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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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      Metal backed blankets?

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      03-28-2015 01:23 AM

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

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      blocking issues

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

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      Doubling on Gear Side Guide

      by Bill Borcicky

      03-08-2015 02:55 PM

    4. Ryobi Printing Press Forum

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

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      Rapida 105 Labeling

      by aqazi81

      03-13-2015 05:45 AM

    6. MAN Roland Printing Press Forum

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      Printing Press
      Roland 202 misregister at right edge

      by John Van Hoorn

      03-15-2015 03:02 PM

    7. Mitsubishi Printing Press Forum

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      sheet register problems

      by mpadilla

      03-19-2015 06:06 PM

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

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      error code 108 on a Hamada H234

      by just4sola

      03-23-2015 05:26 AM

    9. Ink

      Offset printing inks

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      In what circumstances do metallic inks...

      by Jruff

      03-02-2015 12:44 PM

    10. Coated and uncoated papers for offset printing.

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      best paper brands for heidelberg...

      by LarryPressman

      02-02-2015 01:57 PM

    11. UV

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

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      UV ink control

      by kammannbro

      03-18-2015 04:48 PM

    12. Web-fed Offset Presses

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      Operator manual for Harris M100L needed

      by Charles Smith

      03-17-2015 08:12 PM

    13. Platemaking

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      Conventional and digital CTP platemaking

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      Service code for Heidelberg Prosetter 74

      by Linus

      03-26-2015 01:45 AM

    14. DI Presses

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      Direct Imaging Offset Printing Presses

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      Heidelberg DI Press
      Help connecting IR Dryer on Plus

      by R3dS1gn

      03-27-2015 11:53 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 terrymcv

      03-26-2015 01:26 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 teasing me

      by Schweem

      03-27-2015 12:42 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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      Canon ImagePressC1 Digital Press
      Xerox WC7755 and Synaps paper HELP

      by coricdado

      03-24-2015 09:11 AM

    3. Canon imagePRESS natural gloss digital press

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      Canon imagePRESS C60 vs. Xerox C70 vs....

      by PedroLlama

      03-14-2015 11:21 AM

    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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      Canon CLC1180 Color Copier
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      by compu224

      01-15-2015 06:10 AM

    7. MGI Digital Presses such as the Meteor

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      Mgi dp 8700 dp xl + and jet varnish 3D

      by ASHISHKUMAR

      03-03-2015 04:13 AM

    8. Other Production Digital Presses

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      Okidata/Intec printers vs. iGen4,...

      by UnlimitedBT

      03-18-2015 08:49 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 ImageRunner IRC3220
      Canon ImagePRESS C1+II (E0602-0001...

      by donmontalvo

      03-23-2015 08:49 AM

    2. Discussion specific to Xerox DocuColor copiers and multifunction printers

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      Docucolor 240 print problem

      by gibran

      03-26-2015 06:55 PM

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

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      Bizhub C284e patterned spots

      by MarkB

      03-26-2015 05:09 PM

    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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      Brother MFC-3990CDW two black vertical...

      by zillah

      03-10-2015 06:06 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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      Exclamation marks in menus

      by alibear57

      11-18-2014 01:33 PM

    2. Other RIPs

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      Splash, CREO, OEM, software, and other RIPs

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      Heidelberg DI Press
      We buy used RIP for heidelberg QMDI 46-4

      by RO6L

      02-27-2015 03:15 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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      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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      Hp9000 yellow dropping out

      by Smiffy

      03-20-2015 07:09 AM

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

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      Canon IPF5000 inkjet
      Canon iPF5100

      by John Moye

      02-03-2015 12:02 PM

    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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      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 version SS21 SB53 ES3 BS3 permanent...

      by brianhu

      12-02-2014 08:08 AM

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

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      Extremely dry climate Ink cartriges may...

      by jamesroy

      02-25-2015 07:06 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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      Wanted Duplo DC 10 mini service manual...

      by Emilio Lazcano

      03-03-2015 07:30 AM

    2. Folders

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

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      (ASK) wanna ask about automatic die...

      by MRFIXIT

      03-15-2015 03:18 PM

    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 EMC 137 measurement calibration

      by Coloured paper

      03-28-2015 09:44 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. Perfect Binding, Hard Cover Book Binding, and other Book Bindery Discussion

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      Heidelberg Quickmaster 46-2 Printing Press
      Pneumatic strapping tool

      by jacobliao

      03-24-2015 11:11 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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      Harris M1000

      by ballykea

      03-27-2015 12:46 PM

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

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      HP INDIGO 3550 for sale

      by terrymcv

      03-26-2015 04:38 PM

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

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      Heidelberg ST 90 – Stitcher for sale

      by terrymcv

      03-19-2015 05:05 PM

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

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      Looking for Creo/Kodak Trendsetters

      by terrymcv

      03-19-2015 02:04 PM

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

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      Xerox Color Press 1000 for sale

      by terrymcv

      03-25-2015 02:25 PM

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

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      Xerox 560 available

      by Risu

      03-22-2015 08:57 AM

    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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      Harris pres for sale

      by terrymcv

      03-23-2015 04:48 PM

  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 Management

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      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

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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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      Equipment Dealers- My new take on the...

      by Brian@sellyourpress.com

      03-25-2015 01:25 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 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 adamwatson

      03-12-2015 02:57 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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      Anti-offset Powder

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      03-13-2015 03:47 AM


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