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4900 paper "retraction?"
« on: December 03, 2012, 09:43:42 AM »

I cut my canvas with scissors which means I have to feed an extra 10-12" of canvas in order to make the cut. I expected that for the next print the machine would automatically retract the canvas so the new print started near the cut edge - but no, this doesn't happen. I cannot figure out how to manually retract the canvas - the up arrow seemingly should work, but does not.

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Re: 4900 paper "retraction?"
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012, 04:11:59 PM »

How are you advancing the canvas to make the cut?  Down arrow?  Manually pulling?

Sometimes my 9900 gets confused about how much it can back up, then I manually grab the media roll caps and twist them to pull the media back through.  There's quite a bit of friction to turning, but I've never damaged the media doing this.  Not sure if the 4900 is spindleless, but I'm sure there's still a way to force it.

If you use automatic media length tracking (I don't) this will surely screw with it.
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