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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      1,422
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      Latest: cd 74 technotrans chill pump flow alarm CHOCK, Dec 15, 2017 at 7:39 AM
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    3. Komori Printing Presses

      Komori Printing Press Forum - Komori Lithrone, Spica, Sprint
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      Latest: chamber coater troubles glenn lamarche, Dec 13, 2017 at 11:32 AM
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    4. Ryobi Printing Presses

      Ryobi Printing Press Forum
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      311
      Messages:
      1,691
      Latest: RYOBI 3304 ( 4 color ) problems realaqu, Dec 14, 2017 at 9:44 AM
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    5. KBA Printing Presses

      KBA Printing Press Forum - KBA Genius, Performa, Rapida
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    6. Man Roland Printing Presses

      MAN Roland Printing Press Forum
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      160
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      Latest: MANRoland-6 color strip gugar100, Dec 13, 2017 at 12:57 PM
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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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      4,193
      Latest: Heidelberg printmaster 46-2 plate eject jams Poolfool, Dec 14, 2017 at 11:27 PM
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    9. Ink

      Offset printing inks
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      336
      Latest: whats a good ink Abbey Bilandzic, Nov 27, 2017
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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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    12. Web-Presses

      Web-fed Offset Presses
      Discussions:
      74
      Messages:
      263
      Latest: Man Roland Colorman 35 Printronix, Aug 29, 2017
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    13. Platemaking

      Conventional and digital CTP platemaking
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      180
      Messages:
      541
      Latest: Ab dick dpm 34 hsc platemaker CHOCK, Dec 12, 2017 at 7:51 AM
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    14. DI Presses

      Direct Imaging Offset Printing Presses
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      817
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      Latest: Heidelberg QMDI 46-4 Plus/ is it good choice? augustov, Dec 15, 2017 at 9:19 AM
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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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      180
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      592
      Latest: paper jam indigo 3000/3050 kipkip, Dec 4, 2017
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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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      773
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      5,117
      Latest: fuser roll looks bad... Milo Wilson, Dec 11, 2017 at 8:57 PM
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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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      264
      Messages:
      1,160
      Latest: Fuji Xerox 800 Color Press flangmasterj, Dec 11, 2017 at 8:19 PM
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    3. Canon imagePRESS Digital Presses

      Canon imagePRESS natural gloss digital press
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    4. Kodak NexPress Digital Presses

      Production digital dry-toner 14x20 color presses
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      Messages:
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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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      34
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      Latest: xeikon serviceman rolermanto, Sep 23, 2017
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    7. MGI Digital Presses

      MGI Digital Presses such as the Meteor
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      Messages:
      72
      Latest: MGI Meteor DP8700 machine Laserman, Aug 4, 2017
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    8. Other Digital Presses

      Other Production Digital Presses
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      Messages:
      354
      Latest: Intec printers? Levichard, Nov 21, 2017
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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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      299
      Messages:
      943
      Latest: Bizhub C450 xfactor printing, Dec 12, 2017 at 4:29 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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    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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      40
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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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      43
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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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      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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      5
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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:
      83
      Latest: CISS with HP 3635 color issue Labroy, May 2, 2017
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    6. Inkjet Paper

      Photographic, fine art, and specialty coated and uncoated inkjet media
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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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      2,521
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      4,198
      Latest: Ryobi 3304H Risu, Dec 10, 2017 at 1:40 AM
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    2. Indigo Presses for Sale

      HP Indigo presses, parts, and supplies for sale
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      254
      Messages:
      485
      Latest: HP Indigo 5000 for sale terrymcv, Dec 14, 2017 at 9:52 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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    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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      315
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    5. Color Laser Printers & Copiers for sale

      Color copiers and production color laser printers for sale.
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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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      358
      Messages:
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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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      637
      Messages:
      1,585
      Latest: web2print...looking for good system? flexi w2p, Dec 9, 2017 at 8:18 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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    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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      Latest: Anti-offset Powder aqazi81, Mar 13, 2015
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