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    Advice on B&W Low Cost laser for Carbonless Paper Printing

    Marking on digital printer can be the result of how the paper is loaded in the feeder, xerox typically feeds paper print side down so no marking… Ricoh and other printers feed print side up and as a result can get feed roll marks. Offset would be better, run 2up 11x17 @ 10000/hr on a 1col. or...
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    Early 80's Polar 92 EMC

    Thanks Buntpaper, she has been a good machine for the most part… right now just hoping to survive the next 5-10 years in this industry!
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    Early 80's Polar 92 EMC

    Issue solved, there is a sequence to follow to reinstate the memory marking function, see below…
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    Early 80's Polar 92 EMC

    Hi Buntpapier, I believe it is an EMC I… has a visible light barrier with light bulbs. See attached images of the machine, inside the memory module (this is where we replaced the battery, zip tied pack), the third picture is the face of the display showing where the memory module plugs in (to...
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    Early 80's Polar 92 EMC

    Have an issue with my cutter. Turned it on the other day and all the programs were erased and we were not able to mark any cuts to any of the programs. You can see all 99 programs but all cuts are empty. Opened up the program memory module (pulls out from the face of the display) and realized...
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    Laser Hours

    We are looking into a used CTP device and was wondering if there really is a way to determine the use a machine has? Looking at an Accento IIS. Dealer is telling me that the laser hours are zero or… well here are his words… “The RH parameters and Laser Running time showed zero hours running...
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    Apogee Tiapan v3.1 to ctp?

    Thanks for all your help… this has been a bit of a learning curve the last couple weeks.
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    Apogee Tiapan v3.1 to ctp?

    Thanks for correction… I did mean “not” dependent. I don't like the idea of running processless plates on press just doesn't seem right. Are they light sensitive until they are run up on press? Thinking the Azura/Saphire plate is better way to go. I have been told however that the processless...
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    Apogee Tiapan v3.1 to ctp?

    SteveAgfa… we are running about 300 plates a month so what happens is we may need to get 50-60 plates out and then maybe no plates for 2-3 days but may need to make 2 or 3 here and there. This is making me think chem-free as my understanding is it is dependent on processing. we are running 175...
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    Apogee Tiapan v3.1 to ctp?

    Thanks DonBlock… We found out yesterday through a dongle scan that our Apogee Taipan supports file out as a one or eight bit tiff. So now we are looking at Xitron Raster Blaster or Agfa Print Drive to shoot the tiff to ctp. So it sounds like we can keep our rip w/o upgrade. Does anyone have...
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    Apogee Tiapan v3.1 to ctp?

    Thanks SteveAgfa… I've been in touch with Agfa and waiting on their proposal. Sounds like it is doable… I just want to keep costs down as it seems more and more orders are going digital and keeping the presses running is not as easy as in the past. Would be nice to see equipment cost...
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    Apogee Tiapan v3.1 to ctp?

    If I get the Tiffit/dongle upgrade do I still require a “shooter” box to the ctp device? Will I be safe with any ctp device aslong as I have a one bit tiff? We have been happy ABS and would like to explore FM screening down the road. I also have concerns switching to some other screening as we...
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    Apogee Tiapan v3.1 to ctp?

    Hi Agfa-Vlad, Thank you for the information. Do you know what the cost would be to upgrade to ApogeeX? Are there any known issues running ApogeeX as a frontend and outputting to say a PlateRite 4300? My Heidelberg rep. is saying that I need to be concerned regarding troubleshooting saying that...
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    Apogee Tiapan v3.1 to ctp?

    I thought this would of been a good one? Does anyone have experience with using a Apogee Tiapan to image plates?
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    Apogee Tiapan v3.1 to ctp?

    Hello Everyone, New to this Forum, thanks for reading this! We are a small commercial printer currently running Agfa Apogee Tiapan v3.1 with inrip trapping to a SelectSet7000 and we want to upgrade to CTP. What we want to do is keep our existing front end which has been working fine and just...

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