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    Heaviest coverage towards gripper or tail??? The age old debate...

    So I have been in prepress and setting up layouts for over 20 years now and I have had press operators request that work be laid out with the heaviest coverage towards the gripper and I have had others say they prefer it towards the tail. The only logical response I have ever gotten was from a...
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    Oris Proof Verification issues

    I am running Oris Color Tuner/Web version 3.1 and we have been getting a lot spectro communication failed errors between the software and our Epson 9900. This basically makes it so Oris will not read and verify the verification scale. I can sometimes re-align the spectro then reboot the Epson...
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    Direct Drive HP Z6200 from Nexus 9.5.7

    Has anyone tried to print RTL data from Nexus 9.5.7 to the new HPZ6200. I am trying to figure out if we need to get the P.S. version or the "dumb" version. Thanks in advance for any info.
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    NEC vs. Eizo vs. Apple

    Well it is time to replace our aging 23" Cinema displays and was wondering if anyone uses any of the NEC spectra View monitors and what their opinion was of them. I am pretty much down to the NEC Display MultiSync LCD2690W2-BK-SV LCD Monitor and the new Eizo ColorEdge CG243W. On the way...
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    Project management software for Packaging Prepress / Planning

    I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations or a good Project Management software to track new packaging projects. Basically I am looking for something that engineering, sales, customer service and Prepress can collaborate on for new projects. Basically it would track structural samples...
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    Eye one uv or non uv version for profiles

    I am looking at upgrading my DTP-45 to an eye one and the i1i0 table and was wondering if I could get away with the non-uv eye one for profiling of proofers and press sheets. Currently we are running EFI colorproof XF and I under measuring devices I don't see it asking for eye one uv, it just...
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    GFI ink mixer and Pantone "tweaked" recipe names per stock

    I was wondering how everyone else is dealing with naming conventions when it comes to ink mixed on their GFI that has to be tweaked from the "canned" Pantone recipe. Basically while the formulas that were loaded into the machine by our ink vendor may work great on say a really high quality C1-S...
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    Anyone know any board that can be printed on with 7800/ 9800

    Does anyone know of any board that can be ran on an Epson 7800 or 9800 that is about .5mm or .019" thick. The primary purpose would be for structural mock-ups for packaging vs. our current method of printing on proofing paper and spray-mounting to board and then cutting on our cad table. Trying...
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    Need compatible poster-board for Epson 7800/ 9800

    Does anyone know of any board that can be ran on an Epson 7800 or 9800 that is about .5mm or .019" thick. The primary purpose would be for structural mock-ups for packaging vs. our current method of printing on proofing paper and spray-mounting to board and then cutting on our cad table...
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    Need Help.. edited ICC in Monaco doesn't change

    I have a ICC profile that was supplied by a client that was used to output proofs that I am trying to match to. I am successful in embedding the profile into the images and AI file and coming out with a nice proof. However I need to pull just a bit of yellow out of the profile for a perfect...
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    Need help with Prinergy Evo Print Console for imaging tiffs from Nexus

    I posted this in the kodak section but thought other Nexus users might have ran into this same issue. We just had our PrintConsole workstation upgraded this week to Prinergy Evo 3.2.6.0 PrintConsole. We are not a prinergy shop but we drive 1-bit tiffs out of Nexus to our Magnus and use Prinergy...
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    Need help with Prinergy Evo Process Viewer for Plating

    We just had our PrintConsole workstation upgraded this week to Prinergy Evo 3.2.6.0 PrintConsole. We are not a prinergy shop but we drive 1-bit tiffs to our Magnus and use Prinergy Evo 3.2.6.0 PrintConsole to image plates. The problem that I am having is that in the Process Viewer when I...
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    Xrite 55" ATS head and track for sale

    We have a Xrite 55" ATS head and track for sale. Head does need new lamp and re-cert from Xrite. Was working fine when removed and replaced by Intellitrax. All offers considered. PM me with any questions. thanks, Dub
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    Xrite 40" ATD Head and track for sale

    We have a Xrite 40" ATD Head and track for sale. it was just refurb'd from Xrite and is ready to go. All offers will be considered. PM with any questions. thanks, Dub
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    EFI Colorproof XF and showing dotgain in your proofs

    I just want to get some opinions on how to accurately show dot gain on proofs coming out of EFI colorproof XF. Here is the current way I have set things up: 1. Create my Lin file. 2. Create my paper profile using Monaco default commercial printing settings for GCR etc. 3. Link them together...
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    Any Xbox 360 online gamers out there?

    A bunch of the guys from our plant play COD-4 or Halo3 on XBL on Wed. Nights and some weekends. Anyone else out there in our industry play? thanks, Dub XBL gamertag: KILLER DANIMAL
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    Anyone know what happened to Trapwise?

    I just dug up a old Trapwise dongle and was wondering what happened to them. Sort of was hoping that someone with some good tools bought them and I could trade in the dongle and get something that I could use.. Anyone know? thanks, Dub
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    Anyone running Nexus 8.6 rev2 on a Leopard Server yet?

    Any one running Nexus on Leopard Server yet? I am about to pull the trigger on a new Xserve and wanted to know if anyone is experiencing any problems? We will be just making links/CT LW, 1 bit tiffs, some DCS and some import to Artpro and Vector trapping on that box. thanks in advance for any...
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    External Raid Storage Options for new Xserve now that Xraid is gone...

    I was wondering if anyone is using anything besides and older Xraid (2gb fibre channel) or the new Promise V-trak (4gb fibre channel) for storage hooked up to their Xserve. I just got a new 8-core Xserve with the internal Raid card and after mirroring 2 1-TB drives in bays 2 and 3 we are...
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    Overprint preview in Acrobat-how to make a PDF view the same without it on?

    We have a customer that will not turn on their overprint preview mode in Acrobat Reader and will reject PDF proofs due to missing images etc. that are there once overprint preview is turned on. How can I make a PDF out of AI CS3 that anyone can open and it will view the same in Acrobat with...

Automatically Autonomous Automation

Automatically Autonomous Automation
Although the autonomous car is not quite ready, a lights out print operation is something you can do right now if you have a comprehensive Print MIS (Management Information System). The advantages can put money on your bottom line. So what’s your next step? Link to Article

 
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