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  1. Offset Printing Press Forum Last Post

    Offset printing presses

    1. Sheet-fed process-color offset presses, 4-color, 5-color, 6-color, and more advanced press setups.

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      Sinohara 66VI PR zero setting of CPC

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    2. Heidelberg Printing Press Forum - Heidelberg Speedmaster, GTO, GTO-S, Printmaster, SORMZ, MO, KORS/KORD, SORDZ, KARA, TOK

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      SM CO Error #15

      by smtint3

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    3. Komori Printing Press Forum - Komori Lithrone, Spica, Sprint

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      Printing Press
      Delivery Transfer issue

      by KGM

      11-19-2014 04:10 PM

    4. Ryobi Printing Press Forum

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      Ryobi 3302 2-color press
      Ryobi 3320M display showing 9 001

      by InkAddict

      11-25-2014 03:29 PM

    5. KBA Printing Press Forum - KBA Genius, Performa, Rapida

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      Kba - 105

      by asimpleson

      08-30-2014 08:06 AM

    6. MAN Roland Printing Press Forum

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      Man Roland 305

      by MRFIXIT

      11-23-2014 11:15 PM

    7. Mitsubishi Printing Press Forum

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      Heidelberg Speedmaster Printing Press
      HEIDELBERG SM 74-5P-H, Year 2000

      by Andrew L

      11-04-2014 05:14 AM

    8. One color, one color + t-head, shared blanket, and true two color sheet-fed offset presses

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      User Operation Manual of Adast Dominant...

      by mmanojm

      11-22-2014 02:51 PM

    9. Ink

      Offset printing inks

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      whats a good ink

      by johnlocke

      10-28-2014 05:29 AM

    10. Coated and uncoated papers for offset printing.

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      Heidelberg Offset Press
      wrinkles paper on press

      by jnob56

      10-27-2014 03:31 AM

    11. UV

      Discussion of UV Offset Printing Issues, Equipment, Tips & Tricks

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      jetvarnish uv coating problems , heads...

      by irinel

      09-11-2014 03:36 AM

    12. Web-fed Offset Presses

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      Perfect solution for complex pricing...

      by susanlee

      10-02-2014 04:40 AM

    13. Conventional and digital CTP platemaking

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      Need a MetaDimensions PRO for help in...

      by Ur Slo

      11-15-2014 11:13 PM

    14. DI Presses

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      Direct Imaging Offset Printing Presses

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      feeder issues

      by Bill Borcicky

      Yesterday 09:00 PM

  2. Indigo Digital Presses Last Post

    Liquid electroink digital presses

    1. HP Indigo ElectroInk digital presses

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      Indigo

      by davidmcg

      Today 08:29 AM

  3. Digital Printing Press Forum Last Post

    Dry-toner-based laser imaged heat-set production, larger format, and web presses.

    1. Xerox toner-based color laser digital press

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      Igen 150 verses Igen 4 in Head to Head...

      by Manorgen

      11-26-2014 11:22 AM

    2. Xerox Digital Presses

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      Xerox digital production presses such as the new Color 800/1000 digital press

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      Xerox 800 - Paper catalog from UI won't...

      by Kringle

      11-23-2014 03:34 PM

    3. Canon imagePRESS natural gloss digital press

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      Canon ImagePressC1 Digital Press
      Canon c1+ metallic colors effects

      by alodoido

      10-23-2014 09:32 AM

    4. Production digital dry-toner 14x20 color presses

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      2100 classic Orc and parts for sale

      by doperst

      10-27-2014 03:17 PM

    5. Océ VarioPrint, ColorStream, and VarioStream digital presses

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      oce variostream service manuals

      by rdeletric

      06-30-2014 10:16 PM

    6. Web fed electro-photographic dry toner based imaging presses.

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      IPO/Y6.A17 Finisher soft stop alarm...

      by prorg

      11-25-2014 05:12 PM

    7. MGI Digital Presses such as the Meteor

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      aftermarket sources for mgi meteor dp40...

      by HollyHaley

      06-02-2014 11:16 AM

    8. Other Production Digital Presses

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      Require digital printer for printing of...

      by UnlimitedBT

      11-10-2014 05:16 PM

  4. Color Laser Printer & Color Copier Forum Last Post

    Medium - High Volume Color Laser Machines offered under service / maintenance / supplies contracts for graphic, business, and production

    1. Discussion specific to Canon CLC color laser copiers, Color ImageRunner and Canon ImagePress color printers.

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      Canon CLC1180 Color Copier
      C3200 Fixing (fuser), unit nip...

