BN-20 Job Log - No ink useage

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BN-20 Job Log - No ink useage

Post by PhillyDee » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:37 am

Hallo,
Is it my versaworks thats buggered or?
I have both my LEF-20 and BN-20 on the same versaworks dual package, and while the LEF-20 shows an ink consumption, the BN-20 does not. Ive just printed 5 metres of vinyl and the job log shows 0CC of ink (even when expanding per colour). I am pretty sure it used to work.

Can anyone shed any light?
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Re: BN-20 Job Log - No ink useage

Post by Kai Perry » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:21 am

Try removing all the carts and then rebooting, reinserting and then running VersaWorks.
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Re: BN-20 Job Log - No ink useage

Post by PhillyDee » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:51 am

I think I may of just figured it out, I was printing a job exclusively using Variable Data. Clearly this doesn't register any ink useage whatsoever (I don't like this). So even after a big job, it has no ink useage. Even the coloured backdrop was in colour (abusing the image function ;) )
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Re: BN-20 Job Log - No ink useage

Post by Kai Perry » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:58 pm

I just tested it on the BN-20 we have and the ink usage does show on both the main screen and in the job log.

Using VersaWorks Dual 1.6.13
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Re: BN-20 Job Log - No ink useage

Post by PhillyDee » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:49 pm

Same version here, I updated the firmware to 2.9 as well, and using the variable data I get no ink useage at all on a job which only has variable data on it.

If I add a field with a filled square on it as well as VDP, then it shows a consumption, otherwise it shows 0 for everything.

EDIT: I did do as you suggested anyway (can't hurt!)
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Re: BN-20 Job Log - No ink useage

Post by Kai Perry » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:18 am

Ok, have tested it with only variable data and do get the same, It's something to do with the lack of print data in the original file.

I'll raise it with Japan to see if this can be changed.
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Re: BN-20 Job Log - No ink useage

Post by PhillyDee » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:35 am

Kai Perry wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:18 am
Ok, have tested it with only variable data and do get the same, It's something to do with the lack of print data in the original file.

I'll raise it with Japan to see if this can be changed.
Thanks :mrgreen:
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