"Nope never do I mind when I can find time to come on here. The issue is that service mode is key combinations and we cannot give that out here due to an agreement we have with Roland, and as a Tech it is like leaving the front door open. Neither is…"
"I couldn't really find a "service mode" I am thinking it is "maintenance" on my machine? And the only thing I can find regarding adjusting is the "Bi directional adjustment" Not sure if that is it or not? I have…"
"If you do not know none of the questions are stupid, so feel free to ask - others are learning from your post.
Look under your color and you see the magenta halo - the head is not aligned and must be done is service mode. Unfortunately, I cannot…"
"I did have to take out the head carriage with the heads on because I previously had an issue with the heads not seating onto the captops correctly, which caused it not to feed ink. I did not know how to align it without moving the whole…"
"Several things from afar
Did you touch the heads at all - the heads look not aligned (magenta off line)
Look at your cyan head, if that is not your fingerprint on the media then check the head surface
Missing consecutive nozzles up or down will give…"
"Let me do all of the above today and post. The captop are new less than a month with very little /hardly any printing this month. It is currently 50 degrees with 99% humidity cause it is raining hard. I am in San Francisco, CA.
Thank You for the…"
"Take a single pix of the nozzle test - most recent - straight on
Take something small and print it in bi-direction and again in unidirection - that will help determine the issue, and
Finally what is the humidity where you are printing
Hi All,Was wondering if I can get some advise? You all have been great everytime I needed some help. I really appreciate this group.I have a Roland VP540 that seems to print out blurry. I am not sure if the heads are bad or if I messed something up while doing maintenance on the machine. I have changed the caps and ink lines going to the motor that sucks ink from the cap. I did a head clean. I am using Roland original inks now (previously tried aftermarket) Not sure what else to try. I was…See More
I have been told many times that using aftermarket inks like the Bordeaux can only cause problems and clogs in the machine. I have used Bordeaux inks for the past 3 years with little problems till now! I am not sure if I was just lucky or Bordeaux recently changed their formula in the past year?I have been replacing my caps many times to get my printer working propperly. usually 2 sets a month. So often that I started using cheap china caps with clear lines. I finally noticed (with the…See More
The top images are from left to right 1.no cleaning, 2. first normal clean 3. second normal clean.The bottom 2 images are of the Med. clean and the very last clean is also a normal clean. It seems to be getting worse and worse. The Cyan was almost perfect when started and then after the clean it is getting worse.All 4…See More
"Looks like after making a big mess and using a bunch of syringes, I got ink to the head finally! Thank You everyone for the help. I have another issue that I will start another thread on.
Thanks Irving and Scott for the input."
"Your choice Dave, but I can promise you Ive worked on at least 20 machines that were using Bordeau ink, and every one of them needed new heads because the particles in the ink is clogging the nozzles.
Can you pull ink through the heads with the…"