Search results

  1. SlaveToTheMan

    Any US Based shops using a CRON platesetter?

    On the low end 20-30, but when the floodgates open & the book work hits on top of the typical week-to-week jobs, can easily be 100+ for 2 shifts. I know, it's not a huge volume for many shops, but with the unreliable Screen we have now & the limited, skilled people to keep it imaging, really...
  2. SlaveToTheMan

    Who has or has run a DI press

    That's a tough position to be in, I just don't think the switchover time that was what they developed the DI presses for is up to par any more with real world expectations. Maybe a well-inspected 4up conventional press is the way to go. It's a lot of up front investment for sure but we do a ton...
  3. SlaveToTheMan

    Who has or has run a DI press

    We literally just had one taken off site - for scrap. It was a (used) Presstek and although I can't speak to how it was run/maintained before our shop, our ops were very good and still struggled to get more than a few jobs off in a shift. At the end it was really only good for 4c envelopes and...
  4. SlaveToTheMan

    Any US Based shops using a CRON platesetter?

    We really do, one of the major reasons the T4632G+ model is in the running is an affordable autoloader. Yup, that's another consideration and I believe they can also be field-upgraded to add'l diodes for increased speed too. Noted, I'll add it to list of topics for the supplier - thanks!
  5. SlaveToTheMan

    Any US Based shops using a CRON platesetter?

    Wow, thanks! I'll see if I can set up as many of these as possible. I've only been given the contact of 1 shop in the States and so far haven't been able to catch up with their Prep person so I'm in the dark here.
  6. SlaveToTheMan

    Any US Based shops using a CRON platesetter?

    Which model, when did you buy & what geographic location?
  7. SlaveToTheMan

    Any US Based shops using a CRON platesetter?

    I'd hope so, whatcha got in mind? Feel free to PM too~ Thanks!
  8. SlaveToTheMan

    Any US Based shops using a CRON platesetter?

    I'll do that, the selling agent is a local company so I'll ask who will be the servicing contact. What's involved with remote diagnosis? Do they rely on TeamViewer, Logmein or something similar? We'll be buying new, the TP-4632G+ model if all goes well.
  9. SlaveToTheMan

    Any US Based shops using a CRON platesetter?

    Good to know, thanks! I'll be sure to ask the local selling agent who's going to be our service contact. I'll have to really get on the operators to maintain the auto-feeder, they're young and print novices but at least we're building a new room for the platesetter so I'll also make sure it's a...
  10. SlaveToTheMan

    Any US Based shops using a CRON platesetter?

    I know the brand is fairly popular in Asia, now that they've partnered with ECRM and are pushing into the US market, we're looking at replacing an aging Screen 4300 with a CRON model with auto-feeding capabilities but I'm unfamiliar with the company. Would like some real world input, day-to-day...
  11. SlaveToTheMan

    ColorPath Won't Launch

    Mystery solved, Silverlight will be nixed in the following Server update. There's a workaround to use a specific Firefox version on the Mac, NOT the newest one, but I'm not bothering unless absolutely necessary.
  12. SlaveToTheMan

    ColorPath Won't Launch

    Almost up-to-date install of XMF, and the ColorPath module won't launch through Safari as it's configured. It prompts to install Silverlight (ugh, WHY is that still a thing??) and even after doing so, ColorPath still asks for the install over & over. I do have a pending appointment to update to...
  13. SlaveToTheMan

    Hp 10000

    Mostly that it's not an Indigo! :p We really haven't been running it long enough to find any glaring issues honestly, just biased because I came from an Indigo shop & seeing what was coming off of the other machine here, an XC1000, made me question Xerox in general. The iGen is running the...
  14. SlaveToTheMan

    The Order

    This takes me back to the days of working at a fledgling Minuteman Press. I answered phones, handled walk-ins and also did paste-up, stripping, shooting film on the vertical camera, etc. We had one customer who had started her own "Medieval Times" sort of business where she'd travel to your...
  15. SlaveToTheMan

    Hp 10000

    Doesn't HP still require certification through them to run the Indigo line? I know when we had a pair of 5000s nobody was supposed to operate them without that paper hanging on the wall. Maybe the employer should have you trained on the press? Just curious, that's a beast of a machine to have to...
  16. SlaveToTheMan

    Good Inkjet Printer for Short Run Envelopes

    We've been using a Xante Ilumina for about a year now. It's passable for short runs, although we've done up to 2000. Heavy coverage can be an issue, it's just a laser printer after all, not an inkjet. They've added "real" Pantone support recently and it has its own variable engine built in too...
  17. SlaveToTheMan

    HP Indigo provider with good RGB Workflow / East Coast

    Try District Photo in Beltsville, MD perhaps. They are a very large Indigo shop, and specialize in photo books. Not sure if they deal directly with the public however. Another shop is Indigo Ink out of Columbia, MD. They're on the other end of the spectrum, very small but extremely...
  18. SlaveToTheMan

    Do you charge clients for preepress re-design?

    Au contraire mon frere, I understand every single word - and I feel old. :mad:
  19. SlaveToTheMan

    U.S. oddness

    YOu find it "odd that huge multinational companies" don't care about the little guy or making things convenient? I'd expect nothing else from them! :p
  20. SlaveToTheMan

    Advancement

    I seriously doubt I'd kill anybody to get back into this business. Getting out however. . . :P

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

 
Top