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Most of my flatbed customers print these.
Have been doing it for 15 years since uv printing was starting.
We’ve called it day-night backlit because it’s the right color with lights on or off. Before that, backlit was always too dark with lights off.
They mostly print color- white- color second...
Vanguard is a very reliable machine.
It is now run as the developer set up with national service technicians and also sold through servicing dealers through out the country.
I just listed an Oce Canon on EBay which I sold the customer 12 years ago and now replacing it with a Vanguard.
I have many caps in stock. This is the highest wear item in these printers since they are like the tires on your car.,
If you have the H or H2 models, they are dinosaurs. Which model do you have?
The High Solvent inks dropped out 10 years ago and went to Eco Solvent inks.
I'm still selling 6-10...
Usually it's an electronic problem.
Power off printer and try reseating cables on head and board above then power up and try.
A 2nd way to diagnose is to power off, switch cables between magenta and another head then power up.
Do a nozzle print and heads will not print in the right locations...
Try a different lot number or brand.
It’s definitely a vinyl problem.
It affects solvent printers because they print into the vinyl. I’ve seen it on Avery and 3m products.
Less of a problem on latex and uv printers because they stay on top of vinyl and can cover up the issues.
Been having 261x errors a lot since Covid downtime has affected these printers.
It means your subtank at head level is not emptying much.
This is mostly caused by a cap that needs a thorough cleaning or replacement.
Your Cyan cap needs this. It's funny because head 1 uses the number 0!
You can outline each reg mark with white tape around each one.
One of my customers has done it by first cutting out stickers on white vinyl to go around reg marks instead of using tape when doing reflective
If you want to have consistent accurate color, buying the right printer is completely solution oriented.
I’ve sold many HP latex printers back in the days it was new but dealing with customer’s constant problems I have no desire to carry.
Frank- you point out the problem HP has and we have...
Clean out your PC hard drive and defrag it. This is a printing and cutting problem that’s been going on for years.
Just helped an old friend having the same problem printing- starts printing, then just stops.
Hooked up my laptop, printer runs fine.
Bought a new Pc