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    What Flexo Estimating Software do you use?

    We have Monarch to do our estimates however it doesn't really work for Flexo estimating. What do you guys use to estimate Flexo jobs?
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    Protective Packing for UPS shipping

    When shipping a large sign say 3'x6' or similar size, how do you pack it to protect it from damaging in the sometimes violent shipping process?
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    Remote Proof and the bindery

    We rely heavily on remote proofing here. However there are jobs that bindery is not sure how to fold or finish for sure. If we make hard proofs then some of the purpose of remote proofing is gone. Work also flies thru here at an extremely fast pace. What do any of your companies do that embrace...
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    Plate Recommendations for printing sheetfed UV inks

    We have started perfecting using our 8 color Mitsi diamond 3000 press. We are currently using Fuji LHPJ plates however, they are not holding up well. We are blinding way too soon. What plates are good at running UV on this kind of press? I know there's not a lot to choose from when you run UV...
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    New to calibrating for UV inks

    On an offset press is there a lot to calibrating for UV inks? I know it's quite a different animal than traditional inks on paper. But is there a lot of difference when you run say 2 different types of plastics? Just looking for some idea to make sure jobs can be put on the press and we can hit...
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    Digital Cutters

    Where can I go to learn about digital cutters to cut shapes etc. from large format prints? I know Zund and Esko are top of the line but when it gets into all the different models etc. I'm lost.
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    Laser imprinting on something done on a digital press

    Has anyone done this. We need to run small runs and send them to customers who then imprint. It's done on their laser printers which they currently already have. We worry that when it goes thru the heat on their printers it will track what we've printed when that hits the heat.
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    Harris M-110 with Dahlgren water system question

    What do you do to strip off the excess ink on the ends of the roller train? Image on the end of the plate? Water drags? What is best?
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    Need your opinions on these machines

    We average about 35,000 surfaces a month. This is on our Nexpress 2100 (2005) which we try to stick with 18.5 x 12.5 sheet size. I am looking at a Xerox 770 and a Ricoh C901. It appears the $$$ saved on a Xerox 700i may be able to make it something to look at. We run a bigger majority of our...
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    Mail Presort Software

    For smaller variable data jobs what is a good mail presorting software that isn't too expensive that will presort the addresses for the variable data print?
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    Mitsi Diamond 3000

    We are getting in a Mitsubishi Diamond 3000 40 inch press. Can someone give me the exact plate size it requires?
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    Anyone here using the Kodak Trillian plate?

    If so please comment on what you think of it. Also if your using it for UV printing. Our Kodak Rep. is wanting us to use this plate for both purposes.
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    Furnished XML file from Customer

    We have a customer that wants to furnish XML files to us for print. What is the best way to convert to PDF so I can print them?
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    B&W Docutech with no click plan?

    How many of you out there bought your Docutech or B&W machine without a click plan? Just time and materials for repair and purchasing consumables. Have you found it cheaper to run that way? We would be looking at about a million clicks a month on it.
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    Kodak Insite/Storefront opinions wanted

    We are a Kodak shop with Prinergy Connect and Insite so it's a logical step. But I'd like to hear from anyone who is using it to get input on how you like it or don't like it.
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    Sakurai Presses???

    Is anyone familiar with these presses? The owner has a chance to buy a 28" 2004 model at what he says is a very right price. Any opinions on these presses?
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    PDF to Word

    I know this is a long shot but is there a way to bring a PDF into Word and keep the formatting? This is so a 3rd party could buy the Word doc and edit it for their company use.
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    Punching plates with CTP device

    Does anyone punch their metal plates in the CTP device and if so does it help the register on the press on the first pull?
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    Does your prepress department/plant make a lot of mistakes? If so what drives it? If it was a past issue what fixed it? We seem to be in this situation. Too many reprints or errors. It happens in all departments as well as my own. Good help? Yes for the most part. Could be better in some...
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    Anyone using MetalFX?

    Just curious how it's used and did customers like it? Any info you have will be great.

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