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Baumfolder 714 ultrafold Folding corners on half folds - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 4:38pm
Please help. Or Baumfolder 714 ultrafold has started folding the corner at one end of the fold line on half folds. Any ideas what can cause this? Thank you all.
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Don't look there - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 3:09pm
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Xerox mis-selling of software support / rip support - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 7:26am
So were in the process of swapping machines and have been with Xerox for 15 years. In conversation with sales we were complaining how high the cost or rip / software support was, we were paying £1250 per quarter for two DC5000 machines. He told us something we didnt know AND now have in writing that you can cancel the support after the mandatory first year as long as your willing to be responsible for the repair of your rip if it failed!!! thats three terms of four years totaling over £40,000! in payments we didnt have to pay. I did not use the software support or needed any rip repair or maintenance in this period so am making sure I cancel this time. I just wanted to make sure anyone else isnt paying this if they didnt need to, as far as I can see its the same as mis-selling PPI insurance.
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For Sales and Production People, Trading Places is Enlightening - Printing Impressions (press release)

Print Industry News - Google News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 5:35am

For Sales and Production People, Trading Places is Enlightening
Printing Impressions (press release)
“Honestly, I can't remember the last time I got a phone call prior to a reorder coming up where the rep asked to ensure that we were printing the right piece. Don't get me wrong, I like this guy. He is on time, professional and a pleasure to do ...

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Copy Job vs Printing Job Pricing... - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:07pm
When one of our business customers brings us a file, we charge them more money, to cover checking the file, setting up the digital press, and running their job, than we would a guy that walks in and says he wants 500 color copies from his file. One is trusting us to look over their file for problems, bring any typos to their attention, and alert them to poor composition, while the guy wanting the color copies, just wants you to print his file as is.

Of course when a new client comes in and wants a price, you sometimes don't know if they are the type that has been going to a copy center, and doesn't expect any hand holding, or if they are a client that will pay more for your personalized time and care.

With some clients your competing with Office Depot's copy center, and with others your competing with other printing firms and their professional CSRs, but you sometimes don't know which they are when they as for a quote.

So my question is do you charge a guy walking in off the street wanting copies, different from a purchaser for a large corporation?

If they initiate contact and want pricing, how do you determine which pricing to apply to them?
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Edge detected beyond the begining of the plate Lotem 400 - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:26pm
Hi. Working with Lotem 400 .

The first exposition of the plate is correct. In the second exposition this error appear:

"Edge detected beyond the begining of the plate". Some problems with laser appear too.

Reset the machine and again have success with the first one. The second can not be exposed

I cleaned almost everything I think.
Sensors, Strip, Drum, holes.

Please someone could give me some advice about this problem.

Thanks on advance.
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How is the ink fountain roller on a Heidelberg SM 52 press driven? - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 7:57pm
How is the ink fountain roller driven on the Heidelberg SM 52 press?

Is it with a motor or a ratchet?

Looking at one in a video, it seemed that it did not turn continuously.

Just curious.

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Zacks' Bull Of The Day: Multi-Color

topix - Commercial Printing News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 6:14pm

Follow me for a second here and I give you the background for my thinking on this one. It's not exactly the butterfly effect but you do have to connect the dots a little bit to get to this.

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Canon imageprograf ipf600 vs Canon ipf5000? - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 5:00pm

As somebody may know, I'm looking for an cheap wide format printer, and two candidates is found.:

1: Canon imageprograf ipf600 24" equal to approx 722$

2: Canon imageprograf ipf5000 17" equal to 122 $

Both with claimed defective print head, and both uses the same head, the pf-03

The ipf5000 have som empty ink cartridges, but is much cheaper and is just a few miles away from me. Is this printer still competitive when it comes to print quality?

The ipf imageprograf 600 is one owner, little used, can take wider print, but is steaper price wise.

I suppose the ipf is more modern and newer technology?

Any thoughts will be appreciated :)
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Taking A Look Back, and Ahead, at E-ink - What They Think (blog)

Print Industry News - Google News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 3:25pm

Taking A Look Back, and Ahead, at E-ink
What They Think (blog)
It's still one of the most agile, energy-efficient, and viewer-friendly display methods that imaging science has come up with, and potential applications for it spring up almost everywhere we are used to looking for information in print or decoration ...

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Dr. Joe on the Sales Funnel - What They Think (blog)

Print Industry News - Google News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 2:29pm

Dr. Joe on the Sales Funnel
What They Think (blog)
There's a lot to be said for the funnel idea because it describes the sales process, creating order out of many sales prospects and suspects matching their needs, interests, and motivations with your sales offerings. But it tends impose the structure ...

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Navigating Programmatic TV Terrain, Trading Desk Style

topix - Commercial Printing News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 1:56pm

Although programmatic TV executions are far from "real-time," agencies and some of the digital DSPs have made headway as suppliers open up greater access to inventory . MDC Partners' Varick Media Management is one of them.

