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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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      Printing Gray and Black

      by blaise

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

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      Heidelberg Offset Press
      Service Manuals

      by Printerspartsusa

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

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      Komari L-440

      by veera

      10-17-2014 05:18 AM

    4. Ryobi Printing Press Forum

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      3302 stripped bolt

      by printerdan

      10-14-2014 04:38 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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      Heidelberg Quickmaster 46-2 Printing Press
      Quickmaster 46 2 col SERVICE MANUAL...

      by franco72

      10-16-2014 08:16 AM

    9. Ink

      Offset printing inks

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      In what circumstances do metallic inks...

      by spikeboy

      10-09-2014 12:11 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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      Perfect solution for complex pricing...

      by susanlee

      10-02-2014 03:40 AM

    13. Conventional and digital CTP platemaking

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      by typesetting

      10-17-2014 04:44 PM

    14. DI Presses

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      Direct Imaging Offset Printing Presses

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      Heidelberg DI Press
      Getting QMDI PRO - What do you think?

      by Risu

      10-16-2014 05:49 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

      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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      cb-102 breaker tripping

      by peels

      Today 02:04 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 doc 700 error code

      by rawmeen

      10-16-2014 04:23 PM

    3. Canon imagePRESS natural gloss digital press

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      Problem with Color Gradients on C6010

      by GarethO

      10-08-2014 06:35 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 manuals service

      by RUHECU

      10-10-2014 10:51 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 Production Digital Presses

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      Epson T5000 Banding

      by Advanced Packaging

      10-18-2014 09:22 AM

  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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      Canon ImageRunner IRC3220
      Xerox DC250 printing very light on both...

      by InterfaceP

      Today 01:31 PM

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

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      Emulation Error - KMB C652DS

      by benjaminprojas

      10-13-2014 09:42 AM

    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 ImagePressC1 Digital Press
      MPC 5000 Paper Jam .. need help !!

      by benghazi08

      09-27-2014 07:52 AM

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

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      Oki CX 3641 Mis-Registering Colors

      by redcad

      Today 11:51 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

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      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 4800 inkjet printer
      Designjet Z3200 not reproducing black...

      by simbolini

      10-06-2014 04:43 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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      Inkbags

      by William Allen

      09-24-2014 04:35 PM

    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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      ST-40 Trouble

      by raul.mejia

      10-06-2014 02:12 PM

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

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      Stahl T 36 folder parts book

      by Griznarf

      10-15-2014 12:16 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 115 EMC

      by Coloured paper

      Today 03:01 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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      Horizon BQ-220 electric connection...

      by Mattias

      10-01-2014 03:10 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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      For Sale Cleveland OH Konica Bizhub...

      by typesetting

      10-17-2014 04:51 PM

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

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      For Sale HP Indigo WS 4500

      by michal

      Today 07:09 AM

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

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      Baum Folder
      Baum 2020 Folder For Sale Cleveland OH...

      by typesetting

      10-17-2014 04:51 PM

    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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      OCE, Xerox, Bourg, MGI, Kolbus,...

      by testarossa

      10-14-2014 12:09 PM

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

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      HP Fresco Printer Inks (HP FR110)

      by pjfrith

      10-18-2014 04:20 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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      Flatbed Screen Printer Flat Screen...

      by 389859620

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  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 jqgraphic

      10-10-2014 12:37 PM

    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

  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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      Small Photobook Printing Business

      by Kate from Printbox

      10-08-2014 04:02 AM

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

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      Heidelberg Speedmaster Printing Press
      UV offset printer looking job

      by bizon83pl

      10-07-2014 04:30 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 samanthaevans

      09-25-2014 07:25 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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