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: Sm102-4 junker1984, Jun 22, 2021 at 12:50 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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      1,910
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      Latest: Numbering arm break mantman, Jun 21, 2021 at 1:52 PM
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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:
      385
      Messages:
      2,065
      Latest: Envelopefeeder Astro ziggy33, Jun 21, 2021 at 3:14 PM
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    5. KBA Printing Presses

      KBA Printing Press Forum - KBA Genius, Performa, Rapida
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      483
      Latest: KBA Please Wait... screen CHOCK, May 7, 2021
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    6. Man Roland Printing Presses

      MAN Roland Printing Press Forum
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      Messages:
      1,417
      Latest: New Apprentice: Man Roland 300 turbotom1052, Jun 19, 2021 at 9:31 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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    9. Ink

      Offset printing inks
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      Messages:
      396
      Latest: Ink profile and oscillating roller sornchai, Jun 16, 2021 at 9:08 AM
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    10. Offset Papers & Stocks

      Coated and uncoated papers for offset printing.
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      Latest: Does anyone use... Veilish david_s, Jan 27, 2021
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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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      Messages:
      357
      Latest: Goss m600 web catcher problem MRTYMM, Jun 1, 2021
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    13. Platemaking

      Conventional and digital CTP platemaking
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      Latest: Cron UV CTP ziggy33, Jun 21, 2021 at 10:44 AM
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    14. DI Presses

      Direct Imaging Offset Printing Presses
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      Latest: Ryobi 3404 DI NEWBIE augustov, Jun 15, 2021
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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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      251
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      955
      Latest: Printing on Pre Foiled Sheets rolermanto, Jun 20, 2021 at 3:14 AM
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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 Iridesse Digital Presses

      Xerox Iridesse digital production presses
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      4
      Messages:
      14
      Latest: New section added XDigital, Sep 9, 2020
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    3. Xerox Digital Presses

      Xerox digital production presses such as the Color 800/1000 digital presses and Versant digital presses
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    4. Canon imagePRESS Digital Presses

      Canon imagePRESS natural gloss digital press
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      Messages:
      691
      Latest: imagepress 6010 Magenta stripes Meza Jonathan, Jun 16, 2021 at 12:43 PM
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    5. Kodak NexPress Digital Presses

      Production digital dry-toner 14x20 color presses
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    6. Océ Digital Presses

      Océ VarioPrint, ColorStream, and VarioStream digital presses
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    7. 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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    8. MGI Digital Presses

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

      Other Production Digital Presses
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      Messages:
      430
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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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      331
      Messages:
      1,113
      Latest: Konica Minolta 3070 jogger laser007, Apr 3, 2021
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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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      118
      Latest: Xante Impressia Advice Kamie, Mar 23, 2021
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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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      401
      Latest: Ricoh c2700 versafire Beguin, Feb 8, 2021
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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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      Latest: OKI C9655 rattling noice ChrisBelgium, Jan 12, 2021
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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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    2. Other RIPs

      Splash, CREO, OEM, software, and other RIPs
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      45
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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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      51
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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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      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
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      1,225
      Latest: Canvas stretcher Jedo, Apr 25, 2021
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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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  9. Digital Duplicator Forum

    Ink based digital duplicators
    1. Digital Duplicators

      Low-cost per print digital duplicators
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      24
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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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  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. Indigo Presses for Sale

      HP Indigo presses, parts, and supplies for sale
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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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      Messages:
      1,208
      Latest: M121 control board ziggy33, Apr 27, 2021
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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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    5. Color Laser Printers & Copiers for sale

      Color copiers and production color laser printers for sale.
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      Messages:
      827
      Latest: HP PAGEWIDE P77740Z for sale hsalvan, Apr 21, 2021
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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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      252
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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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      472
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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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      111
      Latest: Machine not ready Ahmed abo salah, Jan 12, 2021
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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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      Messages:
      199
      Latest: GCR Comparison DanRemaley, Nov 14, 2020
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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.
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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: Cyan overhang DanRemaley, Mar 1, 2020
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