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Length issues :SP 300 to the VP 300 - 7 hours 36 min ago
I just upgraded my printer from SP 300 to the VP 300 a few weeks ago. I'm running into a problem as to where the width is perfect, but the length is coming up about 1/4" short on prints over 40" long....... I've changed the setting in VersaWorks to "Use Printer Settings" and on the printer menu itself ( calibration ), it's set to "0.00" ........ is there anything else I can try??
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How to find a professional forum for paper related question‘s - 8 hours 2 min ago

I am searching for a forum like this but regarding paper technology.
I have to build illustrative model of a sheet of paper in relation of 1:100. A 100g paper will get a 10 mm thickness. To do this I need more information’s about the fibers. For example length, diameter, amount of fibers in relation to the paper volume. Are fibers more like a pipe and if yes which wall sickness do fibers have.
The forum language does not matter. I just need a good forum.


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Small businesses face too many barriers to increasing energy efficiency

PNEAC Hot News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 8:36pm
Energy companies and the government need to roll out smart meters and provide support to struggling SMEs.
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Science and sustainability goals: what researchers want businesses to know

PNEAC Hot News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 8:34pm
If companies are to help reach key climate targets and keep the world a viable place to do business, executives need to take a broader view -- and pay attention to the latest science
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MDC Partners Cut to "Neutral" at Zacks

topix - Commercial Printing News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:33pm

They currently have a $23.90 target price on the stock. Zacks 's price target suggests a potential upside of 9.28% from the stock's previous close.

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Omet Offset Flexo - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:59pm
Hello to everyone .

Is there any place where i can get information about the templates , special marks to use with this machine .

If possible one pdf manual will be great .

All the Best
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3D Printing Embossing Plates with Polyjet Photopolymers - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:32pm
Hello All,

We have heard of some companies utilizing 3D printed Embossing plates for short runs, so we tried it out -

What are your thoughts on this? Has anyone had further experience with it. We are currently in the research phase.
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New Product Categories Rely on Informative Labels to Educate Potential Customers

Lightning Labels Blog - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:53pm
Custom Labels  Help Explain New Products to Customers

Whenever a new product comes to market, it is likely there will be some consumer confusion – custom labels can help brand manufacturers educate potential customers on what the product actually does. It is crucial that labels are informative, or else buyers may walk away without knowing how they can use particular products.

Innovation plays an important role in today’s business world, with some of the most successful companies across the globe being the ones that continually come out with products that change customers’ lives. According to research from McKinsey, more than 70% of senior executives say that innovation will be one of their top drivers of growth over the next three to five years, which illustrates how important this factor is to many companies.

The problem with innovation is that it is not always apparent to customers. There was a time where people did not understand why they would want a personal computer in their homes, now most people own at least one (on top of miniature personal computers such as tablets, phones and other smart devices). Product manufacturers play an important role in explaining why new items are so beneficial to shoppers, as that will drive subsequent sales.

There are numerous ways product manufacturers can inform customers of the values of their new, innovative products. Infomercials, advertisements, live demonstrations, YouTube videos – these are all effective means of engaging prospective buyers. However, at the end of the day, when people walk into the store and have not heard of a particular product, there is one last bastion brands can use to bolster awareness: product labels.

Spreading the Word with Product Labels

Although many companies often regard product labels as promotional components, that does not mean they cannot also serve as educational pieces. Although manufacturers may not have a whole lot of room to talk about their goods, a simple description on the product label itself can go a long way in giving customers a quick overview.

The description itself should serve as a way to promote the good and give customers a general idea of what purpose products serve. Descriptions are promotional in nature and look to put the product in the best light possible.

Instructions are often where companies will deliver information to customers. Step-by-step instructions should be written for something with no base knowledge of how to use a product correctly to ensure no one is overlooked. Brands do not want prospective customers to misuse their goods, as that may hinder opportunities for repeat sales.

New Products are Key to Driving Business Growth

Companies rely on new products to reinvigorate interest in a brand or to establish companies as leaders in specific industries. As they go about developing these new products, it is crucial companies incorporate informative labels to ensure customers do not purchase items without knowing how to use the goods effectively.

