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Color IQC or Color Quality v6

PrintPlanet.com - 2 hours 24 min ago
Hello,

I am trying to find online the difference between these two softwares but I can't get anything clear so far. The main difference seems to be that color quality is also use in the ink room? But not necessarily it seems.
A rep from X-Rite offered me color quality v6 to check the spot colours from a press (flexo) sample (as well as working in a "job based" environment ... But I heard other people in my industry is using Color IQC for that purpose.
Any thoughts?
Thanks
Marcelo
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I need to outsource.

PrintPlanet.com - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 8:35pm
I have a small operation in Seattle-Tacoma metro area in Washington, State. I am looking for someone to outsource all my finishing options to, primarily business cards. Embossing, foil stamping, spot uv and thermography. The work would only be small runs 50 to 1000 cards per order.

I have found a few local places that will do embossing and foil stamping but I'm having trouble finding shops that can do spot uv and thermography (a dying art I'm told).

The work needs to be done in the USA. Let me know if your interested and I'll get you my contact info.
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Digital printing and varnishing

PrintPlanet.com - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 7:56pm
Is varnishing recommended after digitally printing business cards? Am I hurting the quality of my product by not varnishing?
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MIS/Workflow for Indigo, Screen CTP, Fiery, and Prisma

PrintPlanet.com - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 7:27pm
I'm looking for a workflow solution that will push to a Indigo, a Xerox color press with a fiery DFE, an Oce black ink with a Prisma DFE, and to a Screen CTP for a half sheet press and a duplicator. It would need to be a JDF workflow to push stock and job specs to all 3 digital presses and imposition to a cutter.

It also needs to be able to do multi page programing for book jobs with tabs and multiple stocks that will be ran on the Xerox or Oce. And it should interact seemlessly with an estimating/ticketing/accounting software.

Any thoughts? Or any solution for bridging all of these workflows (offset, digital, multi page digital)?

This problem is only 90% clear in my head so if I didn't provide enough information let me know.
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7 Things I Learned From Attending the World's Largest 3D Printing Conference - Nasdaq

Print Industry News - Google News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 11:26am

Nasdaq

7 Things I Learned From Attending the World's Largest 3D Printing Conference
Nasdaq
Wohlers noted that the metal 3D printing industry, in terms of units, grew by 54.7% annually in 2014, and in total, 543 metal 3D printers were shipped throughout the year. This growth suggests that metal 3D printing is becoming more widely accepted as ...
3D Printing: The Inside StoryCantech Letter

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7 Things I Learned From Attending the World's Largest 3D Printing Conference - Motley Fool

Print Industry News - Google News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 10:33am

Motley Fool

7 Things I Learned From Attending the World's Largest 3D Printing Conference
Motley Fool
Wohlers noted that the metal 3D printing industry, in terms of units, grew by 54.7% annually in 2014, and in total, 543 metal 3D printers were shipped throughout the year. This growth suggests that metal 3D printing is becoming more widely accepted as ...
3D Printing: The Inside StoryCantech Letter

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wohlenberg cut-tec 92

PrintPlanet.com - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 7:27am
Somebody knows the service password for a wohlenberg 92 cutter?
Networkfolder needs to be activated. Is a 2012 model.
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Plate safe fount solution Lithoman 76 page web press

PrintPlanet.com - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 7:54pm
The existing fount solution when it drips or runs on to the plate cylinder after a press stop or web break the solution drys down (the water content evaporates to leave the concentrate fount solution) this the attacks the image on the plate.
It does it on most CtP thermal plates the premium priced kodak sword last a lttle longer before attack occurs -but it is still an issue and the drying time and the plate damage increases significantly in the summer months.
> We do not want to bake the plates , but ideally want to find out what founts are being used with which plates on other Lithoman presses around the world.

Would like to use other non premium priced plates to remain competitive

We have tried some of the plate safe founts recommended by our suppliers but they then cause other issues like emulsification and the water level needed is not stable during the run /tinting.

Any input from fount specialist would also be welcome - reply here or email me direct on pauljrudman@btinternet.com

Thanks in advance:D
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Certus CtP Thermal plate reduces ink and water usage and cost on press

PrintPlanet.com - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 7:38pm
Yes its true and proven in many sites against Fuji,Kodak and Agfa CtP thermal plates.
The saving of ink and water cost in the pressroom even out weigh the saving made from switching to no chem or develop on press (DOP) ctp plates -this saving is easily justified in medium to large volume plate sites - the small users never really used the plate chemistry bath to exhaustion anyway so for the small sites 1-1000 plates a month the chem free DOP plate technology may still be best....But for high volume plate users or high run length printers the Certus solution could save you thousands of dollars.

Go see the video on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb0egEyn2Hs or search "Certus ink water saving ctp plate " in google.

Up to 15% ink savings seen and proven by doing simple trial against the existing ctp plate being used.
The plates are batch to batch consistent and equal and often exceed the quality you get from Fuji Kodak or Agfa products. During the comparison both plates print copies to the required ink density level -ink and water do mix -so reducing the water helps the printer achieve optimum lithographic conditions ...and reduces lint , risk of water web breaks , set off , increases drying speed for work and turn jobs to be completed or time between print and ready for finishing .... feel free to contact me if you have any questions
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Bonterra Energy Corp Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts

topix - Commercial Printing News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 5:46pm

Bonterra Energy Corp has received a consensus recommendation of "Hold" from the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the company, AnalystRatingsNetwork reports . Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company.

