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In the end of June, one of the leading 3D printer producers—XYZprinting—had announced its first education-focused 3D printer—the da Vinci miniMaker. The model is beginner-friendly and aims for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) education.
The company continues to provide efficient solutions for further integration of 3D printing into the educational environments (from grades K-12 and beyond). The printer allows to print 3D models during the real-life educational process. It will help to develop collaboration and problem-solving skills in the above mentioned subjects, spur creativity and creative learning.
The new device is based on the da Vinci 3D printer product line and features:
- Auto-calibration providing the highest quality output.
- Compact, but still appropriate size of 5.9″ x 5.9″ x 5.9″.
- Lightweight design.
- Eco-friendly and safe PLA filament, which is bio-degradable, non-toxic, DEHP- and heavy metal-free for user safety.
- Special solutions for many years of education.
- Access to the extraordinary XYZprinting Educational Ecosystem including XYZmaker, XYZprinting STEAM, and the XYZ 3D Gallery. It contains all the necessary information teachers and students need to create, design, and learn in the classroom or at home.
Oft times we get into debates and contrary opinions amongst each other and the heat can get turned up past where we all want to go.
With that said, I admonish that their contributions are priceless to the Print Planet forums.
I respect these men and their contributions. Keep going guys!
D Ink Man
I confess. It was me. I edited every PDF in Illustrator. When I hit a problem, I placed, flattened and outlined my way out of trouble. I wrote actions and scripts so I could do it when I was in another room or watching the telly.
What could possibly go wrong?
.... turns out ... quite a lot.
Are you using the built in Imposition software inside of Apogee or are you using Preps or another Imposiiton software?
We are being told by other vendors that nobody uses the built in Imposition sofware because it is no good. Now I know this is just posturing by vendors trying to steer us away from other vendors but I still wanted to see what users were doing.
If you are using it please let me know your thoughts.
If you are not please let me know what you are using and why.
I was wondering if anyone has any first hand experience with either of these machines? Looking for the good, the bad, or the ugly.
After trying a huge number in the " measured offest " input the starting point of printing became good and a complete file of 106 * 70 was successfully printed. However, the instability is still a problem in which three or four films are ruined in every 10 ones printed. There is not certain constant pattern for the mistaken films; for example, It was once recorded as follows: 2 films shifted "55" cms , three ones good, one shifted, four ones good, two ones shifted.
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I am trying to decide between two paper cutters and would like a knowledgeable opinion. For context—it will be for a small risograph print studio operating mostly to make short-run art prints and books, and likely never operating on a full-time commercial scale.
The machines in question are (photos included in attachments):
HL-4708 (specs here)
An older Challenge (not sure the model)
$350 + $100 shipping
Both are manual operated and cut up to ~18". I'm assuming the Challenge is a better quality machine, but wondering if it's worth the extra cost and what kind of differences I will notice between the two. The studio is also quite small so I'm somewhat concerned about size.
Thank you! Your input is much appreciated Attached Images
We will be performing a software upgrade this Thursday on PrintPlanet.com
As a result, our site may be out of service during this time.
Here are the specifics:
Date: June 18, 2015
Time: CDT 10:00 — 14:30
Please accept our apologies for any inconveniences this may cause.
(NON-oscillating) Rilsan rollers - for a Mitsubishi D3000LX -
part # KGB 3806
$500 each - plus freight
Please Call or Email with questions or for more information.
Located in North Springfield, VT
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Clicking on "more information" in the Adobe Updater brought me to a web site where I had the choice of going to a US (optimized) website or a "Canadian" (unoptimized) website - which was French only.
So, either Adobe isn't aware that Canada has two official languages (English and French) and that the majority of Canadians speak English not French or it believes that English speaking Canadians are actually US citizens.
Backing up to try and go to the US website to get the update information results in the Adobe Updater app crashing. So I had to reboot my MAC.
But in the end it seems to be working even if I couldn't find out what the update was for LOL.
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There are two Macs on the same server. One is mine, one is my co-worker's. We'll call him Frank.
We both open the same PDF using Acrobat.
Now, there are 2 fonts in question here: Univers and Birds of Paradise.
When I open the PDF and look at it, everything looks right. When Frank looks at it on his Mac, the Birds of Paradise converts to some ungodly font that clearly, Acrobat has decided to replace.
My Mac has Birds of Paradise downloaded and installed, but does not have Univers, yet Univers shows up normal in the PDF.
Frank's Mac has neither font, yet only the Birds text shows up weird.
Anyone know what's going on here?
When installing CC 2015 apps, you CAN keep older versions already installed (except for Acrobat). After clicking 'Update' next to the desired app, a second window appears. Choose 'Advanced Options' at the bottom and uncheck 'Remove Old Versions'. If you don't see this option, you may need to update the Creative Cloud Desktop app first.
Thought this might be of interest.
Thanks in advance
How much maintainence needs to be done on these machines? And are parts still available for them? Thanks guys any any input you have on it please say.
For example text with a 80/60% tint appear to come across as a gradient on the trail edge.
Below are links to a few pics and as you can see the dots start to taper off on the right hand side.
It even seems to be happening on 100% Magenta https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...2010.56.51.jpg
We've been told this is caused by speed these machines run at and 1000 users have had this for a while (apparently not this bad though).
We however upgraded from an 800 where we never notices this and would never sign up for a new piece of equipment which is a downgrade in quality.
Any who, we're pushing to get our machine downgraded to an 800i as that seems to be the best solution.
Anyone else noticed this problem on either a 1000 or 1000i?
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All replies are appreciated from the know ledged ones. Thank you all in advance.