[QUOTE=deanwitty;2285245]Thanks for the advice on the Verbatim CD-Rs :). I’ll order the DVD’s instead to check out the print surface. We are talking about the same rollermarks. Referred to it as scuffing after noticing the rubber rollers in the RX680 that don’t leave any marks. Starting to wonder if the marks are left by the slick plastic roller traveling across the slick watershield surface causing the roller to 1/2 roll and 1/2 slide across the surface. As opposed to the rubber rollers which are truly rolling across the surface. And just by the nature of rubber, more gently, as well. Just a working hypothesis :).
Anyone else using watershields in their RX680/595/580 with rollermark problems?[/QUOTE]
I guess you are absolutely right. I think the problem is due to the material of the rollers: plastic = scuffs - rubber = no scuffs.
First of all your printer belongs to a line made in 2007 and, once again, I verified several brands and it seems that nowadays these damn wheeling rollers are made of hard plastic.
Of course I am talking about printers made for a medium segment of market - from 90 to 150 euros.
Your Epson RX680 used to cost 350 - 400 euros. A little too much for a printer but I have to admit that (maybe) the high cost justifies the choice of a better and a higher quality material manufacturing.
Since I am a type of person very stubborn, I wrote an email to the Canon help desk and to the Germany JVC (Taiyo Yuden importer).
In spite of the evidence, in spite they both know well the problem, Canon blames Taiyo Yuden and (of course) Taiyo Yuden blames Canon, HP, Epson…
I do not know if it is possible on a pubblic forum copy and paste the email sent to me by Taiyo Yuden… If you could only read the answer I would make you laugh till you cry. They just try to prove that black is white and white black.