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.
      Discussions:
      677
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      4,262
      Latest: SM74 4 (2001) Ink Zone Motor Problem narayan, Jul 3, 2020 at 11:19 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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      1,762
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      10,991
      Latest: sm74-2p problem CHOCK, Jul 2, 2020 at 9:48 AM
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    3. Komori Printing Presses

      Komori Printing Press Forum - Komori Lithrone, Spica, Sprint
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      654
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      4,025
      Latest: Technotrans, roller cooling, water pressure Nemanja, Jul 3, 2020 at 6:50 AM
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    4. Ryobi Printing Presses

      Ryobi Printing Press Forum
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      363
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      1,973
      Latest: Ryobi 524 wash up blades garyt59, Jun 16, 2020
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    5. KBA Printing Presses

      KBA Printing Press Forum - KBA Genius, Performa, Rapida
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      452
      Latest: Plate clamp repair sunil sharma, May 15, 2020
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    6. Man Roland Printing Presses

      MAN Roland Printing Press Forum
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      215
      Messages:
      1,159
      Latest: Hard disk problem - Roland 304 Hlynur, Jul 4, 2020 at 10:05 AM
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    7. Mitsubishi Printing Presses

      Mitsubishi Printing Press Forum
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      35
      Messages:
      115
      Latest: Coating unit Bounce hold_my_beer, May 7, 2020
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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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      808
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      4,370
      Latest: Sakurai Oliver 258EII Error Code CHOCK, Jul 2, 2020 at 9:53 AM
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    9. Ink

      Offset printing inks
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      Messages:
      374
      Latest: SX 74 ink vibrator Richard Munthali, Jun 18, 2020
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    10. Offset Papers & Stocks

      Coated and uncoated papers for offset printing.
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      Messages:
      300
      Latest: Most opaque thin paper? Rerrock, Jun 12, 2020
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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
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      84
      Messages:
      298
      Latest: plate weak-ronald web KOSALA, Jun 26, 2020
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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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      236
      Messages:
      860
      Latest: Hp Indigo Imaging oil Vee, Jun 30, 2020 at 4:22 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 Iridesse Digital Presses

      Xerox Iridesse digital production presses
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      4
      Messages:
      11
      Latest: Iridesse vs Indigo series 2 Jm6001, Jan 14, 2020
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    2. Xerox Digital Presses

      Xerox digital production presses such as the Color 800/1000 digital presses and Versant digital presses
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      287
      Messages:
      1,281
      Latest: Xerox 1000 Problems makutzi, Jun 3, 2020
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    3. Canon imagePRESS Digital Presses

      Canon imagePRESS natural gloss digital press
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      164
      Messages:
      682
      Latest: Any Canon C7000's for sale?? mludwig, Apr 22, 2020
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    4. Kodak NexPress Digital Presses

      Production digital dry-toner 14x20 color presses
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      40
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      114
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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:
      83
      Latest: Xeikon 3030 Plus - moving michal, Mar 23, 2020
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    7. MGI Digital Presses

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

      Other Production Digital Presses
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      Messages:
      410
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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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      329
      Messages:
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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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      21
      Messages:
      105
      Latest: Xante envelope feeder issues OkiTech, May 7, 2020
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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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      131
      Messages:
      470
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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:
      102
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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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      Messages:
      113
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    2. Other RIPs

      Splash, CREO, OEM, software, and other RIPs
      Discussions:
      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
      Discussions:
      49
      Messages:
      208
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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
      Discussions:
      423
      Messages:
      1,199
      Latest: HP designjet not printing color grmnsplx, Jun 29, 2020 at 12:35 PM
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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:
      284
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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:
      86
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    6. Inkjet Paper

      Photographic, fine art, and specialty coated and uncoated inkjet media
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      50
      Messages:
      130
      Latest: Tetenal papers adamariastills, Aug 24, 2019
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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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      72
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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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      10
      Messages:
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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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      2,840
      Messages:
      4,756
      Latest: HEIDELBERG SM74-6 SALE nicolas, Jul 3, 2020 at 2:36 PM
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    2. Indigo Presses for Sale

      HP Indigo presses, parts, and supplies for sale
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      379
      Messages:
      807
      Latest: HP Indigo Parts (5500/5600) For Sale digitalprintzou, Jun 28, 2020 at 11:53 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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      772
      Messages:
      1,147
      Latest: Laminator at discounted pricing ballykea, Jun 30, 2020 at 12:26 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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      383
      Messages:
      672
      Latest: 2017 Kodak Trendsetter 800 IV for sale jqgraphic, Jul 3, 2020 at 2:48 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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    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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      Messages:
      348
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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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      454
      Messages:
      608
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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.
      Discussions:
      681
      Messages:
      1,690
      Latest: Flexo Press Capability marg_lucas, Jun 7, 2020
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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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      54
      Messages:
      108
      Latest: UV offset printer looking job ARTENGO, Jun 7, 2020
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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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      Messages:
      218
      Latest: Out sourcing prepress?? remoteaccess17, Jun 23, 2020
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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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      45
      Latest: Sugeestion Unforgiven, Jun 17, 2020
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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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      Messages:
      89
      Latest: Cyan overhang DanRemaley, Mar 1, 2020
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