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I have a roland XC540 and the light cyan is firing out a shadow

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I have a roland XC540 and the light cyan is firing out a shadow of light cyan
around every print. Could this be a faulty printer head? I've done all the
suggested clean and tests and still it's faulty.


Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Russell H. replied 3 years ago.
Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

That problem could indeed be a faulty print head. It sounds as if the ink is being sprayed with improper calibration of where the droplets land.

Whether that sort of problem could be elsewhere in the printer is problematical. Overpressure could cause the shadowing, and that might doubtfully be produced by narrowing diameter in tubes that transfer the liquid ink to the printhead (if there are such tubes in your model.) That, if it existed, would require replacement of such tubes, or the running of a lot of liquid ink through them (or multiple ink-purge operations) to dissolve the hardened ink lining (in the manner of arteriosclerotic plaque and its effect of raising blood pressure.)

Let me know what you think. Thanks.