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: A bit of fun-Mythbusting. Biggs, Feb 20, 2019 at 1:32 PM
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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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      3,962
      Latest: Scrubbing Rollers CSF, Feb 19, 2019 at 9:56 AM
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    4. Ryobi Printing Presses

      Ryobi Printing Press Forum
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      341
      Messages:
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      Latest: Feeding writing grade paper on Ryobi 3302 Warren Peace, Feb 18, 2019 at 3:56 PM
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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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      853
      Latest: Man Roland 300 sergios68, Feb 17, 2019 at 9:12 PM
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    7. Mitsubishi Printing Presses

      Mitsubishi Printing Press Forum
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      34
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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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      Messages:
      348
      Latest: KBA Karat rchamness19, Feb 22, 2019 at 11:55 AM
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    10. Offset Papers & Stocks

      Coated and uncoated papers for offset printing.
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    11. UV

      Discussion of UV Offset Printing Issues, Equipment, Tips & Tricks
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      Messages:
      313
      Latest: A4 UV printer for phone cases? erez, Feb 22, 2019 at 4:00 AM
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    12. Web-Presses

      Web-fed Offset Presses
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      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:
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    14. DI Presses

      Direct Imaging Offset Printing Presses
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      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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      Latest: 3050 Magenta ink foaming Biggs, Feb 20, 2019 at 1:34 PM
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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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    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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    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:
      2,360
      Latest: Xerox DC250 Printing Troubleshoot OkiTech, Feb 19, 2019 at 6:36 PM
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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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      310
      Messages:
      966
      Latest: Running Accurio C6100 digital press 24/7 HJTECH_GJS, Feb 20, 2019 at 6:16 PM
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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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      93
      Latest: Xante Impressia Advice Tom B, Feb 20, 2019 at 12:23 PM
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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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      378
      Latest: Ricoh Aficio MP C2500 triniton2002, Feb 10, 2019
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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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  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
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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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    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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    6. Inkjet Paper

      Photographic, fine art, and specialty coated and uncoated inkjet media
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      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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  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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      2,654
      Messages:
      4,473
      Latest: Xerox 1000 Kringle, Feb 21, 2019 at 6:50 PM
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    2. Indigo Presses for Sale

      HP Indigo presses, parts, and supplies for sale
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      310
      Messages:
      635
      Latest: Indigo 5600 7-Color Press John Van Hoorn, Feb 21, 2019 at 2:13 PM
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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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      684
      Messages:
      995
      Latest: Kolbus 470 ballykea, Feb 20, 2019 at 9:43 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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      351
      Messages:
      612
      Latest: Amsky Ausetter 848 U CtcP for sale foliart.net, Feb 21, 2019 at 12:00 AM
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    5. Color Laser Printers & Copiers for sale

      Color copiers and production color laser printers for sale.
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      Latest: Xerox 1000 Consumables for sale ballykea, Feb 21, 2019 at 10:10 AM
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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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    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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      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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    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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