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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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      Movement of first 2 units

      by eltitcho

      Yesterday 09:21 AM

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

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      Heidelberg Original Spare Parts and...

      by Mark195

      Yesterday 03:21 PM

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

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      Red and green light blinking in komori...

      by shiningtabreek

      05-26-2015 11:43 AM

    4. Ryobi Printing Press Forum

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      Ryobi 3302 2-color press
      Ryobi 3302 IR dryer.

      by ziggy33

      05-19-2015 07:38 PM

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

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      Photocell controller for KBA SR04h

      by mpsolutions

      Yesterday 02:20 PM

    6. MAN Roland Printing Press Forum

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      Manroland 202 --- Press will not run

      by vanceibz

      05-23-2015 03:21 PM

    7. Mitsubishi Printing Press Forum

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      ink fountain leaks

      by mpadilla

      05-23-2015 12:38 PM

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

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      Estimating Software for Microsoft Access

      by 1leonchen

      05-25-2015 05:33 PM

    9. Ink

      Offset printing inks

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      Metallic Ink Saturation (PANTONE 877)

      by rking

      05-01-2015 12:12 PM

    10. Coated and uncoated papers for offset printing.

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      Show through problem on thin paper

      by turbotom1052

      04-27-2015 05:57 PM

    11. UV

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

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      aqueous coating or varnish

      by aqazi81

      Yesterday 03:56 AM

    12. Web-fed Offset Presses

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      Ryobi 582 Press
      8 Web-Presses.

      by ballykea

      04-27-2015 10:21 AM

    13. Platemaking

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      Conventional and digital CTP platemaking

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      Metal Plate Damage

      by Chouse28

      05-26-2015 01:46 PM

    14. Direct Imaging Offset Printing Presses

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      Heidelberg DI Press
      Heidelberg DI plus CPU problem

      by Paul Cavanaugh

      05-19-2015 08:29 AM

  2. Indigo Digital Presses Last Post

    Liquid electroink digital presses

    1. HP Indigo ElectroInk digital presses

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      Printers in Slovakia using an HP Indigo...

      by Marwal

      Yesterday 12:48 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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      Happy B-day!

      by MarkD

      Today 02:57 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 700 error code 010-320

      by InterfaceP

      05-26-2015 10:40 AM

    3. Canon imagePRESS natural gloss digital press

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      ImagePress C700 can't auto duplex 12x18?

      by QuickBooklet

      05-05-2015 04:26 PM

    4. Production digital dry-toner 14x20 color presses

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      Nexpress SX 3900 Live print area

      by IgenSkeptic

      03-25-2015 11:32 AM

    5. Océ VarioPrint, ColorStream, and VarioStream digital presses

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      Oce CS650 Image Ghosting

      by bobrugh

      12-03-2014 03:42 PM

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

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      Xeikon Digital Printing Press
      xeikon's for all problems

      by prorg

      04-20-2015 03:55 AM

    7. MGI Digital Presses such as the Meteor

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      white dots on printed sheet

      by mic77

      03-31-2015 06:32 AM

    8. Other Production Digital Presses

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      Oki C9655 - Current Issues (Beginner at...

      by 1leonchen

      05-21-2015 09:42 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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      Canon ImageRunner IRC3220
      Canon clc3200 problem starting up

      by alex@wocltd.com

      05-09-2015 03:24 AM

    2. Discussion specific to Xerox DocuColor copiers and multifunction printers

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      Canon ImageRunner IRC3220
      PHASER 7500 printing issues-

      by moniquetriana

      05-20-2015 12:55 PM

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

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      KM C450 Windows 8 problem

      by Mahoganybd

      05-12-2015 11:55 AM

    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 05:31 PM

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

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      Ricoh 651 / 751 experience

      by FLPNYC

      03-23-2015 11:47 AM

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

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      OKI c9600, open top cover 310

      by keyprofits

      05-15-2015 11:38 AM

    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 10:24 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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      Konica Bizhub C450 window 8 problem

      by Mahoganybd

      05-12-2015 11:33 AM

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

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      RIP for Epson Pro 3880

      by rcm

      04-19-2015 11:36 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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      Replace Old Doc 12 / Xerox Phaser 7800...

      by jethroD

      03-06-2015 03:14 PM

    2. Desktop and specialty small-format color laser printers

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      Oki 711wt

      by Eirescu

      04-28-2015 02:35 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 01:31 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 06:04 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 9800 inkjet
      What printer to buy? Canon or Epson?

      by Mgreer

      05-19-2015 06:55 AM

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

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      epson surecolor F2000 platen

      by brianhu

      05-26-2015 06:23 AM

    3. 13" carriage and smaller inkjet / giclee printers

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      Epson 4800 inkjet printer
      using refillable ink & vapor lock

      by jamesroy

      03-17-2015 06:56 PM

    4. Photographic Dye Sublimation and gloss thermal printers

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      Epson surecolor T3270 T5270 T7270 one...

      by brianhu

      Yesterday 06:59 AM

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

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      auto reset chip for T3200 T5200 T7200

      by brianhu

      05-07-2015 08:23 AM

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

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      photosmart pro b9180 Vs. Epson L1800...

      by gidaban

      05-13-2015 06:17 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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      Horizon fc-20a trimmer

      by eltitcho

      Yesterday 10:22 AM

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

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      What equipment do I need ?

      by xfactor printing

      05-04-2015 03:07 AM

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

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      Polar Cutter
      Polar 115 EMC brain failure!?

      by Coloured paper

      05-20-2015 12:11 AM

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

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      K2 Coater

      by Carlos The Printer

      08-02-2014 10:07 AM

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

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      Heat wrap recommendations

      by Sharpe Image

      01-28-2015 06:24 AM

    6. Book Binding

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

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      Prosetter

      by Johnnyt

      04-29-2015 09:51 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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      HP Indigo digital inkjet press
      2003 KBA karat 74 -4 +L /UV

      by harisali

      Yesterday 03:42 PM

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

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      HP Indigo 4500 press

      by Heios

      05-25-2015 11:04 AM

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

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      Baum 714XE Ultrafold for Sale

      by cordirect

      05-12-2015 03:44 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 VLF 80 XXT for sale

      by terrymcv

      05-15-2015 11:23 AM

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

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      KM BizHub C1060L for Sale

      by cordirect

      05-12-2015 03:26 PM

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

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      Xeikon Digital Printing Press
      Xeikon 5000 Digital Color Web Press for...

      by rolermanto

      05-05-2015 07:16 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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      For sale: domain name...

      by gmachines

      05-21-2015 07:48 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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      Prinect Prepress Interface 4.1

      by iuriuriur

      03-17-2015 07:59 PM

    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 05:24 PM

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

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      Question about printing 4cp onto clear

      by Jruff

      03-12-2015 10:53 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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      OKI CX3641 Firmware

      by bmh

      05-01-2015 09:55 AM

    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 08:44 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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      Compare famous online printing company...

      by Printerspartsusa

      Yesterday 10:36 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. 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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      Anti-offset Powder

      by aqazi81

      03-13-2015 03:47 AM


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