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by mpedro
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Summa DC4sx for Sale. Southern California
Replies: 0
Views: 709

Summa DC4sx for Sale. Southern California

• I am the original owner and paid over $13,000 for this device. • I still use this printer every week. • There is a dead pixel on the printhead, which prints a small line on the image. Its been like this for the last 8 years and I just print around the image, or use a sharpie to color in the dead p...
by mpedro
Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: little blank spots when printing
Replies: 17
Views: 12726

Re: little blank spots when printing

Its great to see this thread return from its hiatus. The latest pen I have been using is BIC Mark it ultra fine point permanent marker When I color in a blemish, I usually daub it with my finger to blend it in. It works pretty well, but I am going to also give the recommendations that Tony mentioned...
by mpedro
Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: DAMN!! Need to replace DC4 Print Head
Replies: 12
Views: 11792

Re: DAMN!! Need to replace DC4 Print Head

I have had the same issue for years with a small white line appearing. I did not have the money to buy a new print-head so I just used a fine tip permanent marker to fill in the line. I then smudge the line a little with my fingertip to blend it and to dull the finish, as the ink finish is more glos...
by mpedro
Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: Scratch in print
Replies: 6
Views: 4015

Re: Scratch in print

zlmark, did any of these suggestions work for you. The small white line ended up coming back on my prints, but the strange thing for me is that the line is on consistent, sometimes its all the way through the print and sometimes it comes and goes
by mpedro
Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: Third party resign ribbons in near future?
Replies: 11
Views: 6395

Re: Third party resign ribbons in near future?

We should all get together and randomly email them asking if they will produce the ribbons. If they see enough people contacting them, they might put more effort into making the ribbons.
by mpedro
Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: Oracal Vinyl and the DC4
Replies: 9
Views: 5545

Re: Oracal Vinyl and the DC4

yeah, as far as I remember I had to increase the density settings and use double density when using Oracal 651
by mpedro
Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: Oracal Vinyl and the DC4
Replies: 9
Views: 5545

Re: Oracal Vinyl and the DC4

I have had a lot of problems lately with running Oracal vinyl.

Check out my last post about using Oracal http://www.digital-graphica.com/phpBB3/ ... 0&start=30
by mpedro
Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: Compatible Vinyl List for DC Series Printers
Replies: 97
Views: 85613

Re: Compatible Vinyl List for DC Series Printers

I tried a vinyl called Permagloss from sign-mart.com. I really like it. In fact I like it better then the Oracal that I have been using. I have run about 4 rolls of Oracal 651 through my DC4sx and I always had to play with the density/double density settings. I also had to turn up the density settin...
by mpedro
Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: Scratch in print
Replies: 6
Views: 4015

Re: Scratch in print

I had a straight line scratch on any print in the middle of my color pass. I used the clean print head function on the menu of the printer. I did it over and over again. I think I did it around 10 times before it cleared up the line.
by mpedro
Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: Density Variations
Replies: 13
Views: 7500

Re: Density Variations

tell me more about pre cleaning the film with rubbing alcohol. Do you clean the vinyl before its printed on. I have the same problem and I usually just use a sray can of air to blow off any dust.
by mpedro
Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: summa ribbons
Replies: 5
Views: 4028

Re: summa ribbons

just checking to see if anybody has heard anything lately on ribbon suppliers in China replicating the Summa ribbons.
by mpedro
Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: Optiprint Roller
Replies: 6
Views: 3928

Re: Optiprint Roller

I used to get tons of spots on my prints and it basically came down to dialing in the density.
by mpedro
Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone know a good wholesale t-shirt printer
Replies: 7
Views: 4485

Re: Anyone know a good wholesale t-shirt printer

I use this place to print my shirts
http://www.contagiousgraphics.com/shirts.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by mpedro
Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: spot color printing
Replies: 3
Views: 3101

Re: spot color printing

Thats exactly what I was looking for.
Thanks
by mpedro
Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Summa Printers & Plotters
Topic: Ribbon saving techniques
Replies: 1
Views: 1962

Ribbon saving techniques

Do you guys have any hints on saving ribbons.
I just figured out that I should use a opti print color the same color as what I am printing.

Anybody know what the ribbon save settings do?