Question about Xante Ilumina Digital Color Press Printer

7 Answers

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.

Posted by printersol on

  • eror May 17, 2008

    same

×

Ad

7 Answers

Anonymous

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 24 Answers

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

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    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.

×

Ad

Anonymous

Throw the machine - is the only solution

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

Ad

Anonymous

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

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

Anonymous

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

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

Anonymous

Problem is developer or drum (100%)

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Sounds like your fuser is not working properly replace the fuser

Posted on Oct 04, 2007

Add Your Answer

×

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

0helpful
1answer

Magenta Stained product on a Xante Ilumina

i want to ask few question, are you using correct envelopes for this machine or can you use any type, is the weight of paper like is 20lbs
paper, or is it cheap 99 cents paper.
the port where the color ink is spout or ejector port is issue.
call the manufacture customer care center ask for technical services.

go online to the following sites for more help or informations.

www.ask.com/mfg.name/make/model/
/service/manuals/
/operational/manual/
/troubleshooting/guide/
/FAQ/
/customer/service/telephone#/
0helpful
2answers

How to get brilliant prints on xante ilumina, the prints come out matte all the time

it may be what you are printing your pictures on try different printing materials
0helpful
2answers

Good day I have a Xante Ilumina 502, when i print on 300gsm and up there is a magenta background. How do i solve this

Your settings are incorrect, adjust media type and media weight. This settings adjust the temperature of the fuser. If fuser to cold you will have ghosting and fuser to hot image will stick to fuser.
0helpful
1answer

Xante Ilumina paper james on duplexing

Are your settings for media type and media weight are correct. Remember different paper, different settings. Make sure your feed rollers are not worn, if worn replace them. A lot of paper jams are caused by miss-feeding, due to worn feed rollers(try cleaning them with alcohol).
1helpful
1answer

Xante Illumina runs very slow when printing on carbonless paper even for just black type. Could this be a sensor problem??

you need to check your settings, you may need to fool the machine..
on the webpage, or the front panel, select material type as plain.
set the weight setting as auto.
in the driver, make sure the setting is set to "printer Setting"
also in the driver check the selection for "black" instead of "colour"
hope this helps..
0helpful
2answers

Glossy Paper descalibrates my Ilumina

suggestions...
first, make sure all your consumables are in good condition, run a configeration page and check the percentages....toners should be 10% or more.
drume should be 50% or more(depends on what weight stock u been running), but run the ID check print, to see drum results.
The transfer belt should be above 20%..
This will ensure your machine can deliver.
next, make sure you have the correct paper weight setting( both in front panel(web browser) and (application drivers) for the stock. If you have setting gtoo high, then over toning will occur.
also, stock must be suitable for laser printing, offset, or cheap paper will drive you nuts....
good luck
0helpful
2answers

What is wrong with this Illumina???

I have been running this machine for 2 years. The only way I can run is too 1 printer media to plan - on Ilumina display panel 2 media weight to auto on Ilumina display panel - 3 When printing in printer dialog be sure set these options -  -printer features-insert option - set media type to Printer Setting

I have tried changing the media types as well and will not work for me- but setting to auto works. http://www.inkcoverage.com
0helpful
2answers

Xante Ilumina

You need to install duplex in your windows driver printer dialogue
4helpful
3answers

Full bleed printing

feed the stock thru the Multi prupose tray. Set a custom size in the PDD to 5 mm larger diamension for W and H. this fools the machine to thing larger stock is being printed. feed your original stock. do not scale to fit....and presto, you can print to full bleed...
0helpful
3answers

Help

try using different 12 pt stocks....they are many different kinds of paper
Not finding what you are looking for?
Office Equipment & Supplies Logo

875 views

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Xante Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

Lawrence Oravetz

Level 3 Expert

10548 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

76625 Answers

Tom Chichester

Level 3 Expert

61782 Answers

Are you a Xante Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...