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  1. jpfulton248

    Xerox Versant 3100 Press with 2-side Trimmer and Square Fold Trimmer

    Sorry for going off topic but do you mind explaining what this is? I'm an unhappy remanufactured Xerox J75 (and D125) owner and for 6 years now I've been trying to figure out who Xerox is. I bought it from the company that now services it. It was a few years old with reasonable mileage on it...
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    Uncoated 20# Bond Wavy after digital printing

    I'm going to post a pic of my "wavy paper" as soon as I have a stack printed. Just took a pic of a stack of offset. It really isn't curl (though we deal with that as well). Paper settings are indeed correct in the fiery/printer. No problem with fusing/quality. One other consideration (perhaps...
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    Uncoated 20# Bond Wavy after digital printing

    Offset sheets come off of the press perfectly flat. Digital sheets do come off of our digital printers very wavy. We struggle with our offline bookletmaker when he paper is wavy. Our high speed digital (Xerox D125) seems to be the worse culprit. I suspect the high heat required for high speed...
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    Folded edge cracking

    The story I heard from my press operator is that our paper supplier stopped offering cutting a long time ago. We've recently started ordering from another supplier as well but, besides specialty papers, I'm not really familiar with any other companies. I'm in Metro Detroit.
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    Folded edge cracking

    No creaser, no scorer. Cracking spines. Our shop does 95% the exact same specs for every job we do. 65lb 12x18 uncoated grain short. We produce booklets so that means a 12x18 gets cut down to make 2 booklets. This means the fold goes against the grain. We purchased Accent Opaque for years and...
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    Publisher file -- Pics dropping when Saving as PDF

    Also, I don't want to see your portfolio. Show me the files.
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    Publisher file -- Pics dropping when Saving as PDF

    Okay so this particular person is a retired guy. Probably about 60. He is a member of a social club and started doing their design work. Before he got started he actually asked me which software to use. I told him InDesign but it's expensive, would require a photo editing program like Photoshop...
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    Publisher file -- Pics dropping when Saving as PDF

    2) Publisher. I've actually only used Quark maybe 20 times and it was 15 years ago because it is what my shop was using before Creative Suite 2 came out. My customers wouldn't have a clue what to do with Quark. 3) Kind of tagging on to your #1, Publisher offers options for bleed margins but...
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    Publisher file -- Pics dropping when Saving as PDF

    Customer files are always 8.5x11 even though my shop does mostly 5.5"x8.5" booklets (and we give our customers spec sheets). No. People do not own a ruler.
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    Publisher file -- Pics dropping when Saving as PDF

    I pretty much just reject Powerpoint files at this point. I've gotten a file from a customer in an Excel file. He placed a jpg into Excel and sent the Excel file.
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    Publisher file -- Pics dropping when Saving as PDF

    I just struggled with a customer Publisher file for a couple hours so I wanted to share what finally worked. Random pictures were dropping out when I was exporting to PDF. In general (not just publisher) I used to always either print to ps or print to pdf. Within the last 5 years I changed my...
  12. jpfulton248

    Xerox J75 and Xerox D125

    all of them Just kidding. Focusing on the J75, I kind of mentioned in my post but the latest was jamming on every sheet when duplexing, he got that solved and then we were getting a horizontal line every 150mm ish. Mottle after long runs... like really bad. Sometimes shutting off the machine...
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    Xerox J75 and Xerox D125

    Hi all. We purchased a refurbed Xerox J75 and a D125 about 4 and 2 years ago respectively. The J is color, the D is higher speed black. Same rough generation otherwise. We bought direct from the "only"(?) authorized Xerox distributor in my state. We also signed a pay-per-click service agreement...
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    DPM 2340 - 2nd plate - Drum Jam CarProtect Media Buckling in Drum

    Our DPM 2340 is no stranger to drum jams after the 1st plate has made it out. That's what happened this morning. Cleared the jam by pulling gently. Tried again, jammed again. This time investigated the drum area and it is clear that just as the plate is exiting the drum area and buckling right...
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    Thicker than 350gsm Business Cards with Color Edge

    Stupid questions: Print first, then glue then cut? What kind of spray glue?
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    Thicker than 350gsm Business Cards with Color Edge

    I have a customer asking for a quote on extremely thick business cards (in the 16pt-26pt range) with color edge. How is this done? I think the edge is just painted on, right? Or is that the workaround way of doing it? And then I think I read that the thick cards are done multi-ply but how...
  17. jpfulton248

    Perfect Binding Odd Finish Size

    I can't believe you run jobs that big on digital. This job was 8,000 books. I ended up bowing out because the customer wouldn't let go of the price he wanted to pay (he wanted to pay $640 less than the price I could get). After a lot of time and a fair amount of back and forth I flat out told...
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    Perfect Binding Odd Finish Size

    I have a customer looking for an unusual perfect bind finish size: 3.5" x 8.5". I've called around to a whole bunch of shops in my state and cannot find anyone that can do this finish size without a lot of extra work. I'd like to find a shop that has a web press that can fold in-line and also...
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    Acrobat Dot Gain 30 Conversion is Changing 100K black to 84K

    Because reasons. Has it always been that way? Maybe because people now use InDesign for things other than printing (like digital media) so it wouldn't matter?
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    Acrobat Dot Gain 30 Conversion is Changing 100K black to 84K

    Well... I figured it out. I had to wipe and reinstall my computer from scratch a few months ago... same for the other guy that does prepress. When I was setting them back in I forgot to modify the 'Appearance of Black' setting in InDesign. Now I have it set to "Display all blacks accurately" and...

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