. If it prints then you probably blew the fuse (my thinking). If it does not print, you…"
Jul 24
matthew johnstone replied to matthew johnstone's discussion HELP!!! VP-540i printing issue
"right we have replaced the dampers on the red head and pulled ink through with a syringe then we printed and it had the same problem so we had a look at the lines and now the M & Y ink are not pulling through but the C & K are pulling…"
Jul 24
matthew johnstone replied to matthew johnstone's discussion HELP!!! VP-540i printing issue
"i have just e done a 2 metre print at high res and it printed fine i have then printed a few more jobs and now it has the same issue  we have noticed that there is air after the Y/T connector where the cap tops join  i havent yet…"
Jul 18
irving donaldson replied to matthew johnstone's discussion HELP!!! VP-540i printing issue
"A two day head soak on the black might help, but to be honest that head is done. When you have missing nozzles those can be recovered, but when they are deflecting up, down or to the sides - there is no way to correct the nozzles. Magenta - A…"
Jul 17
matthew johnstone replied to matthew johnstone's discussion HELP!!! VP-540i printing issue
"I knew you would be able to answer this for me Irvine do you recommend a flushing on the magenta head ?  the black could do with a flush  it has been quite humid here as well  cheers  matt "
Jul 17
irving donaldson replied to matthew johnstone's discussion HELP!!! VP-540i printing issue
"As you see from your print, your black head is bad. You will get banding and overspray whenever that head fires. Your cyan head will give you some overspray. Your magenta head, half is great and the other is experiencing ink starvation. If the top…"
Jul 17
matthew johnstone posted a discussion

HELP!!! VP-540i printing issue

Hi, guys, i have an issue with my VP_540i printer it was print fine till the other day please see pictures for the problem whilst printing I noticed that the image wasn't as clear as it was supposed to be I  did a nozzle check and half of the red(M) head was not firing so I thought it was a cap top so changed that and pulled a load of ink through and did a nozzle check and it was running fine until I printed about a metre of print and it failed again So I'm…See More
Jul 17
matthew johnstone replied to matthew johnstone's discussion vp540 cutting problem
"also could it be a crap batch of blades ?"
Jun 13, 2016
matthew johnstone replied to matthew johnstone's discussion vp540 cutting problem
"hi its all cut files and print cut files im using versaworks 4.5.0 it started doing it a month ago and its slowly getting worse  the settings on the eps files have never changed in the 4 years ive used them could it be a loose belt ?"
Jun 13, 2016
CYW replied to matthew johnstone's discussion vp540 cutting problem
"If its all files, make sure your eps margin settings is something more than 0.0 in Versaworks Di"
Jun 13, 2016

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