2 Color Offset Press 4+ Color Offset Press Direct Imaging Printing Press Digital Printing Press Color Copiers and Color Laser Printers Finishing Equipment Inkjet and Art Printers
2-Color Offset 4+ Color Offset Direct Imaging Digital Press Color Copiers Finishing Inkjet & Fine Art

Welcome to the Color Printing Forum


a forum for Offset Press and Digital Printing information


Please Login at the top right or Register. The Color Printing Forum is a forum to discuss offset press printing, direct imaging offset presses, digital production presses, short-run digital printing, fine art inkjet or giclee printing, and finishing equipment. Topics range from selection of new printers, printing press, and finishing equipment to adjustment, troubleshooting, optimization, and maintenance of existing printers and presses to media and finishing.


New members are encouraged to Please Register Now - it's free!
All printing equipment discussion, questions, tips and tricks are welcome. And we would like to thank experienced pressmen in advance for taking the time to share your printing experience with the Color Printing Forum community. Register »


Color Printing Forum

Welcome to the Printing Press & Color Printer Forum

  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.

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 475
      • Posts: 3,113

      Last Post:

      Roller coater vs. Anilox

      by Robb

      01-23-2015 05:12 PM

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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 1,021
      • Posts: 6,560

      Last Post:

      paper problems

      by PedroLlama

      Today 12:43 AM

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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 486
      • Posts: 3,154

      Last Post:

      Komori 528 impression problem

      by Printermike

      Today 09:24 AM

    4. Ryobi Printing Press Forum

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 232
      • Posts: 1,335

      Last Post:

      3200 pmx service manual

      by Ryobi Press Parts

      Yesterday 09:55 PM

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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 66
      • Posts: 307

      Last Post:

      Kba - 105

      by cch

      12-17-2014 10:53 AM

    6. MAN Roland Printing Press Forum

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 118
      • Posts: 571

      Last Post:

      Looking for Roland R304 manuals in...

      by wvinch

      01-23-2015 11:17 PM

    7. Mitsubishi Printing Press Forum

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 25
      • Posts: 80

      Last Post:

      Feature difference between Mitsubishi E...

      by Meny

      01-03-2015 05:42 PM

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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 632
      • Posts: 3,531

      Last Post:

      AB Dick DPM2340 platemaker

      by arrants

      01-23-2015 11:56 AM

    9. Ink

      Offset printing inks

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 53
      • Posts: 263

      Last Post:

      Ink in winter

      by turbotom1052

      01-23-2015 06:58 AM

    10. Coated and uncoated papers for offset printing.

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 47
      • Posts: 246

      Last Post:

      Measuring paper weight

      by Taymour

      12-16-2014 05:48 AM

    11. UV

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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 51
      • Posts: 201

      Last Post:

      what equipment is best for uv printing...

      by jasonwells

      01-23-2015 08:36 PM

    12. Web-fed Offset Presses

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 61
      • Posts: 225

      Last Post:

      Perfect solution for complex pricing...

      by susanlee

      10-02-2014 04:40 AM

    13. Conventional and digital CTP platemaking

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 141
      • Posts: 430

      Last Post:

      Service code for Heidelberg Prosetter 74

      by NAGHSHE_BARTAR

      Today 10:59 AM

    14. DI Presses

      (5 Viewing)

      Direct Imaging Offset Printing Presses

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 680
      • Posts: 4,029

      Last Post:

      DI press locations around the world

      by PedroLlama

      Yesterday 05:16 PM

  2. Indigo Digital Presses Last Post

    Liquid electroink digital presses

    1. HP Indigo ElectroInk digital presses

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 103
      • Posts: 357

      Last Post:

      HP Indigo digital inkjet press
      Starter HP Indigo 5000 questions

      by FFR428

      01-07-2015 09:31 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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 541
      • Posts: 3,613

      Last Post:

      Inconsisties on the Yellow

      by Milo Wilson

      01-22-2015 10:25 AM

    2. Xerox Digital Presses

      (2 Viewing)

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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 168
      • Posts: 823

      Last Post:

      Xerox WC7755 - scanner???? help

      by coricdado

      01-22-2015 03:47 AM

    3. Canon imagePRESS natural gloss digital press

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 136
      • Posts: 597

      Last Post:

      No printer driver for the Mac OS 10.6...

      by gutemberg

      11-29-2014 11:24 PM

    4. Production digital dry-toner 14x20 color presses

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 44
      • Posts: 137

      Last Post:

      Heidelberg Speedmaster Printing Press
      Nexpress 2100 With Glosser (2007)

      by Agreenejr

      12-04-2014 04:10 AM

    5. Océ VarioPrint, ColorStream, and VarioStream digital presses

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 23
      • Posts: 60

      Last Post:

      Oce CS650 Image Ghosting

      by bobrugh

      12-03-2014 04:42 PM

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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 30
      • Posts: 83

      Last Post:

      Canon CLC1180 Color Copier
      installation manual for agfa...

      by compu224

      01-15-2015 07:10 AM

    7. MGI Digital Presses such as the Meteor

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 8
      • Posts: 54

      Last Post:

      DP60 and KM service parts

      by ViR2

      01-14-2015 04:02 PM

    8. Other Production Digital Presses

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 74
      • Posts: 255

      Last Post:

      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.

