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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      639
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      4,069
      Latest: Feedback of Autoprint Dion 450+ Sonu123, Feb 12, 2019 at 2:48 AM
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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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      3,959
      Latest: Komori Spica 426P - Encoder CHOCK, Feb 1, 2019
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    4. Ryobi Printing Presses

      Ryobi Printing Press Forum
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      341
      Messages:
      1,881
      Latest: Ryobi 3302HA error C-P-1 Mayur Nipane, Feb 12, 2019 at 3:52 AM
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    5. KBA Printing Presses

      KBA Printing Press Forum - KBA Genius, Performa, Rapida
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      393
      Latest: 1997 KBA RA130-7+LV alibryan, Jan 25, 2019
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    6. Man Roland Printing Presses

      MAN Roland Printing Press Forum
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      182
      Messages:
      852
      Latest: Powder problem roland 305 turbotom1052, Jan 30, 2019
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    7. Mitsubishi Printing Presses

      Mitsubishi Printing Press Forum
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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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      Latest: Abdick forms adjustments ghuerth, Feb 2, 2019
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    9. Ink

      Offset printing inks
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    10. Offset Papers & Stocks

      Coated and uncoated papers for offset printing.
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      Messages:
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    11. UV

      Discussion of UV Offset Printing Issues, Equipment, Tips & Tricks
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      88
      Messages:
      312
      Latest: LE UV blankets David Hopkin, Feb 7, 2019
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    12. Web-Presses

      Web-fed Offset Presses
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      76
      Messages:
      265
      Latest: Plate Lock-Down bracket Scott Cook, Jan 29, 2018
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    13. Platemaking

      Conventional and digital CTP platemaking
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      Messages:
      598
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    14. DI Presses

      Direct Imaging Offset Printing Presses
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      834
      Messages:
      4,902
      Latest: Single DIODE not imaging maverick1971, Feb 8, 2019
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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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      215
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      741
      Latest: 3050 Magenta ink foaming White rabbit, Feb 7, 2019
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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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      816
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      5,363
      Latest: iGen4 Technician recommendation vanhorngraphics, Feb 15, 2019 at 8:11 AM
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    2. Xerox Digital Presses

      Xerox digital production presses such as the new Color 800/1000 digital press
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      272
      Messages:
      1,217
      Latest: xerox 800 watermark problem Kringle, Jan 30, 2019
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    3. Canon imagePRESS Digital Presses

      Canon imagePRESS natural gloss digital press
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      162
      Messages:
      671
      Latest: Need opinion on Canon ImagePress Biggs, Jan 23, 2019
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    4. Kodak NexPress Digital Presses

      Production digital dry-toner 14x20 color presses
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      42
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      122
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    5. Océ Digital Presses

      Océ VarioPrint, ColorStream, and VarioStream digital presses
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      32
      Messages:
      70
      Latest: offset stock imprinting DIRK1966, Jul 17, 2017
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    6. Xeikon Digital Presses

      Web fed electro-photographic dry toner based imaging presses.
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      35
      Messages:
      86
      Latest: Customer Color Proofs Printer101, Jun 25, 2018
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    7. MGI Digital Presses

      MGI Digital Presses such as the Meteor
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    8. Other Digital Presses

      Other Production Digital Presses
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      116
      Messages:
      370
      Latest: Enable Face up print Bizhub C500 Biggs, Jan 26, 2019
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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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      Messages:
      2,356
      Latest: Xerox DC250 Printing Troubleshoot Risu, Feb 14, 2019 at 1:57 AM
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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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      309
      Messages:
      965
      Latest: Bizhub C500 - Error Code 29-07 Biggs, Jan 26, 2019
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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:
      91
      Latest: Impressia carbonless printing Tom B, Nov 15, 2018
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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:
      378
      Latest: Ricoh Aficio MP C2500 triniton2002, Feb 10, 2019 at 5:38 AM
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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:
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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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      49
      Messages:
      103
      Latest: DIY Fiery RIP MstrXplodR, Nov 16, 2017
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    2. Other RIPs

      Splash, CREO, OEM, software, and other RIPs
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      42
      Messages:
      97
      Latest: Freeflow tabs Amy Patterson, Dec 13, 2018
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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
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      47
      Messages:
      188
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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
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    2. Riso Forcejet

      Riso Forcejet line-inkjet digital printers (such as the HC5500)
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      7
      Messages:
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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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      390
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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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      Messages:
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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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      Messages:
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    6. Inkjet Paper

      Photographic, fine art, and specialty coated and uncoated inkjet media
      Discussions:
      49
      Messages:
      129
      Latest: Faded flat prints xfactor printing, Oct 4, 2018
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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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      23
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  10. 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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      2,652
      Messages:
      4,466
      Latest: 2016 iGen5 available in the USA for sale Frank Ricci, Feb 14, 2019 at 4:29 PM
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    2. Indigo Presses for Sale

      HP Indigo presses, parts, and supplies for sale
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      310
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      Latest: HP Indigo 5000 for sale ! hsalvan, Feb 14, 2019 at 10:55 AM
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    3. Finishing Equipment for sale

      Trimmers, cutters, folders, scoring machines, mailing equipment, and coating equipment wanted and for sale.
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      681
      Messages:
      992
      Latest: Muller Amigo with trimmer ballykea, Feb 14, 2019 at 10:25 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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      350
      Messages:
      609
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    5. Color Laser Printers & Copiers for sale

      Color copiers and production color laser printers for sale.
      Discussions:
      492
      Messages:
      794
      Latest: Ricoh Pro C901s Graphic Arts Printer for sale terrymcv, Feb 14, 2019 at 4:20 PM
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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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      229
      Messages:
      324
      Latest: Durst Rho 320 HS UV printer foliart.net, Feb 16, 2019 at 12:19 PM
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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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      390
      Messages:
      550
      Latest: TYMB-1100 David0828, Feb 4, 2019
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  11. 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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  12. 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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      Messages:
      1,636
      Latest: Big Mottling in Pantone solid area [help] mantman, Feb 11, 2019 at 5:10 PM
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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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    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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      88
      Latest: Anti-offset Powder aqazi81, Mar 13, 2015
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