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You are definitely doing something wrong.
I have Never had a head strike.
I run multiple rolls of vinyl and magnet daily.
I run two xr640 printers all day long and at the end of the day, I put another roll of vinyl on each one correctly and send 100 ft of printing through each one over night...
It's impressove too.
Especially when a supplier's sales person stops in and everything is running at the same time and I'm going from cutter to cutter and sending jobs to each of them and they say WTF.
1200 to 1500 linier feet of 54" vinyl weekly.
I'm running two Seiko W-64 and two Roland XR-640, followed up with seven Graftec cutters, five 8600's and a 9000.
Graftecs are bullet proof.
Like Precision said Most problems are lack of experience in the operator.
One of my Roland's runs about 18 hours per day and has 15 jobs in holding so...
I had a know it all person tell me that it was the memory of the laminate or the memory of the vinyl. Then I showed him the same graffixs printed and laminated 90 degrees and they curled the same.
After trial and error found out I was using too much wetting agent.
I currently use pc's to rip & print on the Seiko's and Roland's.
On my sheet fed printing I use a 2002 emac not an
Had to purchase the programs (quark express, illustrator, photo shop) $1300 just for the quark Suite.
Ten years later the programs stopped working (aged out, no longer...