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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      1,648
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      10,685
      Latest: Heidelberg Operations Manuals CHOCK, Aug 22, 2019 at 9:03 AM
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    3. Komori Printing Presses

      Komori Printing Press Forum - Komori Lithrone, Spica, Sprint
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      Latest: GL540C VIMC2 Card david define, Jul 29, 2019
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    4. Ryobi Printing Presses

      Ryobi Printing Press Forum
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    5. KBA Printing Presses

      KBA Printing Press Forum - KBA Genius, Performa, Rapida
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      411
      Latest: KBA 104 display error Lock 1F CHOCK, Aug 6, 2019
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    6. Man Roland Printing Presses

      MAN Roland Printing Press Forum
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      Latest: Emergency Stop key actuated; RTR does not react drukman, Aug 21, 2019 at 1:42 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:
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      Latest: Mixing PMS 2165 JImmyg5166, Aug 7, 2019
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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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      314
      Latest: LE UV blankets georgbob, Jul 24, 2019
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    12. Web-Presses

      Web-fed Offset Presses
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    13. Platemaking

      Conventional and digital CTP platemaking
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      Messages:
      627
      Latest: toning issues from processless plates ABerg3860, Aug 20, 2019 at 8:40 AM
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    14. DI Presses

      Direct Imaging Offset Printing Presses
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      Latest: DI Drying problems augustov, Aug 23, 2019 at 7:21 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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      Latest: HP indigo pdc board with bracket ca454-07011 Good_part, Aug 21, 2019 at 5:22 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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      Latest: Fuser not detacking peels, Aug 15, 2019
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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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      Latest: Phaser 7400 prints everything black SMITHY, Aug 23, 2019 at 6:42 AM
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    3. Canon imagePRESS Digital Presses

      Canon imagePRESS natural gloss digital press
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      671
      Latest: Need opinion on Canon ImagePress Biggs, Jan 23, 2019
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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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      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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      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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      Latest: MGI DP60 PRO : marks Risu, Mar 7, 2019
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    8. Other Digital Presses

      Other Production Digital Presses
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      Messages:
      374
      Latest: Heidelberg Linoprint C751 seanryder, Aug 2, 2019
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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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      315
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      Latest: Purchasing Konica Minolta Bizhub C658 or C558 jwheeler, Aug 23, 2019 at 3:26 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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      Latest: Blue Color Matching on Xante HannahB, Feb 27, 2019
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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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      Messages:
      435
      Latest: Accurio Press c3080 Only1Guppy, Mar 20, 2019
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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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      110
      Latest: Fiery XF - Color Paper deltaE, May 13, 2019
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    2. Other RIPs

      Splash, CREO, OEM, software, and other RIPs
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      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
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      48
      Messages:
      190
      Latest: Need help with replacement Phaser chips northernthaiguy, Aug 21, 2019 at 4:31 PM
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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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      1,136
      Latest: Canon iPF8300 clicking noise KokaArt, Aug 22, 2019 at 12:14 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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      272
      Latest: Epson Surecolor P600 - Printing on vellum George L Smyth, Aug 21, 2019 at 10:31 PM
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    4. Dye Sub Printers

      Photographic Dye Sublimation and gloss thermal printers
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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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      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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  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. Indigo Presses for Sale

      HP Indigo presses, parts, and supplies for sale
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      683
      Latest: HP Indigo Press 5500 terrymcv, Aug 21, 2019 at 8:41 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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      359
      Messages:
      627
      Latest: Prinergy 6 system for sale remoteaccess17, Aug 22, 2019 at 11:58 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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    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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      591
      Latest: Pitney Bowes DI950 Fastpac Inserting System. terrymcv, Aug 20, 2019 at 11:47 AM
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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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      101
      Latest: Color vacuum overflow tank full! iJim, Aug 23, 2019 at 1:23 AM
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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: Rotary screen printing Giangngo, Apr 22, 2019
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