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    Anyone run short grain gloss paper through their 34 DI? I have a job and wondered if I should try it or will it give me feeding or registration problems? It will be 100,000 sheets of 100# gloss text so I need it to feed well if I'm not going to be here sleeping on a cot.

    banjoman

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    Re: Presstek 34DI Paper grain

    Running that much paper you will not be sleeping on a cot. That back breaking low level feeder will keep you busy bent over and loading paper for hours. LOL.
    Plus the hickey and reggy checks you will have to do. How many re plates will you have to do?
    Plus the heat build-up and toning issues. Keep us informed on your progress?
    OG

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      Re: Presstek 34DI Paper grain

      I just ran 2 back to back newsletters, 54,000 sheets each 2 sided with no problems. It was on uncoated 70# but I can handle the gloss paper OK. The press hasn't had any toning yet, I have put about 300,000 impressions on it so far. I ran the 54,000 run on 4 sets of plates, 2 sets per side. I realize that a bigger press with a high pile delivery would be best for big runs but I do more small runs by far. I knew there would be trade offs with a cut size press, so far it has been pretty good. I'm sure I'll find something to complain about sooner or later and you will see it here when I do. Why did I get into printing to begin with, I don't know what I was thinking, oh yeh, all that big money I make!

      banjoman

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        Re: Presstek 34DI Paper grain

        We found short grain worked ok as long as there were no solids or heavy ink coverage. If so then it would roll up in the delivery.

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          Re: Presstek 34DI Paper grain

          If running heavy coverage then the paper might roll up into the rollers and you might get jams with paper stuck to the blanket.

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            Re: Presstek 34DI Paper grain

            I ordered 12 x 18 Vector DI performance gloss 100# text. It has fed through flawlessly. I have printed about 170,000 impressions so far and I have to say the feeder has done a great job. I got a small rolling office chair and I just sit and roll up to the feeder and load sitting down, works great.

            banjoman

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