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Can you override overprint element set in PDF to trap correctly - 3 hours 14 min ago
I had a Black + 1 PMS job. The black frame was set to overprint. Our Harlequin Rip Would not trap it correctly.

I had to open the file in Illustrator and uncheck the overprint attribute.

Is there any preflight software that can detect and fix ?
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Northern & Shell Invests In Programmatic; IBM Integrates Twitter Data

topix - Commercial Printing News - 3 hours 42 min ago

Publisher Northern & Shell is investing heavily in programmatic, digital channels and its CRM systems, The Drum reported . "Everyone's completely behind digital and programmatic within the business.

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3D Printing Stocks: Why Expertise Could Become More Important Than Products - Motley Fool

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3D Printing Stocks: Why Expertise Could Become More Important Than Products
Motley Fool
The 3D printing industry is expected to grow by more than 31% per year, compounded, between 2013 and 2020, which will likely invite new competition hoping to capitalize on the industry's tremendous potential. As often is the case with increased ...

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RR Donnelley & Sons Co (RRD) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.26

topix - Commercial Printing News - 7 hours 41 min ago

RR Donnelley & Sons Co declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 29th, AnalystRatings.NET reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 14th will be given a dividend of 0.26 per share on Monday, December 1st.

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Pitstop Actions wont unlock - 8 hours 18 min ago
Hello all,

I currently have about 150 or so actions I created and I password protect all of them so I can't change them without first duplicating the action and than renaming and changing it to a new configuration. I really don't like the idea of changing an action and not being asked to save and rename the newly configured action. I've changed many intricate actions only to mess up my original action because I did't have the option to re-save the new file. Anyway I digress.
My problem seems to be that all of my password protected actions are now not opening with my password. I'm guessing it's some sort of file corruption. Every time I add a new action I save the actions so I can go back (I'll only loose the newly created actions) for this reason but is this a common issue? Has anyone else had this issue? This is the second time this has happened to me.
Thanks for any in-site in advance.


I'm running OS X 10.8.5 with Acrobat 11.0.0 and Enfocus Pitstop 12 update 1. I don't have the ability to do any updates, being in a corporate environment updates are pushed out sporadically after being thoroughly tested. I'm still not sure who's doing the testing but that's another issue that i have to deal with.
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Canon 7010vp Printing Method - 8 hours 58 min ago

I'm working on a Canon 7010vp with CWS 5,
I was wondering whats the right way to print, is it dragging the file in or sending it in, because I see a difference in the color?

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Sales Heatset Web Commercial Printing & Newspaper at Nova Pressroom Products, LLC in - 9 hours 31 min ago
The Regional Manager markets the full portfolio of press room chemistry to primarily Heatset web printers in the US. The RM is responsible to find new customers, build and maintain relationships with existing customer base and focus on long-term customer development. Recognizing customers needs, identify new opportunities and translating these into solutions are the keys to the success of this role. Position offer guaranty and expenses. Looking for a sales leader with tangible experience currently calling on web printers.

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Autodesk puts up $100M fund for 3D printing companies - Gigaom

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Autodesk puts up $100M fund for 3D printing companies
Autodesk surprised the industry back in May with the announcement of the 3D printer–its first venture into hardware. It has remained firm on the point that the printer is meant to be a tool to demonstrate Spark, the 3D printing software it will also ...
Autodesk Announces $100 Million Fund Available to 3D Printing Innovators
Autodesk to invest $100 million in 3D printing ecosystemSan Francisco Business Times (blog)
Autodesk commits $100 million for investment in 3D printing companiesARNnet
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Roland SP-540V - 10 hours 2 min ago
After being out of the print industry (pre-press & digital printing) for a couple of years I'm now venturing back, though this time in the wide format arena.

I've gotten myself a Roland SP-540V and would like to know any feedback out there on this machine, the good and the bad
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Oki C9800 GA Printer Toners and Drums - 10 hours 30 min ago

Anybody have a good source for compatible toners and drum units that they have used with good success on Oki printers? I'm new to this brand of printer.

