I am looking for some advice on ways I should upgrade our V180. It is a base model that has the Fiery FS200 controller. Not a lot of bells and whistles, no APPE, we have had transparency issues, which is why I am looking to upgrade. I’ve been told I can’t upgrade to the EX standalone controller without going to a new machine (V280P). Of course this option comes with a higher price tag and a slightly lower click charge. I would like to know if anyone knows of any other options I would have without having to go with a new machine. Everything we print is from Creative Cloud and pdf’d. Some of these files are quite large and I need to be able to process these to run 4-500 page books. So far the V180 has been good but is lacking on the software side. And yes I have had the usual drum/BTR problems but my service has been very good and have only lost a couple of days over service issues.