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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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      Heidelberg Offset Press
      PM74-4 (classic center display freeze)

      by xplode

      Today 11:27 AM

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

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      looking to buy Heidelberg.Difference...

      by gnvisvakumar@gmail.com

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

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      2000 Komori Lithrone 640 + L

      by Printerspartsusa

      08-14-2014 02:27 PM

    4. Ryobi Printing Press Forum

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      Ryobi 3302H user Manual

      by lithomaniac

      Yesterday 06:37 PM

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

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      Kba - 105

      by rapida guy

      07-24-2014 11:13 AM

    6. MAN Roland Printing Press Forum

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      Roland 700 problem: powder always works...

      by turbotom1052

      Yesterday 08:02 AM

    7. Mitsubishi Printing Press Forum

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      Heidelberg Offset Press
      Used mitsubishi d3000lx-5+e/d

      by graphics.cyber@gmail.com

      08-06-2014 04:16 AM

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

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      Heidelberg Quickmaster 46-2 Printing Press
      Heidelberg QM46-2 Suction and Blow...

      by tommy1772

      Yesterday 11:13 AM

    9. Ink

      Offset printing inks

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      whats a good ink

      by andyrobinsn

      08-04-2014 01:46 AM

    10. Coated and uncoated papers for offset printing.

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      Is all paper of a certain color,...

      by szjhy

      05-30-2014 04:22 AM

    11. UV

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

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      H uv

      by Ade

      08-13-2014 10:46 AM

    12. Web-fed Offset Presses

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      older model diddies wanted

      by Bill Borcicky

      08-08-2014 10:43 PM

    13. Conventional and digital CTP platemaking

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      Multigraphics SP990EI / Purup Eskofot...

      by Don Prints

      08-08-2014 08:16 PM

    14. DI Presses

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      Direct Imaging Offset Printing Presses

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      Heidelberg DI Press
      QMDI Issue: Print files show up, but...

      by Marc Bremer

      Yesterday 04:37 PM

  2. Indigo Digital Presses Last Post

    Liquid electroink digital presses

    1. HP Indigo ElectroInk digital presses

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      Ryobi 3302 2-color press
      Looking for hp indigo 3550

      by akurji

      08-19-2014 10:25 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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      Xerox iGen3 Digital Press
      igen4 too many colour adjustments

      by probs

      Today 02:51 PM

    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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      C75 magenta spots on paper

      by Damian B

      Today 09:28 AM

    3. Canon imagePRESS natural gloss digital press

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      Grainy prints on Canon 6010

      by FLPNYC

      08-19-2014 03:02 PM

    4. Production digital dry-toner 14x20 color presses

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      Nexpress 2100 Classic - Selling...

      by gavins2

      07-24-2014 06:33 AM

    5. Océ VarioPrint, ColorStream, and VarioStream digital presses

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      oce variostream service manuals

      by rdeletric

      06-30-2014 09:16 PM

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

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      Xeikon Digital Printing Press
      Factory-reconditioned Xeikon B2 Digital...

      by www.jorg.de

      08-06-2014 03:25 AM

    7. MGI Digital Presses such as the Meteor

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      aftermarket sources for mgi meteor dp40...

      by HollyHaley

      06-02-2014 10:16 AM

    8. Other Digital Presses

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      Other Production Digital Presses

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      Service For Konica Minolta C7000

      by abdellatif gtp

      07-17-2014 12:48 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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      C3200 Blurry Color Printing

      by Skooter

      Today 08:28 PM

    2. Discussion specific to Xerox DocuColor copiers and multifunction printers

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      phaser 6300 print quality

      by petedw

      08-20-2014 11:11 PM

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

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      Production printers.

      by InterfaceP

      Yesterday 04:02 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 07:00 PM

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

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      Aficio MP 2852

      by jvuz

      08-04-2014 09:01 AM

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

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      HP Color LaserJet 2840 driver missing...

      by zillah

      07-21-2014 06:40 AM

    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. 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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      We buy used RIP and Interface Cards.

      by ashvak

      08-05-2014 09:32 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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      Advice on a Printer for Small Runs

      by Scorotron

      08-08-2014 03:07 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 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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      Canon IPF5000 inkjet
      How can I make hp DJ800 use black...

      by navid

      08-20-2014 10:14 PM

    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 10:18 AM

    3. 13" carriage and smaller inkjet / giclee printers

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      Alternate source for uv ink

      by edp

      04-29-2014 01:28 PM

    4. Photographic Dye Sublimation and gloss thermal printers

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      Are dye sub printers dead?

      by Niallphoto

      05-03-2014 04:06 PM

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

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      Need help on which printer to buy

      by sino

      08-15-2014 03:43 AM

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

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      where to start?

      by IT Supplies

      06-13-2014 05:14 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 spf 20a

      by pressman1

      06-09-2014 10:13 AM

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

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      Challenge 305 MPC computer problems

      by seagull

      Today 10:35 AM

    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 115E service manual needed!

      by Coloured paper

      Today 02:27 PM

    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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      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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      Heidelberg Quickmaster 46-2 Printing Press
      Hot Melt Glue Pellets for Horizon...

      by Minzunza

      08-19-2014 06:18 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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      Kodak Polychrome DirectPress 5634 DI ...

      by PreciseEquipment

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

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      HP Indigo Blanket Boxes for sale- Q4607B

      by hpman

      Yesterday 01:43 PM

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

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      Bowe 310P Pinless cutter

      by ballykea

      Today 01:33 PM

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

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      Ryobi 3304di Direct Imaging Press
      wts heidelberg drum scan S3900 working...

      by willwrench

      08-12-2014 04:00 PM

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

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      Canon ImageRunner IRC3220
      Xerox 250 Docucolor with 223k Meter and...

      by mxtspain

      08-19-2014 03:04 PM

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

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      Vutek 3360 for sale

      by terrymcv

      06-24-2014 04:31 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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      Vutek 3360 EC for sale

      by terrymcv

      08-12-2014 02:38 PM

  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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      Databases printing software

      by Robert1975

      07-22-2014 02:47 AM

    3. Color Management

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      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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      poster printing

      by xfactor printing

      08-20-2014 09:53 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 Offset Press
      Looking for a position in Melbourne,...

      by JacksonJames

      08-13-2014 02:57 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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      Low-cost color book printing in...

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      Yesterday 04:41 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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