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  1. Alith7

    Problems with wet trap and LED UV

    Morning all! Ready for another round of "what's wrong with the press that's they claim is prepress's fault"?? If you want to skip ahead to the question, jump down, I flagged it. I have been running into some issues with wet trap causing color problems. Basically, I've narrowed it down to with...
  2. Alith7

    Disappearing dot gains?

    I'm hoping some of you brilliant people might be able to help me. About a month ago, our dot gains on our sheetfed press disappeared. I mean gone. I have been compensating with a manual curve adjustment of +15% (!!!!!) at the 50 and tapered down on ALL 4 colors. I don't need any lecture on...
  3. Alith7

    i1profiler to create G7 Epson ICC profile

    I've been chasing this problem in circles and I'm getting no where. I'm hoping someone on here has the experience to help me out. I had to replace my old Epson for printing color match proofs for the pressmen with a new Epson SureColor P7000. This also required a major change in my color...
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    anyone have a KM Accurio C6085?

    I will admit that I'm not a big KM fan, but my boss wants to look at a really good pandemic price on a C6085 and I wanted to see if anyone has / had one and what your thoughts on it are? Looking for honest opinions. Pros / Cons. etc. How is color stability? Registration? Etc. Thank you!
  5. Alith7

    Looking for Die Cut Operator

    Graphic Edge Printing is a well established commercial printer in business for over 25 Years and is looking for an experienced die cutter. Running Heidelberg Cylinders and Kluges. Experience preferred but willing to train the right candidate. Based in Southeast Wisconsin, 45 minutes north of...
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    LED UV input

    We are looking at converting our Ryobi 5-color 755XL Packaging edition to LED UV with a coater. we are looking at either the GEW system or the AMS system. Looking for input from anyone actually running either system (or experience with both). One of our biggest concerns is that with the...
  7. Alith7

    Need some help from someone who speaks French....

    I need to add a little blip to a current carton I do for a long-time customer. I used Google Translate to come up with this, but I wanted to have someone who speaks French look it over to make sure its not a really bad translation or something. English: Actual product colors may vary from...
  8. Alith7

    Adobe, Pantone and their &%(#& LaB values!

    This is just a rant, I have to vent somewhere where at least someone might read it who understands my pain. I just spent the last 30 mins trying to find the Legacy Pantone swatch libraries for Illustrator because the new Pantone+ converts for &*$(%#Q&! PMS 937.... a tint of fluorescent yellow...
  9. Alith7

    Suprasetter A75 needs to burn 775mm plates??

    So I have a fun problem this week. The short: Anyone have any success getting a Suprasetter A75 to feed and run plates larger than 760mm wide on slowscan? The full explanation: We just installed a new-to-us Heidelberg Suprasetter A75. Somehow, both the owner and the sales guy missed that it's...
  10. Alith7

    Printsmith pricing

    has anyone recently installed Printsmith? My boss heard from his brother that they put in Printsmith for job management and estimating for a low price that I don't think is even possible. I don't want to switch, I like the software we use now, and I don't want to have to deal with the sales...
  11. Alith7

    Spot Color Mess!

    I have a question for you guys. Why would a spot color not be able to hold open a 50% screen? We have tried at 175 lpi and 200 lpi. Both plug up complete (looks like 100% with a waffle pattern). Plates are fine, I even tweaked the file to open it up to a 40% screen and they still can't keep...
  12. Alith7

    Ancient Apogee Printdrive LE and a failing comp - desperately need for installers!

    I have this ancient HP server that is dying on me. It runs the ridiculous light version of Apogee Printdrive so that it works like a TIF catcher for my Acento S CTP. It also uses a Xitron SCSI interface card to communicate with the CTP. Now the comp is dying, and I need to replace it before...
  13. Alith7

    Life of your Epson proofer??

    I'm sure most of you are running Epsons for your proofs in prepress, if not, you can still weigh in. Here's my questions: What Epson(s) are you running? How long have you had it (them)? What are your thoughts on age/end of life for certain models? My reason for asking? We bought our 7600 in...
  14. Alith7

    Colorpath Verified users, I need help please

    We recently acquired an i1 isis scanner for profiling, and I am trying to get it set-up. I have everything working on Sync, but I can't seem to find the target and reference files for Verified for the IT8 and P2P25X charts. Does anyone have these that they could share with me for the isis...
  15. Alith7

    What frontend system to drive Fujifilm Acuity Flatbed Printer?

    We are in the process of purchasing a used Fujifilm Acuity. The seller is not including the RIP in the sale, so I need to find something for the front end. Fuji is recommending ColorGate, we have Onyx 11, but it is in a different shop driving our Epson UV, but we might be able to juggle things...
  16. Alith7

    Command Workstation Glitch

    since I'm not getting any help from EFI...I'll try here... we have the new CWS 5.5 installed on all 3 of our macs to drive or Xerox 700i, but on one of them we have a weird issue. When we open a job that it is in the Print Que to edit, and go into the color manager (basic or expert doesn't...
  17. Alith7

    Need feedback from other printshops...

    In May, we are having a brand new Ryobi 700 press installed. And my boss comes to me and informs me that he would like to start running 300 lpi as our standard for coated text and cover. We currently run 200 lpi as our standard, a bit higher than industry standard, but we like the quality...
  18. Alith7

    My head hurts...

    I just have to vent a bit... I have a very VERY picky customer that sends me some of the most complicated and particular printing projects I have to process, but they pay for it gladly. They have a whole line of marketing that is flood super black with spot gloss/dull varnish contrast to make a...
  19. Alith7

    looking for something old-school...

    after being a packaging shop for over 10 years, we have FINALLY got our own sample cutter! YAY!! I've been trying for YEARs to get one, so I'm super happy. however, I need a piece of cabinetry to help in my room. Going back to 4-up and 8-up neg stripping days, I'm looking for a "neg" or...
  20. Alith7

    Question about processing Spot colors through the RIP...

    ok, leading with this... Please don't laugh...too hard...at my stupidity, and yes, we will call it that, cause my dense head was completely MORONIC on this one! We recently figured out that we have been literally screwing ourselves on spot color jobs and never even realized it!! Quick...

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