Author Topic: Epson 4880 shifting and reprinting further down (images attached)  (Read 2425 times)

Offline Gilligan

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Anyone why the printer keeps doing this?  I've cleaned the encoder strip.

RIP is Filmaker 4+

One is turned about 45* on top of the other... it skips downwards each time in case that's confusing.


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Re: Epson 4880 shifting and reprinting further down (images attached)
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2022, 12:19:15 PM »
When I've seen stuff like that from a printer it's usually some kind of communications error.
Start with the easy (cable/different USB port) and proceed to software/driver re-installation.



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Re: Epson 4880 shifting and reprinting further down (images attached)
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2022, 12:27:01 PM »
Will do... we rebooted but I didn't think about changing USB cables.

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Re: Epson 4880 shifting and reprinting further down (images attached)
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2022, 01:12:32 PM »
from what I remember, so please double check. . . I think I've seen that happen when the printer cleans the head during the printing. I think there is an option to disable that either in your RIP, printer driver or the printer itself. It's worth a check. Possibly put a camera on the printer and see what's going on.

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Re: Epson 4880 shifting and reprinting further down (images attached)
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2022, 03:13:56 PM »
from what I remember, so please double check. . . I think I've seen that happen when the printer cleans the head during the printing. I think there is an option to disable that either in your RIP, printer driver or the printer itself. It's worth a check. Possibly put a camera on the printer and see what's going on.

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It was film after film after film.

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Re: Epson 4880 shifting and reprinting further down (images attached)
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2022, 03:21:06 PM »
from what I remember, so please double check. . . I think I've seen that happen when the printer cleans the head during the printing. I think there is an option to disable that either in your RIP, printer driver or the printer itself. It's worth a check. Possibly put a camera on the printer and see what's going on.

pierre

It was film after film after film.

put a camera on it and check (printer will clean the head if it's running for a while). I think that was an issue for us at some point too. I think we started sending no more than 2 pages at a time...
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