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Raw & Post Processing, Printing => Printing: Printers, Papers and Inks => Topic started by: abozakaria on September 18, 2022, 05:18:45 am

Title: HP z3200 banding in LK
Post by: abozakaria on September 18, 2022, 05:18:45 am
Hi i have z3200 for long time
i notice banding starts from the middle of the photo for 3cm then gone then return bigger then gone then return for the end of the print
i printed the test image from menu with no banding
so i create a test image with one site has a photo and other sides i put bands of different colors
 i noticed when banding starts it only occurs in grey strip
i changed the printhead same problem
what to do
Title: Re: HP z3200 banding in LK
Post by: deanwork on September 18, 2022, 02:15:08 pm
First things I would do are, shake the ink cart .  If itís very low replace it.

Do a head alignment on the paper you are using.

Do a paper advance calibration on that paper.

Relinearize the paper ( hp calls it calibration).

Make sure you are printing at unidirectional , highest quality,

Print out rectangles of gray after doing all this to see if itís still there and not image dependent.







Hi i have z3200 for long time
i notice banding starts from the middle of the photo for 3cm then gone then return bigger then gone then return for the end of the print
i printed the test image from menu with no banding
so i create a test image with one site has a photo and other sides i put bands of different colors
 i noticed when banding starts it only occurs in grey strip
i changed the printhead same problem
what to do
Title: Re: HP z3200 banding in LK
Post by: RaffiCoffee on September 22, 2022, 10:49:51 pm
I have issues with HP Premium gloss and other gloss papers as well.
Title: Re: HP z3200 banding in LK
Post by: kers on September 23, 2022, 05:32:40 am
i would suggest to print some more to put some ink through the heads.  ( and once a week) ..
if it does not go away do a diagnostic print and clean the dirty heads through the menu...
If that does not help do a manual clean ( be careful)
repeat.  Something like that.

Title: Re: HP z3200 banding in LK
Post by: abozakaria on September 24, 2022, 04:27:06 am
Hi to all
It was ink
When changed the ink in the ink cartridge and in printhead it self every thing returns normal
Title: Re: HP z3200 banding in LK
Post by: kers on September 24, 2022, 04:43:06 am
Hi to all
It was ink
When changed the ink in the ink cartridge and in printhead it self every thing returns normal

do you mean you changed the ink cartridge for a new one and printed so much that the ink in the printhead was replaced by new ink?
Title: Re: HP z3200 banding in LK
Post by: abozakaria on September 24, 2022, 12:49:17 pm
No
Disassemble the printhead take away all lg ink and put new lg ink then i take away all lg ink from tubes and put new ink cartridge then pull air from tubes then make a printhead clean then print banding gone
Title: Re: HP z3200 banding in LK
Post by: kers on September 25, 2022, 05:52:13 am
wow! Never done that before!  well done! Sounds like a very delicate difficult operation.
I once opened a printhead to discover how complicated it looked and think i could not get it back together again.
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I guess the same result could be by buying new ink- print some LG to drain the tubes and then buy a new print head...
Title: Re: HP z3200 banding in LK
Post by: abozakaria on September 25, 2022, 09:22:05 am
Hp printhead is simple  this operation done in 5 minutes