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    Case binding.

    We have a customer who needs runs of about 600 laminated-wrap PUR hardbound edition comic books half a dozen times a year. Trim size: 6.62" x 10.25" upright, 48 or 64 pages of 70# gloss book (100gsm). The books sell for a high price, so packaging and handling have to be impeccable. No mashed...
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    Lamination and aqueous coating

    Is there a laminating person who can clear this up for me? I have been told by several binders and laminating shops that hot lamination over aqueous coating is not going to give a dependably good lamination job. Rather, they say it is better to not use aqueous coating at all. We prefer to use...
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    Holographic cover stock needed

    We have a customer who publishes comic books and has shown us a 12pt C2S stock that has a hologram on one side (laminated or foiled) and is coated on the other. We know that the stock can run through a BizHub, We would love to get into this, even for short runs. The retail sources for similar...
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    Casebound PUR perfect binding

    We are looking for a bookbinder who does, among other PUR binding, casebound PUR perfect binding. (Need endpapers, no headbands, but nice.) Failing that, we'd consider getting into it ourselves. We are a trade print shop and have a customer "who has a customer" who needs about 500 casebound...
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    For sale: New Fuji LH-PJ plates, size 616 x 726 x 0.3

    These are new Fuji LH-PJ plates, size 616 x 726 x 0.3. Expiration date: January 2021. $400 per package of 30 plates each. (Pretty deep discount.) Plus shipping (≈ 35# per package from 85713 Arizona). Good plates, our problem with them is that someone ordered them without thinking what size...
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    ESS E-500 service

    I am looking for manuals, parts lists, diagrams, (anything!) for Electro Sprayer Systems' E-500 unit that is found on circa-year-2000 Komori presses. Electro Sprayer Systems was sold 15 years ago to Harris & Bruno, who sold it to another company that went out of business. If you can help me...
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    Stahl Handwheel clutch assembly

    We had to disassemble part of our unit #1 of a Stahl T-36 buckle plate folding maschine. We are looking for drawings of any kind for the clutch assembly for the handwheel. The assembly looks somewhat different from what we'd expect and we don't want to mess it up when we put things back...
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    Letterpress numbering machines

    We do a fair amount of numbering work on our Heidelberg windmill. We'd like to do more, but our sources for reliable numbering machines seem to have dried up during the Anti-mechanical Revolution. We have used some of the machines advertised as "new" on ebay and other places, and they don't...
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    New look of Print Planet forums with little logos or whatever to the side...

    I don't like it. Far too distracting. I'm "A.D.whatever" or "O.C.whatever" to start with and this is just plain cruel to my poor brain.
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    Müller Martini 1890.0199 Punching Device (DSS) instructions needed, etc.

    We have this unit for one of our booklet stitchers and would really like to get it operating. The unit punches booklets during the bookletmaking process, to deliver saddlestitched booklets that can be inserted into ring binders. Does anyone have operation and setup instructions for it? (We DO...
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    Fanapart adhesive cost

    Does anyone know why carbonless fanapart adhesive is so doggoned expensive? We are presently paying more than $200 a gallon for this stuff. As I remember: decades ago the stuff was about $40 a gallon in quart containers, which was high, but not like this. We presently buy Appvion brand, which...
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    Polar Powermax PM Junior 28 paper cutter - schematic needed

    We are trying to find a schematic for a little ol' 28" cutter we've been using for years. (Yeah, we've got a Polar 36 and 45 and a lot more... but this is perfect for some jobs that need a bit of babying.) We need to find an electrical schematic for this little one. We've got a parts manual...
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    Waste removal from die cut pieces

    Die cutting from steel rule dies is a pretty straightforward process to estimate in terms of presswork. It's pretty much figure how long to make ready, figure IPH, and run with it. Trim out is also pretty straightforward. Just figure cutting time. But waste stripping seems to trip up a lot of...
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    Ripple marks on heavier cover stock when converting pocket folders

    We have a Moll pocket-folder/gluer (Blue model) and get a ripple on one pocket when we fold stock heavier than 12 pt. (See my picture of a sheet of 14 pt.) The ripples average about 7/16" apart with about 1/8" variance and happen only on the outer edge of the pocket on the operator's side. It...

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