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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    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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      1,552
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      10,016
      Latest: Dot Gain Poly Plates on SM52 4 color alibryan, Dec 10, 2018 at 11:11 AM
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    3. Komori Printing Presses

      Komori Printing Press Forum - Komori Lithrone, Spica, Sprint
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    4. Ryobi Printing Presses

      Ryobi Printing Press Forum
      Discussions:
      338
      Messages:
      1,869
      Latest: Ryobi 920 series jetscreamer, Dec 9, 2018 at 12:51 AM
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    5. KBA Printing Presses

      KBA Printing Press Forum - KBA Genius, Performa, Rapida
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      388
      Latest: Lines across all units turbotom1052, Dec 2, 2018
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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
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      34
      Messages:
      109
      Latest: Water Dripping turbotom1052, Jul 13, 2018
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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:
      342
      Latest: whats a good ink M.Irfan Asif, Dec 6, 2018 at 8:08 AM
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    10. Offset Papers & Stocks

      Coated and uncoated papers for offset printing.
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      277
      Latest: The problem of paper Giangngo, Dec 1, 2018
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    11. UV

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

      Web-fed Offset Presses
      Discussions:
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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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    14. DI Presses

      Direct Imaging Offset Printing Presses
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      833
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      Latest: RYOBI 3404X-DI Error E-110 CHOCK, Dec 6, 2018 at 12:12 PM
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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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      212
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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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      5,334
      Latest: Xpe-08-3263 / 3264 peels, Dec 11, 2018 at 11:35 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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      270
      Messages:
      1,208
      Latest: Xerox 1000 Problems golfass, Sep 18, 2018
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    3. Canon imagePRESS Digital Presses

      Canon imagePRESS natural gloss digital press
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      Messages:
      665
      Latest: How can I print the Image Alignment Guide Sheet? FFR428, Dec 10, 2018 at 1:08 PM
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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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      36
      Messages:
      97
      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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      Messages:
      363
      Latest: Bizhuh C500 grain dots Biggs, Aug 2, 2018
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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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    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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    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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      41
      Messages:
      96
      Latest: HW772-40 Driver needed. icestorm98, Feb 3, 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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      44
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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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    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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    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:
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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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      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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      2,635
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      Latest: Want to Buy 2)RICOH IP 5000 japgolfer, Dec 10, 2018 at 10:38 AM
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    2. Indigo Presses for Sale

      HP Indigo presses, parts, and supplies for sale
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      302
      Messages:
      602
      Latest: HP indigo 5600 For Sale terrymcv, Dec 11, 2018 at 11:18 AM
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    3. Finishing Equipment for sale

      Trimmers, cutters, folders, scoring machines, mailing equipment, and coating equipment wanted and for sale.
      Discussions:
      679
      Messages:
      986
      Latest: FOR SALE CUTTERS japgolfer, Dec 11, 2018 at 1:21 PM
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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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      345
      Messages:
      596
      Latest: For Sale> PRINECT Prepress Interface v.4.1 jqgraphic, Dec 6, 2018 at 11:16 PM
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    5. Color Laser Printers & Copiers for sale

      Color copiers and production color laser printers for sale.
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      488
      Messages:
      786
      Latest: Xerox 150 For Sale DS Group, Nov 24, 2018
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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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      221
      Messages:
      315
      Latest: 2 Mimaki 8 Color japgolfer, Nov 29, 2018
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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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  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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      190
      Messages:
      774
      Latest: Low-cost color printing in Vietnam ngothinh, Dec 7, 2018 at 5:53 AM
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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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