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Colorip machines to run on Versaworks

I saw your posting about get an older soljet pro II to run on versaworks. I have a Versawoks SC-545ex and possibly getting an older Pro II that runs on Colorip. I world like to run both machines from Versaworks. If is as simple as changing the dip switch settings on the main board and changing the print head order I'm in. I was Roland service tech before Versaworks came out. I do know the difference dip switch configurations and I have the service manual for both. Please let me know if this is correct. Thanks.

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If a gap is present decrease the value by going to Menu, Calibration, Setting and pressing the Down Arrow to decrease the percentage shown to match what setting is best on the test pattern. Press Enter to save the value. If the printer does not show multiple test patterns perform the Feed Calibration, Test Print again to check the results.
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Once the proper Feed Calibration has been established on the printer it is important to make sure this setting is correct in Versaworks. Once Versaworks is open and a job has been loaded, perform the following steps:
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a higher resolution can sort out the stripes, but you cant just replace parts of the head, you have to replace the whole head, now, if you use the sc540, you have 6 heads, if you replace them, let the techinician upgrade your machine to the sc540EX, then you can print from versaworks, which is much easier to use than colorip, but you have less tuning options. When upgrading the machine to the EX, you have to switch head positions, so it makes it worth while to replace the heads and upgrade the machine. The upgrading is not supposed to cost a lot of money as it is merely a set of switches you have to set on the main board, but while you do that, you can just as well give it a major service and then you the high cost will be worth while.

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