Color Printing Forum

  1. Offset Printing Press Forum

    Offset printing presses
    1. 4-Color Offset Presses +

      Sheet-fed process-color offset presses, 4-color, 5-color, 6-color, and more advanced press setups.
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      Latest: Shinohara 66iv problem CHOCK, Jan 23, 2023
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    2. Heidelberg Printing Presses

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

      Komori Printing Press Forum - Komori Lithrone, Spica, Sprint
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      729
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      Latest: Scratched on reprints >300 gr matthias76, Feb 2, 2023 at 9:02 AM
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    4. Ryobi Printing Presses

      Ryobi Printing Press Forum
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      416
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      2,245
      Latest: Ryobi 3302 grinding gears Bruxie, Jan 25, 2023
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    5. KBA Printing Presses

      KBA Printing Press Forum - KBA Genius, Performa, Rapida
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      551
      Latest: KBA varitrend 102 Leomalik, Jan 31, 2023 at 3:02 PM
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    6. Man Roland Printing Presses

      MAN Roland Printing Press Forum
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    7. Mitsubishi Printing Presses

      Mitsubishi Printing Press Forum
      Discussions:
      37
      Messages:
      125
      Latest: Looking for feeder hold downs bone1428, Mar 11, 2022
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    8. 1-Color and 2-Color Offset Presses

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

      Offset printing inks
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      Messages:
      416
      Latest: whats a good ink printerscd, Jan 22, 2023
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    10. Offset Papers & Stocks

      Coated and uncoated papers for offset printing.
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      Messages:
      317
      Latest: 2023 Paper Prices MWI Print, Dec 21, 2022
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    11. UV

      Discussion of UV Offset Printing Issues, Equipment, Tips & Tricks
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      Messages:
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    12. Web-Presses

      Web-fed Offset Presses
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      105
      Messages:
      391
      Latest: Goss M600 problem Tlang, Jan 31, 2023 at 5:26 PM
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    13. Platemaking

      Conventional and digital CTP platemaking
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    14. DI Presses

      Direct Imaging Offset Printing Presses
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  2. Indigo Digital Presses

    Liquid electroink digital presses
    1. HP Indigo Digital Presses

      HP Indigo ElectroInk digital presses
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      292
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  3. Digital Printing Press Forum

    Dry-toner-based laser imaged heat-set production, larger format, and web presses.
    1. Xerox iGen3, iGen4, & iGen5 Digital Presses

      Xerox iGen digital presses
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      5,618
      Latest: Carrier mod Milo Wilson, Jan 23, 2023
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    2. Xerox Iridesse Digital Presses

      Xerox Iridesse digital production presses
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      6
      Messages:
      22
      Latest: Synthetic Papers Juccis, Jul 14, 2022
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    3. Xerox Digital Presses

      Xerox digital production presses such as the Color 800/1000 digital presses and Versant digital presses
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      312
      Messages:
      1,374
      Latest: Xerox C70 DADF B-tech, Jan 25, 2023
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    4. Canon imagePRESS Digital Presses

      Canon imagePRESS natural gloss digital press
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      171
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    5. Kodak NexPress Digital Presses

      Production digital dry-toner 14x20 color presses
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    6. Océ Digital Presses

      Océ VarioPrint, ColorStream, and VarioStream digital presses
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      33
      Messages:
      74
      Latest: Océ plotwave 300 on MAC gusmnes, Jul 13, 2021
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    7. Xeikon Digital Presses

      Web fed electro-photographic dry toner based imaging presses.
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    8. MGI Digital Presses

      MGI Digital Presses such as the Meteor
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      24
      Messages:
      112
      Latest: MGI Digital Presses rajsing, Mar 15, 2022
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    9. Other Digital Presses

      Other Production Digital Presses
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  4. Color Laser Printer & Color Copier Forum

    Medium - High Volume Color Laser Machines offered under service / maintenance / supplies contracts for graphic, business, and production
    1. Canon Color Laser Printers & Color Copiers

      Discussion specific to Canon CLC color laser copiers, Color ImageRunner and Canon ImagePress color printers.
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    2. Xerox Color Laser Printers & Color Copiers

      Discussion specific to Xerox DocuColor copiers and multifunction printers
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    3. Konica Minolta Color Laser Printers & Copiers

      Discussion specific to Konica Minolta bizhub and co-branded multifunction color laser printers
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      346
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    4. Xante Color Laser Printers

      Xante Illumina Digital Color Printers (known for printing ability on heavy stocks)
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      Messages:
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    5. Ricoh Color Laser Printers & Color Copiers

      Discussion specific to Ricoh Aficio and other Ricoh color laser equipment
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      Messages:
      407
      Latest: Aficio 7200 Andy B, Dec 28, 2022
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    6. Other Color Laser Printers & Color Copiers

      Discussion of other production color laser printes, copiers, and production multifunction devices.
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    7. Color Laser papers and stocks

      Normal stock and specialty media to get the most out of current laser dry-toner printing processes
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      Messages:
      104
      Latest: Looking for oyster paper Resprung, Oct 31, 2021
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  5. RIP Forum

    RIP selection, configuration, and optimization
    1. Fiery RIPs

      Selection, configuration, setup, maintenance, and troubleshooting of Fiery RIPs.
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      54
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    2. Other RIPs

