routinely? hahaha no... we try to clean the machine after every roll we finished printing... say bout every 2 weeks, but this could go for bout a month. we replaced the wipers in the back.
a while back we cleaned the machine and did a test print and all was fine, then when we started printing a huge order the graphic started printing black, then went normal after about 10cm of printing. this would not do at all. we tried phoning roland to ask if they knew what the heck was wrong and they had no clue
so we opened her up again and took a look at all the bits and bops... turns out there was a piece of worn out fluff on the dampers that went from the black to the blue sections and this lead to bleeding between the black and blue. as the graphic was a blue and white logo this was very obvious.
the dampers need replacing. i've told the boss this, but he doesn't think its necissary. just make sure theres not fluff on it he says.
sofar she's doing fine still, but it is very annoying not knowing what the hell is going on with a machine i've just started using 6 months ago. and im sure more and more things are going to give in as she works A LOT!
anywho. thats why i joined this sight, to pick other people's brains!
also... another thing bothering me... does anybody else get constant static shocks when touching their machinery?? or issit just me? damn annoying!
with regards to routine maintenace... what besides the cleaning of the heads and wipers needs to betaken care of?