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ab dick 9985 / 3302 delivery table constanly going down - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:21pm
i have a ab dick 9985 that my delivery table keeps going down when the press is running even with nothing blocking the sensor. had tech out and tested and adjusted sensor but no help. not sure if it makes any difference but this started after i had teh inverter blow out and replaced. the relay test good teh sensor works fine on another press. i am at a loss what else to try. i even pulled the main circuit board to see if i could see any burn marks froma short but looks clean. any suggestion would be appreciated.

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INDUSTRY ANALYSIS: The pros and cons of 3d printing - Manufacturing Global

Print Industry News - Google News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:58am

Manufacturing Global

INDUSTRY ANALYSIS: The pros and cons of 3d printing
Manufacturing Global
Additive manufacturing – the official term for 3D printing - has been used by the automotive and aerospace industries to build prototypes for some time now. But over the last few years, 3D print technologies have evolved more rapidly. Nike recently ...

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Keep Your Branding Process Nimble: A Hard Lesson From the E-cig Industry

Lightning Labels Blog - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:10am

For many organizations, branding and rebranding can be addressed in deliberate fashion over a period of months. But what happens when circumstances—such as unexpected passage of emergency legislation—force a very quick and unplanned turnaround?

Just such an event is now happening in the electronic cigarette (e-cig) industry, where young children across the country have ingested the liquid nicotine used in e-cigs. In addition to repeated calls for child-proof packaging from a growing number of states, the federal government also is weighing in on the dilemma.

The challenge doesn’t stop there. Many nicotine liquids are candy or fruit flavored and come in colorful packages that appeal to children. They also carry such names as Peppermint Patty, Bubble Gum and Caramel Surprise. So, along with childproofing, e-cig companies now face rebranding challenges to make the products less attractive to kids while continuing to draw adult buyer interest.

Right about now, you may be wondering how this could possibly apply to you. Well, in our lightning-fast-changing world, no one can know for sure if or when their brand may come under attack. For example, it’s highly unlikely that the makers of pet food saw the specter of tainted ingredients that wound up harming and killing many animals.

But, the time to face the potential need for rapidly changing branding, including labels and packaging, is long before anything occurs. Just as companies increasingly have reputation management crisis plans in place to address future negative reports and reviews, look at how a rapid rebranding process could unfold. Among the areas to address:

1. Fast-track team assembly/responsibilities. Determine what team members will oversee the effort. Establish pertinent task lists, deadlines, budget and how revisions and approvals will be fast-tracked.

2. Concept creation. Assign the appropriate team members to oversee the big picture of the rebranding effort. (It might even be useful to do some brainstorming sooner than later about what ideas could be in play for this effort, providing a jump start of sorts.)

3. Design and content development. Decide if/how to use in-house and/or contracted services to create what’s needed quickly. If time permits, consider holding a crowdsourcing competition to get outside ideas/input into the process—and perhaps get some positive social and mainstream media coverage at the same time.

4. Make sure that all printing and packaging systems can rapidly deploy. Digital label printing can provide the best option for quick turnaround (can be ready to ship in 1-2 days from receipt of approved artwork),offers cost-effective pricing in any quantity up to 10,000, and delivers quality comparable to or better than other forms of printing.

In today’s dynamic marketplace where social media-fueled comments and reports can spread literally like wildfire in a matter of minutes, it’s important to get and stay way ahead of the game—even if you think you’re immune from emergent problems. You never know for sure.

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Versant 2100 Registration... - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:40am
Our Versant 2100 seems to have registration issues. While they aren't terrible, the machine doesn't register nearly as well as our C75. We had service clean some sensors, and look over things, but it still seems to be causing us problems.

I am hoping other people with Versants can tell me if this is something unique to our machine, or if it is an issue with the model. Worst case the mis-register is almost a 16th of an inch. Our C75 registers so well that when we trim a lift it will split the hairline register mark all the way down the stack.
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Xerox is Now Charging Sales Tax for Clicks/Service Contract - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:09am
Here in Minnesota, we had repeal of sales tax on service contracts/click charges for digital presses and up until last month we were not charged sales tax. But, now Xerox has stated they reinterpreted the statute and that we should be charged sales tax. Has anyone else seen this change and is it correct?

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Customer stealing eProof files - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:05am
We do a lot of prep work, and supply a PDF eProof. On occasion, I will do all the work, submit an eProof, and the customer takes the job somewhere else. Is there a way to protect myself? I would hate to supply paper Proofs.
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Adhesive Coatings on Offset Press - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 9:38am
Has anyone heard of, or had experience printing adhesive coatings on an offset press? This would be for packaging purposes. Like a printed board (with and adhesive coating that is maybe heat sensitive) that has an item on it and wrapped with plastic. The plastic would stick to said coating.

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envelopes on Ricoh 7110 - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 7:42am
Hi guys, anyone running envelopes on a Ricoh 7110 / 7100?
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