I chickened out on taping paper into my paper path. Instead I released
the platen, removed the media, and slid in a piece of tracing paper up
into the area where I think the scratches were occurring. I then
lightly and partially engaged the platen and pulled the paper through
in the hopes that it removed some junk from the rollers. It seemed to
change the scratch patterns/marks and make them less pronounced, so I'm
thinking of using some blotter paper to try the same.|
I also came across this product for cleaning platen rollers, much like
the epson cleaning sheets for the smaller printers, but the
manufacturer won't say if they recommend it on the 7800/wide format
epsons. Any thoughts?
Jon Lybrook wrote:
Thanks for your suggestions Jeremy. It should help me in testing
to narrow down the problem area in the printer at least.
Interesting that no one else has this problem with pictorico and
epsons. It was definitely less pronounced when I first got the
printer, and I keep it covered, so I assume it's a build-up of some
Jeremy Moore wrote:
Since it's post-printhead you could try just taping a piece of paper to
the printer below the printhead area as opposed to sandpaper. If
nothing else, to narrow it down.
On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 2:09 PM, Jon
Base side, not ink side. Yes, I'm using roll feed. The scratching
appears to happen after the media passes by the print head.
I can't get my fingers in all areas of the paper path to feel for burrs
or buildup but have dusted the heck out of it.
Are you seriously suggesting using sandpaper in my printer? That
sounds like something that would bring me out of the frying pan and
into the fire in short order, but please tell me more...