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    Duplo 618 newbie

    With every job on our Duplo there is some fine adjustment no matter how accurately we measure the lead trim and side trim. First step we work on is shrinkage, there's a shrinkage factor that changes with many different variables such as toner coverage, uncoated/coated stock, etc. This is what...
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    Duplo DC-616 v DC-646

    We have all our jobs stored within our Duplo 616. After selecting the correct template and running one sheet, make minor adjustment and run the full order (500 cards 25 sheets 21up) I would estimate 3-4 minutes till the job is complete. Total for 500 BC from first button press to in a box I...
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    Duplo 618 blade replacement

    We went down this exact same issue with our Duplo....after much research we just bit the bullet and bought a new blade, was around $2k CAD. It sucks but man we must have put over a million sheets through that thing before we replaced. That machine pays for itself over and over......
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    Clear Toner for Ricoh 7100SX

    $400 seems pretty reasonable. We run an Iridesse and the specialty toners are similarly priced. We have a tool built into Fiery that will estimate the cost of each toner based on coverage and quantity. We've never had a client complain about the price. Are you using clear toner as a...
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    Xerox 550 vs Versant 180....Post installation regret.

    I run an Iridesse and an old 2100 and I can't imagine ever expecting perfect borders on scaled to fit prints. That's just insane, why is there a phobia of using a guillotine and larger sheets? We can cut 500 sheets of 100# text in about 2 minutes, 4 cuts, perfect borders. I don't get it.
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    Duplo finishing machines

    In my opinion the value of the Duplo we have (616) isn't in comparing how fast you can cut them compared to a guillotine. The key is that I can do something else on the guillotine while the Duplo cuts. 616 is great, we've had it for around 3 years and no regrets.
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    Fiery Color Question

    That looks like an issue with how your RIP is reading the RGB information. Have you tried a different RGB source within the Color input tab?
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    Sleeking Queries

    yeah we tried that right out of the gate and it was a no-go. Sleeking onto anything less than super smooth will have deletions. We only offer direct foil (no lamination) on coated stocks.
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    Sleeking Queries

    Only thing I would mention about overprinting onto foil is that the toner is pretty fragile. It has a tendency to scratch off if handled too hard. We've also had good results with Foil/CMYK Overprint/Laminate - it gives a really cool kind of brushed aluminium look to the foiled areas.
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    Sleeking Queries

    Query 1 - Yep, you can do it. I run foil direct to a C2S Cover and then print CMYK over the foil often on both our 1000i and Versant 2100. Query 2- I haven't had luck foiling over any CMYK prints for the exact same reason, the foil sticks to the security pattern. We have a clear foil which we...
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    Toner Foiling Problem on Soft Touch Laminate - How to get rid of foil spots

    We have the Matrix as well as a Versant 2100 so similar setup. Whenever we get excess foil dots we adjust the pressure on the roller. Small adjustments can make a big difference.
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    Plastic stock suggestion?

    We use Mohawk Synthetic Performance Polyester in both 8mil and 14mil. The 14mil is good for menus and business cards but as BobRym said, the toner will definitely scratch off if not treated with either a UV coat or a laminate. We run it through our Xerox 800 and Versant 2100 with no issues.
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    Command Workstation: Using a separate file for a common side

    I would love to know if there's an easy way to do this too. Easiest for me right now is manual duplex.
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    Toner adhesion problems

    Really interesting topic, as we run the Mohawk Everyday in 120# Cover as our main uncoated sheet. We're using a Versant 2100 so pretty much the same scenario as you. I had never heard of a "tape test" so interested I just did one on a full coverage area and you're absolutely right, toner came...
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    Xerox Consumables

    How many machines were you running to need 11 Fuser Webs and 15 Waste Toner bottles?

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