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sample ppf file

PrintPlanet.com - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 3:23pm
Can someone share a sample ppf file with a step and repeat job that has a bleed?
It is mainly the cutting data that attracts my intrest.
The sample ppf files from the cip4 website do not include a bleed.
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MDC's Assembly Media-Agency Group Invests in Ad Tech Firm Samba TV

topix - Commercial Printing News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 1:26pm

Register to become a member today. You'll get the essential information you need to do your job better, including MDC media agency network Assembly has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in ad tech and measurement company Samba TV, said Assembly CEO Martin Cass.

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PDF/VT Suddenly not Working in CW...

PrintPlanet.com - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:25pm
All of a sudden we can't print out our PDF/VT files from Command Workstation.

Here is our process:

1. Create VD postcards in Acrobat XI using FusionPro.
2. Drop them into Command Workstation and use it to impose them 8 up on a 13x19 sheet.
3. Print them to our Xerox Versant 2100.

We have done that without problems, until a few days ago. Now when we try to do it we get the 8 up postcards cropped to 8.5x11 on our 13x19 sheets. If we export to a PDF instead, then it works fine.

Any thoughts on what might cause this? I don't know if it is a printer problem, a RIP problem, or a software problem with Acrobat or FusionPRO.
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Google shows what it thinks of Apple

PrintPlanet.com - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 10:50am
I don't know how long this will remain in Google Maps so here are some screen captures...
Look for the town of Rawalpindi in Pakistan and zoom into the area just south at Morgah...









Somebody's gonna get a big hurt.
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ESKO Imagemaker B1 CTF

PrintPlanet.com - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 10:25am
Hi evrey one
pls am looking for help for CTF Image maker B1 from Esko
am facing problem that the exposing started after 55cm from the beginning off film
usually the first exposing exposed ok after that the exposing started after 55cm
BR
Adnan Azzam
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Prepare for Mother’s Day with Custom Labels for Candles, Cosmetics and Beauty Products

Lightning Labels Blog - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 10:14am
Are Your Product Labels Ready for Mother’s Day?

Mother’s Day is less than a month away, so if you sell candles, cosmetics and beauty items, now is the time to kick off the process of decking out your product labels ahead of the big day.

More often than not, moms are the glue holding households together. They ferry their kids to school, play dates and sports games, hold down the fort at home and, as if this weren’t a full-time job in its own right, many even have their own careers on top of all that. There’s no doubt about it – moms are busy people. So, when Mother’s Day rolls around this May 10, the best gift families can give their matriarchs is relaxation.

Optimizing Your Custom Labels

If relaxation is the name of your marketing game for the second Sunday in May, be sure to integrate soothing colors into your custom labels. You can’t go wrong with pastel shades, especially soothing blues, tranquil greens, glowing pinks and sumptuous purples.

Did you know that purple is a traditionally regal color? Around this time of year, shoppers are looking for items to make their moms feel like queens, so a little purple can go a long way. For a splash of decadence, try using gold trim or silver highlights – but don’t go overboard, or else you may cross the line from tasteful and elegant to gaudy and over the top.

Bath Product and Candle Labels Should Hold Up Under Pressure – Just Like Mom

Keeping candles and bath products near the sink or the tub sounds great in terms of easy access, but as any mom knows, sometimes accidents can happen. A splash of water, an unplanned dunk, contact with bath oils or the extreme heat generated by hot wax shouldn’t ruin bath product or candle labels. That being said, if the wrong material is used, your carefully designed labels may very well get ruined. Don’t take the risk – make sure your labels are water- and heat-resistant by ordering them from Lightning Labels.

In addition to ensuring safety, Lightning Labels also offers high-quality, professional-looking custom stickers and labels than can stand up to major national brands’ packaging at a fraction of the cost. Catch consumers’ attention in the weeks leading up to Mother’s Day without breaking the bank!

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galileo vs -- 0048 0049 errors on boot

PrintPlanet.com - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 10:13am
Hello, all
do anybody remember what the encoder revealing with error message:
"...X4 encoder test error..."
Errors are 0048 and 0049.
While booting, after picker's initializing, carriage moved some small distance and stopped with message.
I was thinking that was follower encoder, but now I have some doubts.......
I would greatly appreciate any help........................
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Image maker B1 ESKO

PrintPlanet.com - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 8:46am
Hi gays
pls am looking for help for CTF Image maker B1 from Esko
am facing problem that the exposing started after 55cm from the beginning off film
usually the first exposing exposed ok after that the exposing started
after 55cm
BR
Adnan Azzam
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Living PSO! and PrintProcessControl

PrintPlanet.com - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 6:14am
Do you know anything about this company and their magic PrintProcessControl software? I did't find any info "in english".
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How to make Imposed item same all the way around?

PrintPlanet.com - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 1:11am
Ok guys, I'm going to try and explain this the best I can. First off, I'm pretty new to the whole graphic design and digital print world, so sorry if this is a question that is pretty amateur or easy.

Im designing a flyer right now that is a half letter size (4.25x11). Just like any printer, in order to maximize profit, I would like to run these on 11x17 sheets and cut them down. My problem is that 2 of the flyers from each sheet will have white borders on 3 sides and 2 will have top and bottom borders. The client is fine with the white border, so I am wondering how I can make it so that each flyer will have equal white around each one. Am I just going to have to play around with the size of the flyer, is this a bleed or gutter design, or can I do this when imposing (using impose wizard). Or am I going to have to full bleed trim every flyer so there is no white?

Thanks for the help in advance guys.
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