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Versant Tray 6 & 7 Alignment

TJPrinter

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I have a Versant 280 and I need to have a tech adjust the position of the high capacity trays because I’m having problems with consistent registration on 13x19 stock. Last time he was here he couldn’t remember were to make the adjustment. The trays move in and out by a worm gear driven by a motor and there’s a setting somewhere under service that will make this adjustment so each tray is in the correct position and aligned with the engine properly.

I don’t have the problem with any other paper size and I can get perfect registration from trays 1-3 on the same 13x19 stock. When feeding through trays 6 or 7 the paper enters the engine a bit over ¼” away from the operators side in comparison to trays 1-3. For some reason the physical position of the 13x19 stock is making it difficult to hold registration.

This isn’t an image to paper setting or paper alignment it’s a physical adjustment of trays 6 and 7 that's needed.

Any information as to where the tech needs to look to make this adjustment would be greatly appreciated!
 

DYP

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Here are a couple good threads on tray and stock alignment. The Versant configuration is the same as the 700 and 550 printers.


Some where there should be paperwork that came with the machine that has the NVM values listed. I always found them in one of the bottom trays, on the right outside at the front of the tray is a small cover that can be removed. Take a look in there.
 

TJPrinter

Well-known member
Here are a couple good threads on tray and stock alignment. The Versant configuration is the same as the 700 and 550 printers.


Some where there should be paperwork that came with the machine that has the NVM values listed. I always found them in one of the bottom trays, on the right outside at the front of the tray is a small cover that can be removed. Take a look in there.
This is very helpful. I did find the sheet with all the NVM settings in drawer 2 and I see the settings for trays 1,2 & 3 but no settings for trays 6 or 7.

Not sure what this means but I don't have issues with registration out of trays 1-3 only trays 6 & 7 and only on 13" wide stock. The stock enters the engine at a different physical location from trays 6 & 7. I ran the stock and opened the door just as it was at the 2nd BTR and the 13x19 stock is a bit more than 1/4" off from where trays 1-3 place it.

I'll certainly ask the tech to go through the registration under service mode. The 280 actually holds registration very well, much better than the 80. It's just not correct for 13" stock from trays 6 & 7, so it's a bit frustrating.
 

TJPrinter

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Stumbled on a setting under maintenance on last page “Register Paper Feeding Positions”. I found very little information about this but it certainly sounded like something that may help. After loading 11x17 24lb stock in trays 5-7 and running the sequence for each tray the registration is spot on for all stock sizes. I did have to go through alignment again for my custom paper types but that’s not a big deal to resolve the issue.

When “Register Paper Feeding Positions” is run for trays 6 & 7 it will run the sequence 2 times for each tray. Each time it runs the trays will move in and out of position. My guess would be that the location of the positioning is registered somewhere to indicate a more precise location of where the paper is positioned.
 

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