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Xante Ilumina Digital Color

Whenever I use cover stock (I've tried many different types & weights) the entire print side has a light covering of toner - I don't know if you would call this tone up. I've tried ever print combination or setting possible - heavy stock, ultra, media select switch up, manual tray etc. It happens with the PS Driver and the PCL Driver. Nothing seems to work. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thank you.

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It is a fact of digital print that toner scatter will apear ever so slightly. But it is noticable much more on glossy stock, as there is a high reflectivity, and no micro valleys in surface texture to loose it in..having said that...glossy stock is very difficult to print on with the Ilumina..even on label setting/ auto select for weight and Media switch on(this is the best I have been able to achieve)

Posted on Dec 04, 2007

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    the motly effect and the back ground toner scatter can be caused by a few variables,

    1 - In compatable stock (non digi, or digi stock with incorect moisture content) remeber that laser printing is static driven, so incorrect storage of stocks, can change the residual moisture content of the stock)

    2- to compensate of environmental variations, try, via the frint panel on the ilumina, arrow down to "menus", select enter, then arrow down to "System Adjust", enter, then arrow down to "Paper Colour Setting",enter, here you can selector a factor of -2 to +2. -2 is for if background scatter is eveident, +2 is if fading occurs during printing..

    3. having said all of that, consumables can also inpact, especially ID's..% indicated, is purely based on 5% coverage on Letter @ 80gsm. so if you regularly run 300gsm, expect drum failures to occur at 50% or there abouts,,Run ID TEST PRINT, to ***** the ID's.



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Xante have bought out an upgrade kit that you can 'purchased' that is supposed to address the problem; but speaking to the technician he said that although it fixed one problem it was causing another. I'm having a problem with mottling of solid solours with mine now - engineer argued that it was the stock I was using but couldn't give any reason why it didn't do it previously and I'm using the same stock as before.

Posted on May 29, 2008

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The problem cant be solved. Only to eliminate that kind of the paper. But why you bought so expansive machine? to print on normal papers!

Posted on Apr 09, 2008

Problem is developer or drum (100%)

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

When you print on "glossy" stock which is the most obviously visible, in the driver select "Heavy Gloss". Don't worry about the weight, the printer will automatically select it.

Posted on Nov 05, 2007

Sounds like your fuser is not working properly replace the fuser

Posted on Oct 04, 2007

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