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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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      Spot UV coating

      by gugar100

      04-16-2014 08:20 PM

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

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      WEKO BAE information required

      by junker1984

      Today 08:24 AM

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

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      If you have a need for this PCB - i...

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      04-17-2014 07:31 AM

    4. Ryobi Printing Press Forum

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      2 color press

      by plomarion

      04-12-2014 08:15 AM

    5. KBA Printing Presses

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      KBA Printing Press Forum - KBA Genius, Performa, Rapida

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      Document for KBA rapida 105

      by Noori

      Today 02:15 AM

    6. MAN Roland Printing Press Forum

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      Printing Press
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      by PDPRINTUK

      03-30-2014 08:28 PM

    7. Mitsubishi Printing Press Forum

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      Error on mitsubishi 5F...any idea whats...

      by Alexanderlouis

      04-07-2014 10:09 AM

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

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      error code 108 on a Hamada H234

      by muske99

      Yesterday 10:13 PM

    9. Ink

      Offset printing inks

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      whats a good ink

      by pjnestor

      04-13-2014 02:14 PM

    10. Coated and uncoated papers for offset printing.

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      looking for wood veneer paper

      by NotAGooner

      12-19-2013 02:11 PM

    11. UV

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

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      H uv

      by Ade

      04-16-2014 11:39 AM

    12. Web-fed Offset Presses

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      Question: Didde Start-up Procedures

      by Sound Design

      04-15-2014 02:59 PM

    13. Platemaking

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      Conventional and digital CTP platemaking

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      DPM 34sc

      by muske99

      Today 02:54 AM

    14. DI Presses

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      Direct Imaging Offset Printing Presses

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      Heidelberg DI Press
      Qmdi plate costs!!!

      by maverick1971

      Today 09:52 AM

  2. Indigo Digital Presses Last Post

    Liquid electroink digital presses

    1. HP Indigo ElectroInk digital presses

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      Looking for someone with an HP Indigo...

      by BRC

      04-08-2014 07:34 PM

  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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      Xerox iGen3 Digital Press
      The Wiki of Fault Codes!

      by Schweem

      04-17-2014 11:19 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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      Sheet to Sheet Colour

      by CargoPantsMan

      04-18-2014 12:52 PM

    3. Canon imagePRESS natural gloss digital press

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      Help... What are these on my printing?

      by Bill Borcicky

      04-18-2014 07:53 AM

    4. Production digital dry-toner 14x20 color presses

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      M700 Firmware

      by phong

      03-03-2014 05:23 PM

    5. Océ VarioPrint, ColorStream, and VarioStream digital presses

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      which digital press next?

      by UnlimitedBT

      03-12-2014 08:24 PM

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

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      Xeikon Digital Printing Press
      Parts for Xeikon 50D needed!

      by prorg

      04-17-2014 07:24 AM

    7. MGI Digital Presses such as the Meteor

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      MGI Meteor DP8700 machine

      by deathbypapercut

      02-10-2014 12:09 PM

    8. Other Production Digital Presses

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      Canon ImagePressC1 Digital Press
      Digital Press for a small printshop....

      by MangoJeff

      04-14-2014 12:03 AM

  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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      Newbie Question - canon imagerunner...

      by xfactor printing

      04-03-2014 07:13 PM

    2. Discussion specific to Xerox DocuColor copiers and multifunction printers

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      Need help to set 'Accounting'

      by bashboosh

      Today 09:50 AM

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

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      Canon ImagePressC1 Digital Press
      Self-Publish Color Magazine on Copier...

      by boykho

      04-14-2014 10:21 AM

    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 07:00 PM

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

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      ricoh c751ex

      by Impresentation

      04-14-2014 07:08 PM

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

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      Used color laser printers for envelopes...

      by BOB N

      04-09-2014 02:44 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 10:03 AM

  5. RIP Forum Last Post

    RIP selection, configuration, and optimization

    1. Fiery RIPs

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

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      How to reset Xerox 560 fiery password?

      by xfactor printing

      03-22-2014 10:48 PM

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

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      PrePress Pros - A question please

      by UnlimitedBT

      01-18-2014 07:00 PM

  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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      Tell me where to start!

      by hldrake

      03-11-2014 05:07 PM

    2. Desktop and specialty small-format color laser printers

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      please help: mosaic spot issue

      by MichaelZeus

      06-28-2013 05:22 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 CM8050 Edgeline Printer Paper...

      by inkman100

      02-06-2013 09:50 AM

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

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      What is the main difference of RISO...

      by xfactor printing

      05-14-2013 03:22 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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      banner material

      by robortpetric

      04-15-2014 03:16 AM

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

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      Help identifying Epson printer

      by Canons_323

      02-10-2014 01:28 AM

    3. 13" carriage and smaller inkjet / giclee printers

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      Epson 4800 inkjet printer
      What is the best inkjet for printing on...

      by plotter

      04-14-2014 02:17 PM

    4. Photographic Dye Sublimation and gloss thermal printers

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      Epson Launches New SureColor F7170...

      by signinchina

      02-13-2014 01:18 AM

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

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      What is Empty CISS ,how it is use?

      by xfactor printing

      04-04-2014 11:36 PM

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

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      Making Impressive Biz Postcards

      by JMASTERJ

      12-25-2013 07:50 PM

  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 12:27 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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      Gatherer for 68 gm recycled paper

      by nabeelafaque

      04-10-2014 10:03 AM

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

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      Need Stah digital and DCT2000 control...

      by mokcobra

      02-12-2014 04:19 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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      Ideal Triumph 6550-95EP Fuse Tripping

      by PDPRINTUK

      Yesterday 10:59 AM

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

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      UV coating or Lay-flat film

      by Jeff

      03-27-2014 04:31 PM

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

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      Straight Shooter vs VIP 5000

      by jpfulton

      11-20-2013 01:40 PM

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

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      National Booksewing Machine

      by robbg439

      04-05-2014 05:56 PM

  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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      Komori Lihtrone 520 1991 for sale

      by mpouf

      Yesterday 03:13 AM

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

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      IGen 4 for sale

      by terrymcv

      04-14-2014 02:59 PM

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

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      1992 Muller Martini Saddle Stitcher

      by CPM

      04-14-2014 07:03 PM

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

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      Cruse Digital CS-295 Museum Series...

      by RIVART

      04-11-2014 05:54 PM

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

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      Richo 5502 for sale

      by terrymcv

      04-14-2014 10:43 AM

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

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      Dilli Neo Titan UV 1606 for sale

      by terrymcv

      04-14-2014 10:47 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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      Stevens Sys2000 8 Color Flexo and...

      by Plan EH

      04-11-2014 11:39 AM

  12. Color Printing Workflow and Prepress Last Post

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

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

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      How does 4G LTE compare with DSL?

      by Jeff

      03-19-2014 04:12 AM

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

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      Knifeline knock out a white line in the...

      by JCDM

      04-09-2014 08:08 AM

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

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      CIP3 software (PressPercent) not...

      by zetto

      03-27-2014 09:21 AM

  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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      Pantone / CMYK matching question.

      by seanryder

      04-16-2014 02:20 PM

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

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      Igen Operators Wanted

      by ajr

      03-25-2014 11:47 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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      Parts, Sales, Service, General...

      by Leonard Enterprises

      04-16-2014 09:48 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 11:15 AM

    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 03:17 AM

    6. 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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