Question about Tektronix Phaser 860 Thermal Printer
Hi I have a Phaser 850 but I am sure it is not too different from the 860. Each time it starts up it has white stripes vertically on the printed pages and I have to select the Elinate White Stripes option on teh Help menu usually at least two tiimes, sometimes three. Surely this is not normal? I would have thought that the startup (which includes a cleaning routine I think) should sort this, esepcially as it takes up to 15 minutes to warm up ready for use. I have replaced the light blue maintenance tray roller recently and this doesn't see to have had any effect on the problem One it is warmed up and has had the EWS routine run two or three times it is fine How can I sort this please? Thanks David
Those solid ink machines are designed to be left on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (it uses about $20 in ink to turn on each time)
When turned off the printhead nozzles can get clogged up with dry ink, which causes white stripes. Running the eliminate light stripes routine purges the printhead (using another $10 or $12 in ink). When it becomes a continuous problem the printhead needs to be replaced....very expensive and time to get a new printer !
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
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