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eccentric bars on a Goss community

PrintPlanet.com - 24 min 20 sec ago
i have replace a few of these and the bushing anyone know of a easy way to get the gear side ones out with out climbing in the unit and taking a cold chisle to them ? i made tools to put both in easily witch i would gladly share pics of if anyone is interested
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The latest ISO 12647-2 specification

PrintPlanet.com - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 10:02pm
Is this information correct?
The 2013 version of ISO 12647-2 has for coated stock on sheetfed offset, the TVI (tone value increase) of 16% max with CMY and K at the same curve? I.e. the same TVI for all 4 colors?
Is ISO 12647-2 still showing the resulting TVI curves resulting from linear film rather than a common tone reproduction curve target?
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Dear Santa

PrintPlanet.com - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 9:05pm
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5 trends to watch for in 3D printing in 2015 - VentureBeat

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VentureBeat

5 trends to watch for in 3D printing in 2015
VentureBeat
It's been a fast-paced year for 3D printing, with more capital, more companies, and more big ideas than ever. Behind the scenes, we've witnessed no fewer than 50 new ventures raising money in the 3D printing sector. That doesn't include more than 40 ...

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CTP developer

PrintPlanet.com - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 2:04pm
Hello,
I want to buy CTP plate developer machine which is working online,
which one would you prefer?
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CTP developer

PrintPlanet.com - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 1:57pm
Hi, could you help me, please.
What is chemical consistence of CTP plate developer or chemical formula?
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Are you looking for Canvas Printing Services for your exhibition?

PrintPlanet.com - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 1:21am
Honeycomb is one of the most preferred partners for many renowned photography enthusiasts for Archival Printing Solutions. Our experience and capabilities in the print media help bring the artist's vision to life more efficiently. Honeycomb uses Epson 9900, a 11 color printer, which produces a wide gamut of colors in reproduction. The Medias we use for Archival Prints are Hahnemuhle Canvas, Epson Enhanced Matte, Premium Lusture and Textured Fine Art.

Contact us for more information about canvas printing Services
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Quad/Graphics to close Tennessee printing plant in March due to...

topix - Commercial Printing News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 6:08pm

Quad/Graphics to close Tennessee printing plant in March due to Gannett's closing of USA Weekend [From the web] Company officials announced Wednesday that the Dickson Quad/Graphics plant will close permanently on March 12, impacting about 115 employees. The plant shuttering was caused by Gannett's decision to cease publishing USA Weekend and the reduced circulation of Parade magazine, according to company spokesperson Claire Ho.

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CMYK and Spot Color Conversions

PrintPlanet.com - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 5:23pm
Perhaps this is easier than I'm thinking and my brain is just Friday afternoon fried...

Background
I have a client who for a a few years ago started utilizing Pantone 7460 Blue in place of Process Cyan for artwork that was CMYK. This was because the brand utilizes two other spot colors and they wanted a "Standard" 6 color ink set that all vendors could use. Then, a year or two later came along a new green color for "EXTRA STRENGTH". This generated 7 colors but was OK so we went chugging along for another two years without issue as we have the capacity to print more than 6 colors. I'm guessing other vendors lost the related work, double-passed or bought new equipment.

Today
The client has new buyers who want to go back to 6 color but do not want to give up the gamut. Their internal design team got a brilliant idea to just use standard CMYK and the two standard brand spot colors. The green converts perfectly to CMYK however ALL of the elements previously produced utilizing Pantone 7460 Blue in place of Cyan are now very very different. This is where creative thinking comes in...
For raster elements I figure I can create a unique some Photoshop curves and generate a unique curve set that will increase the Cyan and other colors to simulate the color shift the Pantone 7460 Blue previously caused. With Cyan this is pretty straight forward. However, with Yellow, Magenta and Black this value was previously zero and my brain is jello. Any suggestions here?
For vector illustrations I can pre-rasterize and do the method mentioned above.
For solid vector elements and type I can just assign the spot color and convert to CMYK.

Any ideas on how to tackle this beyond what I came up with?

PS
I have the full Esko DeskPack suite (including color tools) at my disposal.
Conversion to a "standard" 6 color process is not currently in the cards.
I do not have profilemaker, equinox or similar.
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Exciting!

PrintPlanet.com - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 3:15pm
Xerox is here today de-installing the 8002 (coming off of lease).

Versant 2100/full-width array/ with new EFI Fiery EX-P "Hyper-RIP" scheduled for install on Monday morning.

Will probably take them most of the day to get it installed, software loaded, etc.

Training Mon Afternoon & Tuesday.

Will update you as to my review after we get it in and seated.

-Best

MailGuru
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Six Emerging Trends At CES 2015 - Your Handy Guide From PSFK + MDC

topix - Commercial Printing News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:03pm

From what's in the palm of our hand to life inside our home, how we drive, work and play, today's cutting-edge technologies are shaping how we will experience tomorrow. PSFK and MDC Partners have teamed up to take you to the front lines of innovation at January's Consumer Electronics Show with this best-of guide, available for download here .

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iGen 4 - TYPE THINNING ISSUE ADVICE

PrintPlanet.com - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:47pm
Anyone have any advice - we are having occasional issues with some type faces thinning so badly that they almost look broken up. It occurs mostly in the curved portion of the type. We have gone through every possible setting on the press, from adding stroke thickness, to changing trap, to turning edge enhancement on and off, basically we have run sheets with every possible combination of user settings, and can not seem to affect any change. We are starting to consider that there may be something inherent in the file that is creating the issue, whether that be the software that it was created in, or some erroneous user setting when the .pdf was created. We have been running this iGen 4 for about a year, and normally very pleased with the result, but this type issue has been a thorn in our side the entire time. Any advice appreciated.
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Should I charge more than $29 for this sidewalk sign?

