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Black printhead Issues

Post by cmmiggels » Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:42 pm

Hello from CMMiggels in Manteo NC. I have a 2010 Roland sp540i printer that I have been using for 7 of the ten years of its life. It is a wonderful machine but does come with challenges. Currently I am dealing with a black print head issue. I performed a overnight head soak last night after a good cleaning and it seemed a little better this morning but was wondering if I change out the head cap will that too help? I have had the black print head replaced twice already in the past 7 years. Any info on this would greatly be appreciated.

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Re: Black printhead Issues

Post by Kai Perry » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:03 am

How often has the cap top been replaced? Can you upload a nozzle test?
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Re: Black printhead Issues

Post by cmmiggels » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:53 pm

Hello Kai-
Thanks for the response. Sending a nozzle test from this morning and I have not replaced cap tops for about a year or so.
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Re: Black printhead Issues

Post by Kai Perry » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:23 pm

The black channel has a few deflections and a few misalignments which usually look like the head is either not being cleaned correctly (Auto & manual) or the head is beginning to fail.

Have you replaced the wipers recently?

There is also a slight bit of contamination between the black and the cyan, so replacing the caps would be a start, maybe they aren't sealing correctly.
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Re: Black printhead Issues

Post by cmmiggels » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:58 pm

Wipers were just replaced about a week ago. I am going to replace the caps this weekend. Thank you

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