This is a 13x19 textured sheet. The line appears near the center and appears from edge to edge. I've tried several paper types, gsm's, and trays.
The "Embossed" setting does the best job however there is still a slight line that can be seen.
What causes the line?
Does anyone have a solution for this?
It looks like it just did not quite fuse, which is typical with default settings on textured stock. Give this a go...
log in as the admin.
Then go to Machine Status > Tools > Common Service Settings > Paper Tray Settings > Custom Paper Settings
Choose one and give it a name, and adjust the Adjust Image Transfer setting
Usually the percentage needs to be raised, I suggest going in increments of 10% for both sides until you get a number that works with your stock
Then load a tray and choose the created Paper type from the list. (I called mine Linen in the above steps)
I have tried from 100% all the way to 300%. The best I got was 210%-225% but the line was still there. I'm thinking the Versant can't handle this paper stock. And if I use the Embossed paper type, I won't be able to print 2-sided anyway.
This is the paper that I used:
What do you think?
The fact they list every type of print except Ink and Toner based tells me they don't expect it to work either.
Can be used without problems with the main printing systems:
letterpress, offset, blind embossing, hot foil stamping,
thermography and screen printing.
The macro-porous surface suggests the use of oxidative drying
inks. The characteristic felt marking requires specific printing
My guess is it can only be run on something that can press hard enough to deform the paper, or that can contour itself to fully contact the paper. Toner based/Solid Ink and ink jet printers can't do either one, which would be why they don't list them in the Product sheet you linked.
If I had some I would give some attempts to run it on some equipment, but I bet it would end up being a pretty costly testing session as I doubt it is cheap stock and it would take a lot of paper to get good results if it were at all possible