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HP Z3100 unable to calibrate Canson Platine Fibre Rag
« on: August 06, 2018, 06:25:25 PM »

This is a new problem for me... in 10 years of HPZ printing..
I have a roll of Canson Platine Fibre Rag that i have calibrated in the past, but now i have about 7 failed calibrations

I tried some other papers and they calibrate fine.
The problem arises in calculating the patches at the very end.
The chart looks perfect to my eye and the printer is in a perfect state...
I even faked it to be some other paper, but that did not help either.
Has anyone had this experience before? Who knows a solution?
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Re: HP Z3100 unable to calibrate Canson Platine Fibre Rag
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2018, 06:48:19 PM »

Strange. I had the same problem years ago on the 3100 except it would calibrate Platine but not Rag Photographique. This was right before my Specto went out. When we tore the printer apart we found black ink on the clear window of the spectro blocking  it from reading correctly. I could have just cleaned it but I had purchased a new one from China that we installed.

The only difference is the type of K being used. I would print out a nozzle pattern test and look to see if the PK ink is functioning cleanly. And look at all the other channels. It could mean you need to replace one of the heads. At any rate I would do a nozzle cleaning.

Then I would create a totally new media setting and do the paper feed calibration on it. I use Baryta Fine Art but if you already use that, change to Fine Art Pearl less ink. Then start the new calibration with the newly created media setting. Could be a software glitch and that might help.



This is a new problem for me... in 10 years of HPZ printing..
I have a roll of Canson Platine Fibre Rag that i have calibrated in the past, but now i have about 7 failed calibrations

I tried some other papers and they calibrate fine.
The problem arises in calculating the patches at the very end.
The chart looks perfect to my eye and the printer is in a perfect state...
I even faked it to be some other paper, but that did not help either.
Has anyone had this experience before? Who knows a solution?
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