PrintPlanet.com - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:17pm
I'm getting ready to launch a new website
Ten Dollar Sidewalk Signs| 100's of designs to choose from

It's going to sell blank a-frame hardware for $10. I am also going to start carrying a line of pre made designs and was thinking about making them $29. My goal is to get a lot of volume so I can keep my (already paid for equipment) moving at night and generate a 2nd revenue stream.


How much would you pay for a sign like
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C75 pricing

PrintPlanet.com - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:01am
I was wondering if anyone here has outright bought a C75? We're looking at that option and just wondering if we are getting a good deal? They're offering a bustled fiery, oversized trays, and pro finisher. Just wanting to see what others got price wise and click wise? Even if you haven't bought one but leased, please give your opinion on what a good price would be. Also, if you don't want to post it feel free to PM me. Thanks!
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Interest in Cuba travel jumps as industry awaits fine print - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Print Industry News - Google News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:29am

Tulsa World

Interest in Cuba travel jumps as industry awaits fine print
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Not immediately, say travel industry experts - though tour groups that operate legally in the country report spikes in interest following President Barack Obama's announcement Wednesday that the U.S. government will make it easier for Americans to ...
After Obama announcement, US travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourismTulsa World
US travel industry has been quietly looking to expand into Cuba; plans could ...Vancouver Sun

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Personalized Water Bottle Labels will Make Your Next Event a Hit

Lightning Labels Blog - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:57am
Custom Stickers Bolster Brand Awareness at Conferences

Custom stickers are effective tools for promoting brand awareness at events. With the end of the 2014 approaching and the beginning of 2015 just a few weeks away, it is time for many brands to begin looking at upcoming trade shows and other events. These conferences are the perfect places for professionals to interact with relevant prospects, spread the word about upcoming products and services, and establish their employers as thought leaders within particular industries by hosting pertinent discussions.

Trade​ shows are in fact highly effective venues at which personnel can encourage interest in products and services. In fact, one 2013 study conducted by StrongView found that 21 percent of business leaders planned to increase investments in trade show marketing as a means of generating leads and making important business connections. Conferences can provide unique opportunities for workers to engage prospects, and unlike other forms of marketing – such as digital channels that can be easily mixed and matched – trade​ shows are hard to replace.

Custom Water Bottles: Brands’ Secret Weapons

While there are several steps companies can take to promote themselves at these events, one of the most underrated strategies is the use of custom water bottle labels. People at these events will be talking and interacting with each other. They will also be doing a lot of walking, whether it is booth to booth or from the hotel to the conference hall. This means they will likely be thirsty, which is where brands will be waiting with their custom water bottles.

Brands can purchase water bottles and then attach their logos and contact information to these bottles via labels. Even if the person drinking the water has no interest in the product or services being offered by the company, he or she essentially turns into a walking advertisement for the firm, allowing the brand to get the word out about what it can offer customers.

Moreover, these water bottles may even give brands some extra bang for their buck. What if the person carries the bottle back to the hotel? Or to a restaurant? Perhaps he or she is attending a party afterward? This means companies are getting free advertisement even outside of conferences, which only helps extend brand exposure further.

Personalized Labels Make Prospects Feel Special

If companies really want to go the extra mile, they could even use personalized labels on water bottles. Each bottle could have the name of a guest at a panel, or they could be placed at dinner tables by each guest’s seat to help them find his or her spot. Personalization helps make a conference feel that much more memorable.

Regardless of how brands use water bottle labels, it is important they consider waterproof labels. Whether these bottles are stored in ice buckets or in cold refrigerators, brands would not want their messaging ruined by water damage or wrinkled labels. Using waterproof paper liners and adhesives will help companies avoid any mishaps.

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Imposition Software Costs

PrintPlanet.com - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:15am
Where can I find a cost comparison for Kodak Preps, Metrix, Dynastrip and Impostrip.
We are a medium size offset printer, that does publications, books, annual reports and invitation packages. Our main binding styles are saddle-stitch, perfect bound, and flat work. We presently use Preps 5.3.3.
Our front-end is Eskos’ Automated Engine, which will be installed next month (01/2015). I know there are various options with these software packages, but the main thing we need is .jdf compatibility.

PS: I have been trying for 2 weeks to contact Kodak for pricing of Preps through emails and phone calls with no replies. I think we are done with them, and personally I think they are traveling the same path as Quark, WHICH IS BYE-BYE!
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Are you ready for 2015?

PrintPlanet.com - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 6:59am
Hi Guys....

only few days are left and 2015 will be here. Share your resolutions and plans for the coming year.

Here is something i think all print businesses should go through.

How to Start 2015 with a Bang! - Web to Print



Cheers :)
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Heidelberg roller oscillation.

PrintPlanet.com - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 5:54am
After about the 12th time of this occurring in the last 18 months, I thought I would ask around to see if anyone else has had the same problem or is it just me!!
Running a CD102 7 colour 1998 model, and the oscillation on all units keeps failing, the bolt that attaches the arm from the cam to the oscillator shears and oscillation stops, to fit a new bolt is a real pain and time consuming
I have had various theories as to why this keeps happening, from incorrect roller settings, which is not the case, to using UV inks, which I don't understand, and a possible design fault, all I know is that in 25 years of operating speedmasters this has never happened, except on this one press???
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5 Interesting developments for 3D printing in 2015 - Inside3DP

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Inside3DP

5 Interesting developments for 3D printing in 2015
Inside3DP
Like the heady days of early PCs in the 80's and 90's, one thing that will help grow 3D printing are patents that have come to the end of their legal life. Patents relating to SLS deserve a closer look. It's the very same technology that allows for ...

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