jv3 130 spII - yellow head seems to have issues

gabagoo

Major Contributor
I have noticed this for some time but did not seem to think it was a problem. I have been noticing yellow ink on the stainless steel housing to the right of the capping station and it seems to be getting heavier with buildup.
I also notice yellow, way down on the roller that the rubber wheels rest on. Again only yellow and it is at the last wheel to the far left of the carriage. This has been going on for quite some time. I did have the yellow pump changed about 3 months ago.

Yesterday morning I ran a test print and it seems about 10 squares were missing on the print. I ran a 30 minute nozzle wash and it seemed better. This morning there are double that number of missing squares and am currently running a 60 minute wash.
I am pretty religious as far as maintenance and clean the capping station every night before I leave.
Any ideas on what might be happening? Is there something more I should be doing?
 

gabagoo

Major Contributor
Hard to tell. but I would figure a slow buildup over a 4 month or so period. I have checked again after nozzle washing and it's running well again. Possibly it may be the high heat we are having and humidity? When I leave at night I generally turn the AC off until morning.
 

artbot

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i think some pics would be great. there's a lot info conveyed in s photo of what a machine is doing.
 

gabagoo

Major Contributor
OK here are 2 pics.... I have cleaned the area where the yellow was building but it was on that small piece of stainless that goes up next to the capping station.
 

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artbot

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looks like overspraying to the left. there are so many causes for overspray (ink, static, variable dot issues). when you look closely at your prints can you see any yellow overspray around the print? it's very hard to see in the yellow ink.
 

gabagoo

Major Contributor
looks like overspraying to the left. there are so many causes for overspray (ink, static, variable dot issues). when you look closely at your prints can you see any yellow overspray around the print? it's very hard to see in the yellow ink.
I have never seen anything, but as you say, yellow is a very tough colour to see.... even testing the print pattern I use a blue light to see if everything is firing cleanly
 

artbot

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if you print on some clear PET you can see the yellow by shining it in the light. the high gloss of the PET will be knocked down by the yellow ink and appear matte. also, you could put a cyan damper/ink line on that manifold nipple to get a better look at the print performance.
 
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