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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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      State Of The Printing Industry.

      by sheelaa

      07-24-2014 06:32 AM

    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

      by jonny5000

      07-29-2014 07:39 PM

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

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      button (2004 L28)

      by jetscreamer

      Yesterday 12:52 AM

    4. Ryobi Printing Press Forum

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      Kompacs on 3302

      by lithomaniac

      Yesterday 04:55 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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      Heidelberg Offset Press
      Man Roland 305 unit error 90

      by controlgraphics

      07-13-2014 10:02 AM

    7. Mitsubishi Printing Press Forum

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      RZA0277 CPU-B (2HD,2DD) PCB Board Needed

      by controlgraphics

      07-09-2014 11:26 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
      QM2 Plate moving during run

      by Peter The Pressman

      07-29-2014 01:10 PM

    9. Ink

      Offset printing inks

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      Dampening covers

      by Bill Borcicky

      06-29-2014 08:32 PM

    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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      Heidelberg Offset Press
      Failure of the UV system in the machine...

      by bizon83pl

      07-21-2014 09:17 AM

    12. Web-fed Offset Presses

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      Looking for Tools / Ideas of Safe...

      by Bill Borcicky

      07-22-2014 08:38 PM

    13. Platemaking

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      Conventional and digital CTP platemaking

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      image not square on plate

      by Meny

      07-16-2014 02:06 PM

    14. DI Presses

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      Direct Imaging Offset Printing Presses

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      Heidelberg DI Press
      Parts and presses

      by jonny5000

      07-29-2014 06:41 PM

  2. Indigo Digital Presses Last Post

    Liquid electroink digital presses

    1. HP Indigo ElectroInk digital presses

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      Looking for someone with an HP Indigo...

      by masterpiecegraphix

      07-15-2014 04:51 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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      iGen4 controller problem

      by MiloWilson

      Today 04:24 PM

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

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      setting up colorworks 8000

      by xtrain

      07-28-2014 05:41 PM

    3. Canon imagePRESS natural gloss digital press

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      background on white areas when printing...

      by SSSSS

      07-24-2014 03:55 AM

    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
      Compatible Color Toner Available

      by rolermanto

      06-14-2014 01:52 PM

    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 irc5185i newbie questions

      by InterfaceP

      07-23-2014 02:38 PM

    2. Discussion specific to Xerox DocuColor copiers and multifunction printers

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      Xerox workcentre 7755 issues

      by xtrain

      Today 11:41 AM

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

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      Canon CLC1180 Color Copier
      Where to buy KM C451 Fuser Fixing Film...

      by rayha88

      07-03-2014 08:39 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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      Trying to calibrate monitor to Rioch...

      by hvdh

      05-20-2014 03:00 PM

    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. Fiery RIPs

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      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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      HW472 Interface Card

      by juliocha

      06-02-2014 03:25 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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      Tell me where to start!

      by hldrake

      03-11-2014 05:07 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 CM8050 Edgeline Printer Paper...

      by inkman100

      02-06-2013 09:50 AM

    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
      help me with large format pritning

      by __-_-_-__

      07-13-2014 11:34 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 Tony Dart

      07-24-2014 10:20 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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      New DX5 print head decoder

      by brianhu

      06-25-2014 09:57 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 nycquickprinter

      07-23-2014 06:56 PM

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

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      Polar EMC 92 memory saving problem -...

      by NimeshSilva

      Yesterday 02:12 PM

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

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      UV Coating Problems

      by sheelaa

      07-24-2014 06:50 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. Book Binding

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

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      MM book binder - star plus , 18...

      by Meny

      07-16-2014 08:14 AM

  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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      Wb Press Parts

      by ballykea

      07-29-2014 07:59 PM

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

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      HP Indigo 3000/5000 Electroink available

      by hpman

      07-29-2014 12:46 PM

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

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      GMP ProtopicEco 520 For Sale

      by mpouf

      Today 10:10 AM

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

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      Glunz & Jensen Spares and Parts...

      by Good_part

      07-03-2014 02:23 AM

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

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      Samsung Copiers 8x JOB LOT CLX-9350...

      by igor_e

      07-13-2014 07:21 AM

    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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      XMPie Software and Hardware for Sale

      by Dallas Printer

      07-28-2014 01:34 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 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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      Unprecedented Scale and Splendid...

      by sinofoldingcarton

      07-23-2014 11:48 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 Press-Person. Tirana,...

      by rasimzekaj

      07-19-2014 10:19 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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      GTO offset printing press
      Photo book printing service in China

      by perfectalbum

      07-17-2014 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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