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    Banding sounds like an issue with the print head, not the film.
    Do you have the printer set to nozzle check and clean the head automatically?

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    also when i don't have the setting to put enough ink down it will band.

    Try and see if there is a setting for how big the droplets are, if there is increase the size a little bit to get more ink on the film, i can't be any help with that since i use a separate RIP system. Careful with this setting, it can cause bleed on the film and mess with your image quality if you put too much ink down.

    Also try doing a Power Cleaning.

    Also if the area where your printer is gets pretty hot it could be drying ink in the heads, i've had that happen before.

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    We've got a 9900 and recently switched rips. Our films started coming out smaller and had lots of banding. Size was corrected by trial-and-error upping of the print scale size. The banding was solved, counter-intuitively perhaps, by lowering ink density.

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    On the out-of-register films issue...

    Someone somewhere, maybe here, suggested storing the film roll in its plastic bag and box at all times rather than leaving it on the printer. Print films for the day, take it off, put it away. I was skeptical as I didn't think nonporous acetate was susceptible to distortion due to temp, humidity etc; and it didn't make sense with the distortion only being direction of feed, among other things.

    Anyway, I've been doing that recently and it seems to be working. All films are coming out perfectly or nearly perfectly in register now, after varying as much as 2mm.

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    Yeah I was the one who suggested that. The way I discovered that was that my 9600 (which is deadly accurate) would only shift registration when I switched to a new roll.

    Another thing is is to update your drivers to their most current. Finally I discovered with my new printer that if you make a custom (in printer profile) that you can adjust the feed. The printer prints out 6 registration marks 300mm apart. You measure any discrepancy and adjust accordingly. So if you do this at the very end of a roll it help greatly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squeegeethree View Post
    Another thing is is to update your drivers to their most current. Finally I discovered with my new printer that if you make a custom (in printer profile) that you can adjust the feed. The printer prints out 6 registration marks 300mm apart. You measure any discrepancy and adjust accordingly. So if you do this at the very end of a roll it help greatly.
    The custom paper profile on the printer settings was the game changer for me. After three years of inconsistent outputs (after about 4-5 years of dead on ones) it made everything perfect again. All i did was find an epson paper that was 5mil like the films and set up the custom paper, changed the roll tension from 4 to 1 and the vacuum strength from -3% to 3%.

    I really with epson would just to a setting for 5mil films since pretty much an entire industry uses their printers with transparent film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andydiesel View Post
    I really with epson would just to a setting for 5mil films since pretty much an entire industry uses their printers with transparent film.
    I'd happily bend over and buy their goddamn film if they made it. Or even if they just bought it from chromaline and stuck an Epson logo on it and marked it up, which is probably what they'd do anyway. This whole thing of pretending nobody prints to film and refusing to support it is so retarded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crosshair View Post
    I'd happily bend over and buy their goddamn film if they made it. Or even if they just bought it from chromaline and stuck an Epson logo on it and marked it up, which is probably what they'd do anyway. This whole thing of pretending nobody prints to film and refusing to support it is so retarded.
    I TOTALLY AGREE. AND I AM YELLING BECAUSE I AGREE SO FUCKING MUCH.

    ohhhhhh, i totally forgot to say i started buying film that is rolled on a 3" core and that helped a ton too!!!

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    We could start a letter writing campaign. I nominate Crosshairs to write the actual letter for us all to download and send to Epson.

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