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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      580
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      3,732
      Latest: Plasma display Adityades, Jun 22, 2017 at 6:52 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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      1,369
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      8,810
      Latest: 2004 cd 74 roller cooling CHOCK, Jun 24, 2017 at 12:40 PM
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    3. Komori Printing Presses

      Komori Printing Press Forum - Komori Lithrone, Spica, Sprint
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      3,615
      Latest: PQC acting up CHOCK, Jun 25, 2017 at 8:22 PM
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    4. Ryobi Printing Presses

      Ryobi Printing Press Forum
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      302
      Messages:
      1,625
      Latest: Ryobi3304ha Dampner taking ink hfxprint, Jun 22, 2017 at 2:05 PM
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    5. KBA Printing Presses

      KBA Printing Press Forum - KBA Genius, Performa, Rapida
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      363
      Latest: KBA 74 Karat Advice Marko Zdjelarevic, Jun 26, 2017 at 5:04 AM
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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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      32
      Messages:
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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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      773
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      4,113
      Latest: win 522 / 2008 year joan, Jun 19, 2017
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    9. Ink

      Offset printing inks
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    10. Offset Papers & Stocks

      Coated and uncoated papers for offset printing.
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      Messages:
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    11. UV

      Discussion of UV Offset Printing Issues, Equipment, Tips & Tricks
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      75
      Messages:
      272
      Latest: Gloss UV problem Hman1956, May 2, 2017
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    12. Web-Presses

      Web-fed Offset Presses
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      73
      Messages:
      261
      Latest: Timson T48A doubling problem mean172, Jun 8, 2017
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    13. Platemaking

      Conventional and digital CTP platemaking
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      Messages:
      520
      Latest: Anthem 650 Replacement Brushes AW1991, Jun 19, 2017
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    14. DI Presses

      Direct Imaging Offset Printing Presses
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      802
      Messages:
      4,639
      Latest: QM DI Roller Question Paul Cavanaugh, Jun 15, 2017
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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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      556
      Latest: Bid high voltage hp5000 jazzygwd, Jun 25, 2017 at 3:23 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 Digital Presses

      Xerox toner-based color laser digital press
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      Messages:
      4,995
      Latest: where did all the IGens go? kreuzi, Jun 22, 2017 at 1:42 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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      259
      Messages:
      1,145
      Latest: Xerox 1000 Problems DIRK1966, Jun 16, 2017
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    3. Canon imagePRESS Digital Presses

      Canon imagePRESS natural gloss digital press
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      156
      Messages:
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    4. Kodak NexPress Digital Presses

      Production digital dry-toner 14x20 color presses
      Discussions:
      46
      Messages:
      146
      Latest: Nexpress Sheet Size vaughng, Nov 14, 2016
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    5. Océ Digital Presses

      Océ VarioPrint, ColorStream, and VarioStream digital presses
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      Messages:
      69
      Latest: VS7400 and PDF's Sean Lake, May 19, 2017
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    6. Xeikon Digital Presses

      Web fed electro-photographic dry toner based imaging presses.
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      34
      Messages:
      88
      Latest: Xeikon wire cleaning! Patrick Felgner, May 13, 2017
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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:
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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:
      2,259
      Latest: Problem margins Xerox 7530 + Fiery matissen, Jun 22, 2017 at 4:28 AM
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    3. Konica Minolta Color Laser Printers & Color Copie

      Discussion specific to Konica Minolta bizhub and co-branded multifunction color laser printers
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      288
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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:
      58
      Latest: Xante Impressia Advice Kringle, May 23, 2017
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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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      Messages:
      349
      Latest: Driver For Ricoh MPC6000 gawf4fun, May 31, 2017
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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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      Messages:
      392
      Latest: Printer for solid colors? LOUSPARK, Jun 13, 2017
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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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      47
      Messages:
      97
      Latest: Bootmgr error InterfaceP, Jan 30, 2017
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    2. Other RIPs

      Splash, CREO, OEM, software, and other RIPs
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      40
      Messages:
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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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      43
      Messages:
      145
      Latest: xerox wc 7425 Robbanai, Jun 30, 2016
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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
      Discussions:
      358
      Messages:
      1,026
      Latest: Xerox 6130 died, Need new printer for Tyvek Jade, Jun 26, 2017 at 12:41 AM
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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:
      238
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    4. Dye Sub Printers

      Photographic Dye Sublimation and gloss thermal printers
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      5
      Messages:
      14
      Latest: Are dye sub printers dead? Niallphoto, May 3, 2014
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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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      45
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      121
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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
      Messages:
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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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      2,450
      Messages:
      4,093
      Latest: Heidelberg QM DI 46-4 PRO SPOT Limark, Jun 24, 2017 at 3:02 PM
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    2. Indigo Presses for Sale

      HP Indigo presses, parts, and supplies for sale
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      220
      Messages:
      382
      Latest: Looking to buy a HP 7600 Heios, Jun 12, 2017
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    3. Finishing Equipment for sale

      Trimmers, cutters, folders, scoring machines, mailing equipment, and coating equipment wanted and for sale.
      Discussions:
      609
      Messages:
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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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      304
      Messages:
      502
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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:
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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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      199
      Messages:
      287
      Latest: epson,roland mutoh print head brianhu, Mar 17, 2017
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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:
      441
      Latest: Rebuilt Ink Keys ballykea, Apr 21, 2017
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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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      Messages:
      283
      Latest: Pantone process blue C to CMYK LarryB, Jun 22, 2017 at 7:46 PM
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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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      37
      Messages:
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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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      Messages:
      88
      Latest: Anti-offset Powder aqazi81, Mar 13, 2015
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