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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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      Heidelberg Speedmaster Printing Press
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      by SPRINTER

      09-17-2014 07:19 AM

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

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      GTO offset printing press
      GTO, TOK, TEPO User Manuals

      by fdamra

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

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      Spots on printed sheet?

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    4. Ryobi Printing Press Forum

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      New Ryobi B3 520GX or Ex demo SX52

      by somma

      09-18-2014 07:01 PM

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

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      Kba - 105

      by asimpleson

      08-30-2014 07:06 AM

    6. MAN Roland Printing Press Forum

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      man roland parts for sale, Circuit...

      by Good_part

      09-03-2014 05:28 AM

    7. Mitsubishi Printing Press Forum

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      Heidelberg Speedmaster Printing Press
      HEIDELBERG SM 74-5P-H, Year 2000

      by acsdiffusionsa

      08-27-2014 03:45 AM

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

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      Ryobi 3302m Plate cylinder trays in...

      by Budmarcia

      09-19-2014 12:45 AM

    9. Ink

      Offset printing inks

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      In what circumstances do metallic inks...

      by Rowjck

      09-02-2014 09:44 PM

    10. Coated and uncoated papers for offset printing.

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      How to find a professional forum for...

      by Coloured paper

      08-30-2014 07:40 AM

    11. UV

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

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      jetvarnish uv coating problems , heads...

      by irinel

      09-11-2014 02:36 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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      Colour bars

      by mean172

      09-16-2014 04:54 PM

    14. DI Presses

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      Direct Imaging Offset Printing Presses

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      Rotary joint needed for KPG 5034/Ryobi...

      by qmdipress1

      09-18-2014 11:16 AM

  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 terrymcv

      09-18-2014 12:08 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 End of support, all machines.

      by Milo Wilson

      Yesterday 07:23 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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      Xerox iGen3 Digital Press
      Xerox 800 / 1000 Color Press Developer...

      by Kringle

      09-17-2014 12:32 PM

    3. Canon imagePRESS natural gloss digital press

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      Grainy prints on Canon 6010

      by FLPNYC

      09-18-2014 01:24 PM

    4. Production digital dry-toner 14x20 color presses

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      Kodak NexPress 2100 / NexPress 2500...

      by seramarie

      08-31-2014 12:57 PM

    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 5000 and/or 8000 manuals

      by Neus

      08-25-2014 09:17 AM

    7. MGI Digital Presses

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      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 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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      canon irc 5185i

      by cc1433

      08-31-2014 11:57 PM

    2. Discussion specific to Xerox DocuColor copiers and multifunction printers

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      Thetronix phaser printing "wax"...

      by InterfaceP

      09-17-2014 11:42 AM

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

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      Production printers.

      by InterfaceP

      08-21-2014 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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      Canon ImageRunner IRC3220
      Address Book Centralisation

      by ColorMeBad

      08-27-2014 08:00 AM

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

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      Network Printing Help

      by benandrews54

      09-08-2014 05:25 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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      Heidelberg Quickmaster 46-2 Printing Press
      What is a Fiery Controller

      by Scorotron

      09-04-2014 10:49 AM

    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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      Epson 9800 inkjet
      Printing Packaging mockups on SBS/C1S...

      by alphagrap

      09-19-2014 10:32 AM

    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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      Trouble with Digital Jobs --...

      by jpfulton

      09-18-2014 10:22 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

      08-22-2014 10:35 AM

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

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      Ideal 5221 Not Working Please Help

      by arun toadithep

      09-19-2014 03:20 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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      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

      08-28-2014 06:03 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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      I want to buy 4 color press Komori...

      by Brave

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

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      Anyone after some series 2 ink?

      by phurry

      09-19-2014 08:24 AM

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

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      Gift bags making machines ZB1100B and...

      by OSTF

      09-11-2014 07:45 AM

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

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      X-rite IntelliTrax colour management...

      by battle49

      08-24-2014 02:45 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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      Buhrs BB300 6 Station for sale

      by terrymcv

      09-09-2014 12:33 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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      Prinect Prepress Interface 4.1

      by Jem

      08-29-2014 06:37 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 profiling , custom profiles, and software and hardware color management issues.

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      PrintSpec vs ColorCert

      by nuress

      09-02-2014 11:58 AM

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    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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      Printing Equipment Online Auction (Ends...

      by PreciseEquipment

      09-08-2014 04:12 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 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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      Printing a coffee table book in a vol...

      by szjhy

      09-12-2014 02:36 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. The Print Wiki has now been merged into the Color Printing Forum to become the Glossary

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