      by dmd56

      10-22-2014 12:17 PM

    2. Discussion specific to Xerox DocuColor copiers and multifunction printers

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      Xerox PWS Laptop

      by xtrain

      Today 11:47 AM

    3. Discussion specific to Konica Minolta bizhub and co-branded multifunction color laser printers

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      Canon ImagePressC1 Digital Press
      what is the reason of this mode of...

      by soheil.moradi

      11-25-2014 03:23 PM

    4. Xante Illumina Digital Color Printers (known for printing ability on heavy stocks)

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      Xante Impressia Consumable Prices

      by Craig

      10-28-2013 08:00 PM

    5. Discussion specific to Ricoh Aficio and other Ricoh color laser equipment

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      Ricoh 651 / 751 experience

      by stonemask

      Today 06:42 AM

    6. Discussion of other production color laser printes, copiers, and production multifunction devices.

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      Oki CX 3641 Mis-Registering Colors

      by redcad

      10-20-2014 12:51 PM

    7. Normal stock and specialty media to get the most out of current laser dry-toner printing processes

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      The best gloss text & cover for digital...

      by Neko2

      03-19-2014 11:03 AM

  5. RIP Forum Last Post

    RIP selection, configuration, and optimization

    1. Selection, configuration, setup, maintenance, and troubleshooting of Fiery RIPs.

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      Exclamation marks in menus

      by alibear57

      11-18-2014 02:33 PM

    2. Splash, CREO, OEM, software, and other RIPs

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      looking rip for old mutoh/falcon...

      by Risu

      10-27-2014 03:22 AM

  6. Small Color Laser Printer Forum Last Post

    Retail Color Laser Printers for small-volume or specialty use not offered under service / supplies / maintenance contracts

    1. Discussion about Xerox Phaser, Minolta QMS, HP Laserjet 5500, 9500, 8500, Canon Color ImageClass, and other color laser printers

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      Advice on a Printer for Small Runs

      by Scorotron

      08-08-2014 04:07 PM

    2. Desktop and specialty small-format color laser printers

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      please help: mosaic spot issue

      by MichaelZeus

      06-28-2013 06:22 PM

  7. Line Inkjet Printers Last Post

    Line inkjet digital ink high-speed production and multifunction printers.

    1. HP Edgeline line-inkjet digital printers (CM8060/CM8050 multifunction devices)

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      HP CM8060 cost per print information

      by threedeeprinting

      08-06-2014 02:31 PM

    2. Riso Forcejet line-inkjet digital printers (such as the HC5500)

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      Touch screen dead on Riso HC5500

      by Joergen

      06-03-2014 07:04 AM

  8. Photographic & Fine Art Printers Last Post

    Giclee fine art, photographic, and short-run printing.

    1. Roll-fed 24", 36", 44", 60" and larger wide-carriage inkjet / giclee printers

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      Epson 4800 inkjet printer
      Designjet Z3200 not reproducing black...

      by simbolini

      10-06-2014 05:43 AM

    2. 17" Wide-Carriage Inkjet / giclee printers which include both sheet cassette/tray and roll feeding capability

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      Epson 4800 inkjet printer
      epson r3000 black ink leaking

      by IT Supplies

      08-12-2014 11:18 AM

    3. 13" carriage and smaller inkjet / giclee printers

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      Alternate source for uv ink

      by edp

      04-29-2014 02:28 PM

    4. Photographic Dye Sublimation and gloss thermal printers

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      Are dye sub printers dead?

      by Niallphoto

      05-03-2014 05:06 PM

    5. CIS systems to print larger volumes of prints at reduced cost on inkjet printers.

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      Inkbags

      by William Allen

      09-24-2014 05:35 PM

    6. Photographic, fine art, and specialty coated and uncoated inkjet media

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      Epson 9800 inkjet
      Epson Japanese Kozo Paper Thin - New...

      by garywornell

      11-05-2014 08:49 AM

  9. Digital Duplicator Forum Last Post

    Ink based digital duplicators

    1. Low-cost per print digital duplicators

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      Would a duplicator be an option to...

      by carmichaelt

      12-06-2013 01:27 PM

  10. Print Finishing Forum Last Post

    Coating, trimming, cutting, scoring, folding, booklet-making, book-binding, mailing.