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 215
      • Posts: 839

      Last Post:

      Canon ImagePressC1 Digital Press
      Looking Imagepress C1+ training in...

      by gutemberg

      11-29-2014 11:05 PM

    2. Discussion specific to Xerox DocuColor copiers and multifunction printers

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 439
      • Posts: 1,956

      Last Post:

      DC250 Streaks in C-M-Y Prints

      by UnlimitedBT

      01-23-2015 06:20 PM

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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 225
      • Posts: 787

      Last Post:

      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)

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 8
      • Posts: 53

      Last Post:

      Xante Impressia Consumable Prices

      by Craig

      10-28-2013 08:00 PM

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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 70
      • Posts: 308

      Last Post:

      Ricoh 651 / 751 experience

      by stonemask

      11-28-2014 06:42 AM

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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 89
      • Posts: 320

      Last Post:

      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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 33
      • Posts: 97

      Last Post:

      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. Fiery RIPs

      (2 Viewing)

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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 38
      • Posts: 86

      Last Post:

      Exclamation marks in menus

      by alibear57

      11-18-2014 02:33 PM

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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 33
      • Posts: 84

      Last Post:

      Momentum rip color issues

      by banjoman

      01-13-2015 06:15 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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 39
      • Posts: 139

      Last Post:

      Advice on a Printer for Small Runs

      by Scorotron

      08-08-2014 04:07 PM

    2. Desktop and specialty small-format color laser printers

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 39
      • Posts: 167

      Last Post:

      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)

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 8
      • Posts: 38

      Last Post:

      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)

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 7
      • Posts: 22

      Last Post:

      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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 278
      • Posts: 894

      Last Post:

      epson based flatbed UV printer...

      by jasonwells

      Yesterday 05:55 PM

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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 35
      • Posts: 97

      Last Post:

      Epson R3000 paper quesion

      by jamesroy

      12-10-2014 02:28 PM

    3. 13" carriage and smaller inkjet / giclee printers

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 82
      • Posts: 227

      Last Post:

      Alternate source for uv ink

      by edp

      04-29-2014 02:28 PM

    4. Photographic Dye Sublimation and gloss thermal printers

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 5
      • Posts: 14

      Last Post:

      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.

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 18
      • Posts: 77

      Last Post:

      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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 36
      • Posts: 101

      Last Post:

      Ink doesn't attach

      by MauroR

      01-15-2015 03:40 PM

  9. Digital Duplicator Forum Last Post

    Ink based digital duplicators

    1. Low-cost per print digital duplicators

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 21
      • Posts: 69

      Last Post:

      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)

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 77
      • Posts: 243

      Last Post:

      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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 49
      • Posts: 144

      Last Post:

      (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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 200
      • Posts: 831

      Last Post:

      Polar 92 ED Parts Needed

      by Coloured paper

      01-21-2015 10:40 AM

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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 34
      • Posts: 151

      Last Post:

      K2 Coater

      by Carlos The Printer

      08-02-2014 11:07 AM

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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 12
      • Posts: 35

      Last Post:

      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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 60
      • Posts: 182

      Last Post:

      Need Smyth Book Sewing Machine - No. 12...

      by Linus

      12-26-2014 01:15 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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 1,943
      • Posts: 3,308

      Last Post:

      Man roland rekord rsk3b

      by Elektrospeed

      Today 05:04 AM

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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 89
      • Posts: 170

      Last Post:

      HP Indigo 5500 for sale

      by terrymcv

      01-13-2015 05:03 PM

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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 471
      • Posts: 676

      Last Post:

      Stahl FEC 78.3

      by Elektrospeed

      Today 05:02 AM

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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 222
      • Posts: 376

      Last Post:

      Crusedigital CS185ST Scanner for sale

      by craighwhyte

      01-19-2015 06:17 AM

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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 342
      • Posts: 611

      Last Post:

      Kodak EX 110 Digimaster printer with...

      by terrymcv

      01-23-2015 02:37 PM

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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 141
      • Posts: 208

      Last Post:

      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.

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 202
      • Posts: 297

      Last Post:

      Label/Barcode Printer B-452-HS

      by muavaban

      Today 05:07 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.

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 29
      • Posts: 102

      Last Post:

      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.

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 77
      • Posts: 270

      Last Post:

      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.

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 53
      • Posts: 165

      Last Post:

      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.

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 553
      • Posts: 1,418

      Last Post:

      What equipment do you recommend

      by ogutierez

      01-17-2015 10:53 AM

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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 34
      • Posts: 63

      Last Post:

      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.

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 180
      • Posts: 734

      Last Post:

      Looking for Heidelberg Press Inspection...

      by InstruktorMo

      01-14-2015 02:06 AM

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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 39
      • Posts: 207

      Last Post:

      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.

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 15
      • Posts: 36

      Last Post:

      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

      Forum Actions:

      Forum Statistics:

      • Threads: 77
      • Posts: 87

      Last Post:

      Bleed

      by Ben Printing

      08-08-2012 07:07 PM


Top 10 Stats
Loading... Latest Posts
Loading...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What's Going On?