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I get vertical banding with hp z6100 and all kinds of media. These are "tracks" from pinch rollers. Any help or suggestions appreciated.

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  • nstudio_pl Jun 01, 2010

    It's a DESIGNJET z6100.

  • nstudio_pl Jun 01, 2010

    Thanks, but unfortunately, it's not a solution. As i mentioned the problem is caused by pinch rollers - they leave track on the media. The track is wave-shaped, same as pinch rollers "tread".

  • nstudio_pl Jun 01, 2010

    I asked about designjet.

  • nstudio_pl Jun 01, 2010

    It's vertical,not horizontal.

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The lines are caused from stray ink on the rollers and on the developer..to get rid of them you have to open it and clean the developer ..the rollers and all that get in contact with the paper..The ink itself do not cause this ..but some foreign corps attached on the parts that get in contact with the paper and on which the static electricity cause the toner to adhere and than get on the paper..so ..opening and clean them it is teh only way to get rid of them ..

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Calibrate paper advance. you are going to need to increase the percentage to get rid of the dark banding..

Posted on Jun 01, 2010

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    Randy Trent Jun 02, 2010

    Sorry more of your previous posts poped up as I sent that last one. I have a good trick for you for the Track issue. I had the same issue one of mine.


    1. I cleaned the rollers with isopropyl alcohol. After 30min of if they are clean, then your printing space might be too humid or too
      warm. keep in mind you are using aqueous media. that media is coated
      with a thin layer of synthetic gelatin.

      if that coating is softened in any way it will allow the pinch rollers
      to emboss themselves into the media. also, pinch rollers can alter the
      charge at contact causing the ink to behave differently along those
      tracks.



      i've got a lot of experience with pinch roller tracks because i print on
      veneer and aluminum, etc. NEVER do i use a stock substrate. so I've
      seen this in a lot of situations while trying to develop my coatings and
      such.
      bath i
      cleaned them with microfibre cloth. Then waited a day so the residues
      evaporate.

    2. You can use any mild cleaner, but it will take more applications to get it all off.
    I have no idea where you are in the country or out of it, but if the tracks are clean, then your printing space might be too humid or too
    warm. keep in mind you are using aqueous media. that media is coated
    with a thin layer of synthetic gelatin.

    if that coating is softened in any way it will allow the pinch rollers
    to emboss themselves into the media. also, pinch rollers can alter the
    charge at contact causing the ink to behave differently along those
    tracks.



    I've got a lot of experience with pinch roller tracks because i print on
    veneer and aluminum, etc. NEVER do i use a stock substrate. so I've
    seen this in a lot of situations while trying to develop my coatings and
    such.


    Give this a try and let me know how this works for you.

    Thank you for the chance to help.

    Randy
    FixYa Support Team



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Typically, vertical lines appear in the copy if the glass plate is not clean enough. Clean the glass plate using a soft cotton tissue.

As the paper is moved over, small fragments of the original media or dust stuck onto the glass plate may cause image quality problems, like undesired vertical streaks appearing on the copy. To minimize this problem make sure that your original is completely dry before loading it into the scanner. Take care to protect the scanner from dust.

I hope this helps!

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Hello,

follow the below step as it should solve the problem:

  1. Make sure that the paper type you have loaded corresponds to the paper type that you select on the front panel and in your software.
  2. Make sure that you are using appropriate print-quality settings for your purposes. In some cases, you can overcome a print-quality problem merely by selecting a higher print-quality level. For instance, if you have set the print-quality slider to Fast , try setting it to Best . If you change the print-quality settings, reprint your job if the problem has been solved.
  3. Print the Printhead status plot.
  4. Check the paper-advance calibration status on the front panel. If the status is PENDING, you should perform paper-advance calibration.
  5. Try aligning the printheads. After alignment, reprint your job if the problem has been solved.
Good luck.

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    Thanks, but unfortunately, it's not a solution. As i mentioned the problem is caused by pinch rollers - they leave track on the media. The track is wave-shaped, same as pinch rollers "tread".

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Hello,

Turn off equipment,open cover remove drum and toner unit.
Set aside on old newspaper and cover it with cloth so the light wont damage the drum.
Take your flashlight and look for a shield or glass about 8 inches long
usually on the surface that the cartridge rests on. Clean with swab and spirit.
If you cant find a glass or shield look towards the cieling of the inner chamber of the printer it may be there or you may find an led array which is dirty. Clean carefully.

Insert back and test to see if it will solve the problem.

Take care.


Posted on Jun 01, 2010

  • nstudio_pl Jun 01, 2010

    Obviously it's a mistake as i mean designjet z6100 series.

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