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    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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      Newbie needs advice

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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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      Heidelberg Operations Manuals

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

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      Doubling on Gear Side Guide

      by Lignum

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    4. Ryobi Printing Press Forum

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      I need Ryobi 662 PFH pneumatic scheme...

      by egorus

      02-22-2015 03:45 AM

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

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      Kba - 105

      by rapida guy

      02-26-2015 04:49 PM

    6. MAN Roland Printing Press Forum

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      700 Installation

      by MRFIXIT

      Today 01:17 AM

    7. Mitsubishi Printing Press Forum

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      Feature difference between Mitsubishi E...

      by controlgraphics

      02-06-2015 12:42 PM

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

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      GTO S 52 doesnt print black papers

      by xfactor printing

      Today 05:54 PM

    9. Ink

      Offset printing inks

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      Metallic Ink Saturation (PANTONE 877)

      by FFR428

      02-04-2015 07:17 AM

    10. Coated and uncoated papers for offset printing.

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      best paper brands for heidelberg...

      by LarryPressman

      02-02-2015 02:57 PM

    11. UV

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

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      UV ink control

      by TXprinter

      Today 07:25 PM

    12. Web-fed Offset Presses

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      Noob with noob question about buying a...

      by Bill Borcicky

      02-26-2015 11:16 PM

    13. Conventional and digital CTP platemaking

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      Xante Platemaker Questions

      by UnlimitedBT

      02-20-2015 06:45 PM

    14. DI Presses

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      Direct Imaging Offset Printing Presses

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      Plates for Heidelberg QMDI at good...

      by hoshyar

      Today 10:25 AM

  2. Indigo Digital Presses Last Post

    Liquid electroink digital presses

    1. HP Indigo ElectroInk digital presses

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      HP Service on used Indigo

      by Tortola

      02-18-2015 10:05 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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      Igen 3

      by MarkD

      Yesterday 10:34 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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      Canon ImageRunner IRC3220
      dc 240 dead

      by adriansto

      02-24-2015 01:32 PM

    3. Canon imagePRESS natural gloss digital press

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      C6010s VS 7010VPS Quality Difference?

      by FLPNYC

      02-03-2015 01:55 PM

    4. Production digital dry-toner 14x20 color presses

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      Compatible color toner for kodak...

      by japgolfer

      02-16-2015 02:18 PM

    5. Océ VarioPrint, ColorStream, and VarioStream digital presses

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      Oce CS650 Image Ghosting

      by bobrugh

      12-03-2014 04:42 PM

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

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      Canon CLC1180 Color Copier
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      by compu224

      01-15-2015 07:10 AM

    7. MGI Digital Presses such as the Meteor

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      DP60 and KM service parts

      by ViR2

      01-14-2015 04:02 PM

    8. Other Production Digital Presses

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      OKI C9655 Ghosting Problem

      by tkumonryu

      12-16-2014 11:51 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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      Used Canon IR C5185 - Connection...

      by dditzler

      02-12-2015 09:18 AM

    2. Discussion specific to Xerox DocuColor copiers and multifunction printers

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      Canon CLC 5000
      Xerox 700 DCP developer unit, how to...

      by Ustas69

      02-26-2015 10:52 PM

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

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      Bizhub C252 VPS and mixed colour/BW PDFs

      by PAULDAPRINTER

      01-08-2015 08:22 PM

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

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      OEM TONER CARTRIDGES XANTE Ilumina...

      by UnlimitedBT

      02-09-2015 06:31 PM

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

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      White speckles on my printouts.

      by davidnyc64

      02-25-2015 05:01 PM

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

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      which color laser should I get?

      by xfactor printing

      02-23-2015 05:53 PM

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

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      Poll
      kromekote c1s alterantives: carolina...

      by dditzler

      02-09-2015 11:24 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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      Heidelberg DI Press
      We buy used RIP for heidelberg QMDI 46-4

      by RO6L

      Yesterday 04:15 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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      Xerox 7400 paper setup in tray 2

      by sparkletele

      02-20-2015 07:21 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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      ImagePrograf 8100. Can i use "F" inks...

      by BSPrint

      02-26-2015 05:30 PM

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

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      Canon IPF5000 inkjet
      Canon iPF5100

      by John Moye

      02-03-2015 01:02 PM

    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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      New version SS21 SB53 ES3 BS3 permanent...

      by brianhu

      12-02-2014 09:08 AM

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

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      Extremely dry climate Ink cartriges may...

      by jamesroy

      02-25-2015 08:06 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 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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      Looking for a Plockmatic 30 User Manual

      by rossio

      02-09-2015 12:20 PM

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

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      (ASK) wanna ask about automatic die...

      by dhebanzai

      01-03-2015 01:51 PM

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

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      Polar Cutter
      problem with wohlenberg MCS3-TV

      by Scopesys

      Yesterday 01:41 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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      Heat wrap recommendations

      by Sharpe Image

      01-28-2015 07:24 AM

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

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      horizon bq 240 services Manual

      by franco72

      02-25-2015 11:27 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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      1986 Komori L526 71 Million Imp.

      by Leonard Enterprises

      02-26-2015 11:46 AM

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

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      HP Indigo S 2000 HP indigo for sale

      by terrymcv

      02-26-2015 03:31 PM

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

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      Duplo DB280

      by dhasker

      Yesterday 04:53 PM

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

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      Agfa Avalon N8-70 XT

      by terrymcv

      02-26-2015 03:13 PM

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

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      OCE Colorwave 300 for sale

      by terrymcv

      Yesterday 05:51 PM

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

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      DESIGNJET Z 6100ps 42in. For sale

      by terrymcv

      02-23-2015 04:20 PM

    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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      GBC Pro-Tech Orca 1 Laminator for sale

      by terrymcv

      02-24-2015 05:25 PM

  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 xfactor printing

      01-02-2015 03:29 AM

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

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      Acrobat Pro Preflight B+W failure

      by mickeyb44

      12-23-2014 06:24 PM

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

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      File looks black from Preflight to...

      by BVojtech

      02-25-2015 02:31 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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      Heidelberg Offset Press
      Newbie Here!

      by uvflexo

      Yesterday 04:02 PM

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

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      Looking for a Xerox Technician

      by zarcorp

      01-12-2015 09:44 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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      Printlogic - the leading system for...

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      02-25-2015 12:53 PM

    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. 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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