      Splash, CREO, OEM, software, and other RIPs
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      51
      Messages:
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  6. Small Color Laser Printer Forum

    Retail Color Laser Printers for small-volume or specialty use not offered under service / supplies / maintenance contracts
    1. 11 x 17 Color Laser Printers

      Discussion about Xerox Phaser, Minolta QMS, HP Laserjet 5500, 9500, 8500, Canon Color ImageClass, and other color laser printers
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    2. 8 ½ x 11 Color Laser Printers

      Desktop and specialty small-format color laser printers
      Discussions:
      53
      Messages:
      224
      Latest: Oki C612 problem user7200, Dec 2, 2022
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  7. Line Inkjet Printers

    Line inkjet digital ink high-speed production and multifunction printers.
    1. HP Edgeline Printers

      HP Edgeline line-inkjet digital printers (CM8060/CM8050 multifunction devices)
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      8
      Messages:
      39
      Latest: Cm8050 cartridges mucinhanoi365, Oct 29, 2019
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    2. Riso Forcejet

      Riso Forcejet line-inkjet digital printers (such as the HC5500)
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  8. Photographic & Fine Art Printers

    Giclee fine art, photographic, and short-run printing.
    1. Large Format Inkjet Printers

      Roll-fed 24", 36", 44", 60" and larger wide-carriage inkjet / giclee printers
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      458
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    2. Medium Format Inkjet Printers

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

      13" carriage and smaller inkjet / giclee printers
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    4. Dye Sub Printers

      Photographic Dye Sublimation and gloss thermal printers
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      4
      Messages:
      11
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    5. Continuous Ink Systems

      CIS systems to print larger volumes of prints at reduced cost on inkjet printers.
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      22
      Messages:
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    6. Inkjet Paper

      Photographic, fine art, and specialty coated and uncoated inkjet media
      Discussions:
      51
      Messages:
      132
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  9. Digital Duplicator Forum

    Ink based digital duplicators
    1. Digital Duplicators

      Low-cost per print digital duplicators
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      24
      Messages:
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  10. Letterpress Forum

    Letterpress printing presses
    1. Letterpress

      Letterpress printing discussion including Heidelberg Windmill Platen Presses, Kludge Letterpress, etc.
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  11. Color Printing Marketplace

    Post color printing and finishing equipment for sale or wanted.
    1. Offset & Digital Presses for sale

      Multi-color Offset Presses, Offset Press Equipment, Direct Imaging, and Digital Production Presses for sale
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    2. Indigo Presses for Sale

      HP Indigo presses, parts, and supplies for sale
      Discussions:
      448
      Messages:
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    3. Finishing Equipment for sale

      Trimmers, cutters, folders, scoring machines, mailing equipment, and coating equipment wanted and for sale.
      Discussions:
      860
      Messages:
      1,286
      Latest: BOBST Domino 90, Year 1988 acsdiffusionsa, Feb 2, 2023 at 9:07 AM
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    4. Prepress Equipment for sale

      Computer equipment, proofing and color profiling equipment, plate makers, direct computer to plate systems wanted and for sale.
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      430
      Messages:
      759
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    5. Color Laser Printers & Copiers for sale

      Color copiers and production color laser printers for sale.
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      Messages:
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    6. Medium and Large Format Printers for sale

      Medium and Large format inkjet and other shot-run large format printers and plotters for sale.
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      263
      Messages:
      373
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    7. Other Printing Equipment for Sale

      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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      497
      Messages:
      701
      Latest: T Shirt Screen Printer brushyourideas, Jan 27, 2023
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  12. Color Printing Workflow and Prepress

    Prepress workflow, layout, graphics, computer hardware and software.
    1. Computer Hardware, Networking, and Connectivity

      Workstation, CPU, Storage, Monitor, Network, Internet Connectivity, and other computer hardware selection, configuration, troubleshooting, and optimization.
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    2. Layout, graphics, and prepress Software

      DTP, vector and raster Graphics software, and prepress software.
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    3. Color Management

      Color profiling , custom profiles, and software and hardware color management issues.
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  13. Color Printing Forum

    Color Printing Forum community and open discussion
    1. Print Community General Printing Discussion

      Introduce yourself, enjoy friendly discussion with fellow printers, and network with print professionals in adjacent markets and print industries.
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      Latest: Need help with choosing a uv printer. Uvufo, Feb 4, 2023 at 12:06 AM
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    2. Print Jobs

      Print job postings. Post press positions and temporary job availability, and print positions sought / print-industry talent available.
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    3. Printing Business Practices

      General discussion about running a printing business: economics, marketing, investment, and other aspects of the business-side of printing.
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      Messages:
      807
      Latest: Political Mailings Anthea McSwain, Jan 23, 2023
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    4. Internet Outsourcing Options & Experiences

      Discussion of internet outsourcing options and experiences. Direct advertising is not permitted unless in response to a question.
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    5. Forum Announcements & Suggestions

      Color Printing Forum News, Announcements, and a place for suggestions for new Color Printing Forum sub-forums.
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    6. Print Glossary

      The Print Wiki has now been merged into the Color Printing Forum to become the Glossary
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      89
      Latest: Cyan overhang DanRemaley, Mar 1, 2020
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