Versa Camm not printing colour...

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Versa Camm not printing colour...

Post by Harry182 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:58 am

ahhhh help me please.

We have a Roland Versa cam 540i and it's not printing colour...

We had some longer runs of printing last night on to sign vinyl.

it started printing lovely. We then sent some big runs of green and yellow and noticed the yellow dropping out...

We cancled the print to check the ink levels...I don't know if it's played a part but I just removed the ink cartridges to give them a shake... the printer was idle so wasn't drawing / circulating ink.

Did the first low clean (forgot the name) and then sent a nozzle test... all the colours were fine except there was a large chunk of yellow missing.. did a powerful clean and got the same results...

I then did a manual clean and noticed lots of yellow gunk in the area that would match where it was missing in the nozzle check...

I know it's advised to not touch the print head but we got a cleaning stick with a bit of Roland's cleaning solution and gently wiped it off (done this before with no problems)

Finished the manual clean and ran a nozzle test... it was blank apart from a few lines of black... did another powerful clean and it was the same...

I've tried circulating the ink and renewing the ink 3 times but nothing's coming through..

I don't know if it's worth noting that nothing's going through in to the waste bottle....

I've also tryed sending a print with just separate lines of cmyk but only a few lines of black print...

Any idea what's happened or where I should be looking?

Thanks for any help in advance :)

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Re: Versa Camm not printing colour...

Post by PhillyDee » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:53 am

No doubt someone will ask when the captops were last changed
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Re: Versa Camm not printing colour...

Post by mrtn » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:46 pm

PhillyDee wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:53 am
No doubt someone will ask when the captops were last changed
I think I just did in the clone thread. Is that bad?
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