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    KM bizhub PRESS C70hc vs Canon imagePRESS C700.... Which to choose?

    Ok - Ive been down this road - not with those two machines but… Firstly - forget about print resolution - 2400 x 2400 dpi means nothing - the human eye can't even tell the difference between 1200 and 2400 - and very very often the manufacturer claims to print at 2400 x 2400 but all they are...
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    A New Look

    wow i didn't think of that - yea - hot pink will def mess up perception of colour - When I ask clients sometimes to step outside or stand by a window to look at artwork they look at me weird.
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    RasterLink Pro5 IP - Color Replacement issues... help :(

    I am unfamiliar with this Mimaki - we have an old Mimaki CJV30-130 - forgive me if it seems if I'm insulting your intelligence - but have you got white ink loaded? And the other question is are you printing a PDF with vector elements - as far as I know you can't change colours in a rasterized...
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    Prepress Tips for Designers

    And - here's my favorite - we do a lot of large format printing - and of course most design students and other business professionals have designed their stuff in photoshop - but because they want the highest quality print possible the save their 36inch wide poster as a 300dpi CMYK file - which...
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    Prepress Tips for Designers

    Ha Ha - just about every young designer fresh out of design school / college or even ones that have been working a few years design their stuff in Photoshop - I cannot fathom it but yip… i hardly ever use Photoshop - and I am a graphic designer - they almost start crying when, like you, I say...
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    3D Printing

    Ja - I agree with D Ink Man - they should have called it digital sculpting or some such thing - 3D Printing is a bit of a lazy name… So I guess we have to all call ourselves 2D-Printer - "Hello… Have you seen our new digital 2D production printer, it is going to revolutionize the 2D...
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    Xerox D700

    Ok - let me rather ask some better questions… We have a Xerox D252 - older but probably similar in many ways... How much lighter is the black - a solid cover of black using only black toner will result in a slightly "Light Black" - not a rich dark black - if it is very very light, there is...
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    Xerox D700

    Hi Ankedo… Does this happen on most things you print or perhaps only on thick board or gloss? Did this start happening all of a sudden? Someone might have changed the colour profile settings - so you think you are printing an RGB file but the printer is handling it as a CMYK using pure black...
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    Xerox D700

    Hi Ankedo… Does this happen on most things you print or perhaps only on thick board or gloss? Did this start happening all of a sudden? Someone might have changed the colour profile settings - so you think you are printing an RGB file but the printer is handling it as a CMYK using pure black...
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    Printing Inks and the Mechanisms of Printing – New Technology?

    Yes yes!! Sheldon!! Thats it!! This is the most fun I've had in a post in a while!!
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    Printing Inks and the Mechanisms of Printing – New Technology?

    Seriously? Just about everything from years gone by used to be a craft - belt making, metalwork, laying of railways etc - hell, even shaving in the morning was considered an art - thanks basically to the massive population and the consequential demands / needs, we now sit with this consumer...
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    Printing Inks and the Mechanisms of Printing – New Technology?

    How small is one individual particle of toner in a digital press? how come can't I call "Laser Printing" Nano-Printing? I dunno - Im really clueless when it comes to ink - these discussion has become fun to follow
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    Illustrator Question

    I wouldn't mind knowing the same thing - I have tried using my Xerox DC250 to simulate dots and angles but it really doesn't work nice
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    Bond paper 80 gsm with eco-solvent inks ?

    It depends on what you want to print - printing cheap 'n nasty posters with basic text and basic spot colours works fairly well - stay away from gradient fills and photos or textured backgrounds etc - the reason being : much of the ink is absorbed by the paper, so it "bleeds" into the fibers...
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    Presentation Folders on digital

    We do batches of ten for $40 (excluding design) - we will assemble - double sided tape etc - printed inside and outside. We trim the flaps with no round corners -just a sharp slope - but we only trim after we have scored and put the double sided tape on. Printed inside, outside and on flap -...

Controlling the Purse Strings

Avanti
CONTROLLING THE
PURSE STRINGS

By Noel Ward, Editor@Large
What did you buy for your
business last week?
And how are you making sure everything you purchase is properly managed and accounted for?

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