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I caint get my alps5000 to print out silver and gold foil

Can you tell me how to print gold foil on my alps5000

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Re: i caint get my alps5000 to print out silver and gold...

First of all, are you tring to just print gold foil, or a multicoloured image, including gold?

If it's just gold, ensure that on your artwork, everything to be printed is black. Click File -> Print, and click Properties.When the printer dialogue pops up, select Spot Colour, and click the Spot Colour button. Select Single Ink, and Select Gold Foil.

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The 511 error relates to the PCU rotation sensor. There are several causes and solutions.
Causes 1. Toner build up on PCU foil square 2. Toner powder build up on sensor 3. Misalignment of PCU band 4. Damaged PCU foil square.
Solutions 1. Toner build up on PCU foil square Remove PCU from printer and carefully rotate the PCU band around until you see a silver foil square. Remove any excess toner from foil square. Inspect condition of foil square, if damaged go to solution 4. Reinsert PCU and test.
note: PCU band is best described as a black rubber-band type looking material that rotates around the PCU. Be careful not to touch it with fingers or expose to bright light as this can damage it. Clean foil with simple tissue cloth or similar.
2. Toner powder build up on sensor. Remove PCU unit and using a vacuum and/or can of compressed air spray/**** off excess toner powder from sensor inside of printer. The powder can block the sensors ability to sense the foil square, giving you the error.
Note: Sensor is hard to find, but looking at the foil square on PCU band you should be able to judge by line of sight the approximate location, you are looking for a box with a small tab wire with 2 wires coming out from it. Spray / vacuum in that area. Make sure printer is unplugged be careful not to create a excess of static electricity with the vacuum.
3. Misalignment of PCU band If your PCU band has moved off to the right or left of the roller, it will need to be realigned. A simple check of the right and left position on the roller will determine if you need to realign. To realign take apart PCU and carefully manipulate into correct position.
Note: Wear gloves and expect this to be messy with toner. Try not handle PCU band excessively as once it is damaged print quality will be ruined and PCU will need to be replaced.
4. Damaged PCU foil square. If the square is damaged, replace with a piece of tin foil. Superglue on carefully.
note: You don't need to put the new square in exactly the same place, just above or below on the belt is fine.

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