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    Fuji updates the Versant Series

    https://www.fujixerox.com/eng/company/news/release/2020/2422 Duplex up to 34" / 861mm Simplex up to 47" / 1200mm New feed tray design for banner media I suspect that these machines will be released in Asia/Pacific region before they start selling in North America. With Fuji and Xerox parting...
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    creasing synthetic paper

    I have a customer job for trifold brochures printed on 135gsm Nakoosa Synaps syntethetic media. My Duplo 646 creaser barely creates a crease at max depth. A baumfolder does better fold/crease, but that media doesn't exactly lay flat. Does anyone have tips for putting folds in synthetic media...
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    Used laminators

    Auction sites are listing a number of used laminators for quite a bit less than MSRP. Supposing I purchase a heat assist 63 inch laminator or similar used, what kinds of repair costs and effort should I plan for if a machine is in less than functional condition? For example, what would the...
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    Used digital presses

    I've noticed a few decent digital presses go for very little at used equipment auctions. Most recently Ricoh 9110 for $8000 Xerox V2100 for $13000 "Just a Printer" channel on Youtube had had success with a used Konica Minolta press and saved quite a bit on clicks. Are there press vendors...
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    EDDM bundling

    For US print shops- what is the most efficient way to count out and separate EDDM bundles using a digital workflow? Here are some ideas that I have 1) Insert seperators every 100 sheets, or 20 sheets, or whatever and hand count the extra digits after cutting 2) Use imposition software to print...
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    EDDM address block

    Can I put "postal customer" under the indicia and skip the address block entirely in a 6x11 mailer layout? I can't seem to find specifications on EDDM mailpiece address blocks or if one is even required.
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    Duplo 646 perfing carbonless

    I have a customer job that would include perforating about 10,000 sheets of carbonless paper in a Duplo 646 using the micro-perf tool and then printing the job in a Xerox Versant 3100. The perforating seems to run ok, despite the media being below the recommended weight for the Duplo 646. Should...
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    retractable banner hardware

    My team would like to start offering retractable pop-up banners. Does anyone have hardware recommendations for the retractable banner stand hardware? Any vendors that we should avoid? The banners would be printed on an Epson S40600
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    Duplo slitter training

    We're a few month into a Duplo 646 and our vendor/dealer knowledge transfer is pretty sparse. Is there operator training available from Duplo that anyone is aware of? Or maintenance manuals online? We're running into surprises with all the nooks and crannies that need to be cleaned and...
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    mini binders

    I'm looking for a US source for 8.5x5.5 ring binders at a bulk price. I need 200. Western US is preferred. thanks.
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    magnification skew correction

    The Xerox Versant 3100 series have a slight magnification skew on 13x19 media due to a software bug that I don't expect to get fixed. Printing business cards duplex can be challenging on 13x19 with the skew issue. Is there a tool such as Pitstop that supports hot folders and will automatically...
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    pocket folders

    Does anyone create pocket folders from 13x19 sheets? I'm running a V3100 and just got a Duplo 646 and that might a good service to attempt, but we'd be a little bit limited on pocket size. thanks!
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    Martin Yale EX5100 Express

    My company needs a light duty tabber for up to 1000 mail pieces per week. The Martin Yale EX5100 Express would be cost effective compared with $20k+ heavy duty machines from other vendors that are overkill for us. Does anyone have opinions on Martin-Yale as a vendor and/or the Martin Yale EX5100...
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    ecosolvent tyvek printing

    I have successfully printed on Epson Tyvek media with an Epson S40600, though the media is not listed as solvent compatible. Can I assume that I'll get good results with other tyvek media that is NOT listed as ecosolvent compatible? thanks.
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    cutsheet label media besides Starliner

    My team has been printing 8.5x11 cutsheet label media from Xerox and Starliner on Xerox V3100 and C75 presses. Both media brands are somewhat expensive, though we have no feed or quality issues. Can anyone recomend less expensive alternative brands? Uline comes to bind. I'm looking for glossy...
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    Tab setup software

    My team needs a tool for automating tab layout and insertion with Xerox presses and Fiery RIPs. EFI Jobmaster is an obvious choice, but the product is expensive and the feature improvements are infrequent. Does Jobmaster have any competing products that we should look at? thanks.
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    Cloud phone system

    Are any printshops successfully using Amazon Connect or Microsoft Skype/Office 365 for their business phone system? I'd like to ditch my overpriced landlines and use a cloud PBX such as those mentioned that forwards to cellphones.
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    Polyester cutsheet supplier

    I've had some inquiries for restaurant menus printed on polyester paper (also refered to as synthetic paper, Xerox Never Tear, Write the Rain, etc). Is there a supplier out there for small quantities that isn't crazy expensive? I'm looking to get a few thousand sheets to experimentation. Ideally...
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    Graphtech cutter limits

    Would a Graphtech FC8600 be a good fit for the following workflows? -Cutting banner scrim vinyl output 13oz, 15oz, 18oz from an Epson ecosolvent printer -Cutting business cards out of 350gsm roll media -Cutting Hannemuhle and Epson fine art paper prints -Cutting photo paper prints -cutting out...
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    Font Managment

    My team has multiple machines spanning MacOS and various Windows flavors. We'd like to be able to curate and standardize fonts across them. Does anyone have a favorite tool or scripts for managing font in a small shop? thanks.

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