Roland LEF-20 UV - Ink consumption job log

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Re: Roland LEF-20 UV - Ink consumption job log

Post by jokewouters » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:43 pm

Okay, so now I need to figure out what's the startup cost for one print job.
How much cc goes into cleaning and circulation? Or is that something you cannot know?

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Re: Roland LEF-20 UV - Ink consumption job log

Post by PhillyDee » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:23 pm

Yup, aparently it wastes around £2 worth of ink (plus brexit). But it will also drain the gloss since it is on the same head. Im not sure if this is doubled though
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Re: Roland LEF-20 UV - Ink consumption job log

Post by jokewouters » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:31 pm

Okay, thanks everyone for the help!
At least now we know why the ink got empty so fast. :)

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Re: Roland LEF-20 UV - Ink consumption job log

Post by mrtn » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:43 pm

Did you get training with the purchase of the machine? All this should've been discussed.
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Re: Roland LEF-20 UV - Ink consumption job log

Post by dme » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:29 pm

Circulation waste around 8ml (white and gloss) each 8 hours if you don't use.

After firmware 1.2, if you continuously use white ink, will not do circulate again.

And here, in Brazil, nobody told us about this. When I asked to Roland's support, they could not tell me.

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Re: Roland LEF-20 UV - Ink consumption job log

Post by mrtn » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:36 pm

Circulation wastes ink only if you begin printing after a 8 hour period from the previous print. If you don’t use the printer then there’s no waste.

CMYK jobs do not waste any. Besides normal light cleaning.
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