Heavy banner material stuffing up HP 335 printer.
I had a bit of a bad day today.
I got 10 meters of 1600mm wide 660gsm avery blockout banner material to do two large logos. All over print mainly yellow, full-width print.
The profile I used was a “generic banner”
I found that the banner was gripping on the hot shiny chrome lip at the end of the heating chamber, making it bunch up, and it caught the head.
I restarted it, and it did the same again.
Finally, I had to sit at the opening, tugging the banner through after every pass of the printhead, to prevent it from touching the roof, or worse, colliding with the head. I turned the heat down a bit and upped the interpass delay to the maximum. Each print took about an hour and a half, and I was there every second of that.
I managed to get out one perfect print after a lot of failed attempts but the second one touched the top of the heating chamber about a foot from the end of the print ruining it and wasting all that ink and material, and now I dont have enough to finish the job so I have to order more tomorrow.
All sorts of things are going through my head; smearing talcum powder on the lip to make the banner glide a bit, or putting some masking tape on the edge. but that won’t stand up too well in the heat.
Does anybody have any bright ideas to save this job?
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