View Full Version : Epson 10600 woes / tears paper while imaging

04-01-2009, 03:26 PM
We have an Epson 10600 which recently began having issues with tearing paper when imaging. I don't know if the vacuum isn't pulling the paper taught or if the blade isn't disengaging properly after a cut. Regardless, the print head hits the sheet while imaging and the paper tears or jams during the proofing process, rendering the proof, and essentially the printer, useless. Has anyone else had this problem and how did you fix it? It tears on both 44" and 24" rolls, regardless of the paper weight. When it does image without tearing, it mars the sheet with excess ink lines; we have thoroughly cleaned the unit, but it still leaves lines of ink sporadically.
vaporizer reviews (http://vaporizers.net/)

04-01-2009, 03:38 PM
You can check if it is the cutter by temporarily removing the cutter blade.

04-01-2009, 04:46 PM
:( It's not the cutter...
Harley-Davidson Captain America (http://www.cyclechaos.com/wiki/Harley-Davidson_Captain_America)

04-01-2009, 07:40 PM
There are a few things to try.
Run some cut sheets instead of rolls. If they work, then it might have something to do with the paper curl or vacuum. If they have the same problem, then maybe the head is too close to the platen. Either it's loose or out of adjustment, or not set correctly for the paper thickness.

Verify that the vacuum holes are not plugged with paper dust and that the vacuum fan is working.

I think (but am not sure) that this printer has a vacuum strength adjustment.