- Thanks
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PDI Honored with PIA Premier Print Award for Print Excellence with KODAK ... - What They Think

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PDI Honored with PIA Premier Print Award for Print Excellence with KODAK ...
What They Think
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - PDI Inc., the largest independent sheet-fed printing company in Quebec, was one of several Kodak customers celebrated during the Printing Industries of America (PIA) Premier Print Award event this year at Graph Expo. PDI was ...

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MDC Partners Delivers 'Industry Leading' 8.2% Q3 Organic Growth

topix - Commercial Printing News - 11 hours 31 min ago

MDC Partners reported Q3 organic growth increased 8.3%, an "industry leading" amount surpassing Omnicom's 6.5% organic growth, IPG's 6.3%, and Publicis Groupe's 1%. Consolidated revenue for the third quarter of 2014 was $326.9 million, an increase of 13.2% compared to $288.7 million in the 3Q of 2013.

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MDC Partners Inc (MDCA) Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.19

topix - Commercial Printing News - 15 hours 16 min ago

MDC Partners declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 29th, Analyst Ratings reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 10th will be given a dividend of 0.19 per share on Monday, November 24th.

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Passive RFID market experiences significant growth

Label and Narrow Web Breaking News - 17 hours 51 min ago
Retailer adoption of UHF RFID for shelf-level stock replenishment has accounted for most of the growth.
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UPM Raflatac debuts new products at Pack Expo International 2014

Label and Narrow Web Breaking News - 17 hours 51 min ago
The new Vanish line features a range of ultra-thin, clear PET films that are designed for companies in the beverage, food package and personal care industries.
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UPM Raflatac achieves FSC, PEFC certifications in China

Label and Narrow Web Breaking News - 17 hours 51 min ago
The CoC certification means that label converters and brand owners can trust that the UPM Raflatac label materials carrying the FSC or PEFC logo contain wood fiber verified as coming from sustainable and legally managed forests.
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Target Labels and Packaging adds HP Indigo 20000

Label and Narrow Web Breaking News - 17 hours 51 min ago
The press will help the Salt Lake City converter deliver faster turnaround times, versioning with variable data and cost-effective short runs.
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Versant 2100 Complaints... - 18 hours 29 min ago
You can go just about anywhere and hear people praising the machine, but I wanted to list a couple of complaints. We have been using the machine for about two weeks, and it has been a little rocky, but not as bad as I had feared. My top two complaints so far are:

1. The maximum image alignment adjustments are + or - 1mm. Why??? We have had service out twice to tweak the settings in order to get it close enough that the auto alignment feature was able to square up the image on the sheet. The fact that the service tech is able to make larger adjustments means that they should allow the machine to automatically make larger ones. How about go crazy and do + or - 3mm!!!

2. The random system faults. Every couple days, our machine will have a hard fault, sometimes while idle, sometimes in the middle of a job, and the only way to fix it is to power down the machine, and then unplug everything for a few seconds, before powering it all back up. Simply restarting just greets us with another fault after boot up. And in order to power it down, you have to wait about 15 minutes for the machine to cool down. There are warnings not to interfere with the long cool down procedure, and it gets very unhappy if you ignore them, as one of the techs did during a visit.

While there are some other small quirks, those are by far the most frustrating problems we have encountered.
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Xeikon pushes digital at Labelexpo India

Labels and Labeling - 18 hours 51 min ago
Xeikon displayed its 3030 digital press in roll2roll configuration at Labelexpo India as it looked to build on its existing four installations at label converters in India.
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Esko launches Suite 14 into Indian market

Labels and Labeling - 18 hours 51 min ago
Esko and DuPont shared a stand to display a complete digital flexo workflow centering on HD flexo and Suite 14, which was launched in India. The hardware systems included a CDI Spark 2530 flexo plate imager with inline UV, Full HD Flexo and FAST 1001 TD thermal plate processor.
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