    1. Horizontal and tower collators, booklet stitcher, folder, trimmer systems and collator-booklet maker systems (Bourg, Duplo, MBM, Plockmatic, Standard, Horizon, other)

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      Wanted Duplo DC 10 mini service manual...

      by discountprintingservice

      11-16-2014 05:04 PM

    2. Trifold, bifold, z-fold, barrel fold, cross fold desktop, floor, friction and air folders

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      Baum Folder
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      by tommy1772

      11-25-2014 01:08 PM

    3. Cutters and Trimmers

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      Electric and hydraulic paper cutters (baum, polar, mbm, triumph, other), stack trimmers, guillotine, and specialty paper cutters

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      POLAR MOHR 78 ES problem

      by Coloured paper

      Yesterday 01:17 PM

    4. UV, Aqueous, and other gloss coating options.

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      K2 Coater

      by Carlos The Printer

      08-02-2014 11:07 AM

    5. Mailing procedures, equipment, and other distribution concerns.

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      Straight Shooter vs VIP 5000

      by jpfulton

      11-20-2013 02:40 PM

    6. Perfect Binding, Hard Cover Book Binding, and other Book Bindery Discussion

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      Horizon BQ-220 electric connection...

      by Mattias

      10-01-2014 04:10 AM

  11. Color Printing Marketplace Last Post

    Post color printing and finishing equipment for sale or wanted.

    1. Multi-color Offset Presses, Offset Press Equipment, Direct Imaging, and Digital Production Presses for sale

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      For Sale: Heidelberg Printmaster PM GTO...

      by bmexport

      11-26-2014 12:53 PM

    2. HP Indigo presses, parts, and supplies for sale

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      HP Indigo WS 4050 for sale

      by terrymcv

      11-14-2014 03:25 PM

    3. Trimmers, cutters, folders, scoring machines, mailing equipment, and coating equipment wanted and for sale.

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      O&M 20x29 Folder for sale

      by Printer Friendly

      11-10-2014 03:51 PM

    4. Computer equipment, proofing and color profiling equipment, plate makers, direct computer to plate systems wanted and for sale.

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      Kodak Creo Trendstter 4557 for sale (

      by terrymcv

      10-27-2014 03:29 PM

    5. Color copiers and production color laser printers for sale.

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      Konica Minolta Bizhub C654 Lease...

      by Raneira

      11-10-2014 11:29 AM

    6. Medium and Large format inkjet and other shot-run large format printers and plotters for sale.

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      OCE 6250 VarioPrint for sale

      by terrymcv

      11-18-2014 11:28 AM

    7. General printing equipment and accessories, screen printing equipment, and printing oddments that don't fit in another specific print marketplace forum.

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      Automatic Hot Stamping Machine for Caps...

      by ecprinter

      11-21-2014 07:11 AM

  12. Color Printing Workflow and Prepress Last Post

    Prepress workflow, layout, graphics, computer hardware and software.

    1. Workstation, CPU, Storage, Monitor, Network, Internet Connectivity, and other computer hardware selection, configuration, troubleshooting, and optimization.

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      Unlimited Data 4G Cell Phone Plans

      by Jeff

      10-31-2014 09:57 PM

    2. DTP, vector and raster Graphics software, and prepress software.

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      Do printers accept files created with...

      by Nebsy

      11-21-2014 05:17 AM

    3. Color profiling , custom profiles, and software and hardware color management issues.

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      PrintSpec vs ColorCert

      by nuress

      09-02-2014 12:58 PM

  13. Color Printing Forum Last Post

    Color Printing Forum community and open discussion

    1. Introduce yourself, enjoy friendly discussion with fellow printers, and network with print professionals in adjacent markets and print industries.

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      Komori Printing Press
      Looking for a printing companie that...

      by mediavisiongraphics

      11-24-2014 11:06 PM

    2. Print job postings. Post press positions and temporary job availability, and print positions sought / print-industry talent available.

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      Heidelberg Speedmaster Printing Press
      UV offset printer looking job

      by bizon83pl

      10-07-2014 05:30 AM

    3. General discussion about running a printing business: economics, marketing, investment, and other aspects of the business-side of printing.

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      What all should be included in a...

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      Yesterday 03:05 AM

    4. Discussion of internet outsourcing options and experiences. Direct advertising is not permitted unless in response to a question.

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      large format printing

      by mongaroosally

      03-30-2014 12:15 PM

    5. Color Printing Forum News, Announcements, and a place for suggestions for new Color Printing Forum sub-forums.

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      Verizon customers may not be able to...

      by Color Printing Forum Admin

      03-10-2013 04:17 AM

    6. Print Glossary

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      The Print Wiki has now been merged into the Color Printing Forum to become the Glossary

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      Bleed

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