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3D Printing Industry to Reach $8.4B in Value - PCBDesign007

Print Industry News - Google News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:51am

3D Printing Industry to Reach $8.4B in Value
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Harlequin 5.1 and Error E715 - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:10am

Since yesterday our RIP (PowerMac 7600, MacOS 9.1, ECRM Harlequin-RIP 5.1) doesnt do his things.
We feed the RIP through a Spool-Folder with EPS-Files. The RIP beginns his work, but after a few second he aborts (Offending command).

The debug-log says:

<01:55:10> Starting Job: 1.
<01:55:10> Donnerstag, 28. August 2014 01:55:10 %P
<01:55:10> 8-bit SCSI Interface Installed
<01:55:10> Command: TestUnitReady
<01:55:10> Response: GOOD
<01:55:11> Command: ReserveUnit
<01:55:11> Response: GOOD
<01:55:11> Command: Inquiry
<01:55:11> Response: GOOD
<01:55:11> Command: ModeSense (Page Code: 0x23)
<01:55:11> Response: GOOD
<01:55:11> Command: ModeSelect (Page Code: 22h)
<01:55:12> Response: GOOD
<01:55:12> Command: ModeSelect (Page Code: 24h)
<01:55:12> Response: GOOD
<01:55:12> Command: ModeSelect (Page Code: 21h)
<01:55:12> E715 Parameter value invalid. (SK: 5 ASC: 26 ASCQ: 2)
<01:55:13> Command: ReleaseUnit
<01:55:13> Response: GOOD
<01:55:13> Job aborted.
<01:55:13> Donnerstag, 28. August 2014 01:55:13 %P

Does anybody knows what "E715 Parameter value invalid." means? Thank you for all hints!

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Epson LabelWorks LW-600P named finalist in CTIA Hot for the Holidays Awards

Label and Narrow Web Breaking News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:00am
The LabelsWorks LW-600P is the first app-enabled label printer on the market.
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NewPage introduces high gloss label paper

Label and Narrow Web Breaking News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:00am
The new cast-coated label paper is an alternative for pressure sensitive applications.
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Nilpeter USA strengthens sales team

Label and Narrow Web Breaking News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:00am
The Denmark-based company makes move to strengthen North American brand representation.

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3D Printing Startup Launched by HP Specialist - Inside3DP

Print Industry News - Google News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:43am

3D Printing Startup Launched by HP Specialist
Besides the fact that it does offer a wider spectrum of services than your run-of-the-mill 3D printing house, Becoming3D is also unique for the experience of its founder, Grant Sadowski: the founder and CEO is a veteran of the 2D printing industry and ...

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Canon Australia cooks for charity

Labels and Labeling - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:00am
Staff at Canon Australia cooked more than 600 meals for people in need at its recent mid- year sales conference.
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Smag and Spartanics agree partnership

Labels and Labeling - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:00am
Smag and Spartanics have entered into a partnership that will merge their core technologies to develop a 'best-in-class' digital converting system for the label market.
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Nilpeter USA strengthens sales team

Labels and Labeling - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:00am
Press manufacturer Nilpeter has strengthened its sales team in North America as part of a move to enhance its brand, and provide a ‘more direct and focused approach’ for converters in the region.
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MPS introduces EF flexo press in North and Latin America

Labels and Labeling - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:00am
MPS is introducing its flagship EF flexo printing press, which features a choice of either plate rolls or print sleeves, to North and Latin American printers.
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IIJ to present as part of inkjet showcase

Labels and Labeling - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:00am
Industrial Inkjet Ltd (IIJ) is to present a Tech Talk at the Information Management Institute (IMI) Ink Jet 2014 Technology Showcase event in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 3-5, where founder John Corrall will discuss new applications and markets.
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FTA opens next Excellence in Flexography Awards

Labels and Labeling - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:00am
The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) has opened the 2015 Excellence in Flexography Awards and made a call for entries.
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