Hello, I have a question regarding printing a rather large banner/poster on the z3200ps. Is it insane to attempt to print something 38 inches by 97 feet long on this machine? We have a job that is basically a family tree on a light green background and are running into some ink blobbing/smearing issues about 70 feet into the job. HP support has said it may be the printheads over heating as the job is going (takes about 12 hours on normal setting on Satin Photo paper).
Bottom line is are there any suggestion on how to print this on this machine and avoid ruining the next one we try? I am thinking of just lifting the lid to pause printing for five minutes every hour or so if it is indeed a heat issue. Thanks for any insight!
Best method would be to interrupt the data stream every hour or half an hour. Whatever driver you are using (can't be the PS3) there must be a pause function on it. Make a trial on a short piece as the printer could end the job when the pause takes too long. Lifting a lid is another way to do it.
I find the answer on overheating a bit strange. It is hard to imagine that the heat is building up over 8 hours or so. If that is the case then forcing some air through the printer should be enough to let it last more hours. The panel for knife replacement can be removed. A blower there to keep the print area cooler ? Not too much that the droplets fly around. Maybe a sensor at that panel has to be fooled but I do not think there's one there.
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