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Pressroom / Komori GL540 Calibration Scan
April 18, 2023, 01:49:03 PM
Howdy - we are in line for a 2011 or 2013 Komori GL540. An accident in the plant with a blanket coming loose got us into an insurance replacement for our old Komori L640 press. Cool Beans!!!
Anybody with experience with the calibration scanning systems? We can have either the scanner that scans just the color bar or a scanner that scans the entire sheet.
Pros and cons of either?
Thanks for any input.
Looking for Employees / Re: Prepress position in Oklahoma
September 21, 2021, 02:15:23 PM
I moved from Washington state 14 years ago. Didn't think I'd like Oklahoma. But I tell you, the people are the friendliest I've ever met. I wouldn't want to live in OKC or a big city, but small town life grows on ya. Much less of a stressful drive in the morning. Good people, gas is 2.95 a gallon for ethanol free. Energy costs are about the cheapest in the nation. Rent is $675 for a 3 bed house. College football on Saturday. Nuf said.
Looking for Employees / Re: Prepress position in Oklahoma
September 21, 2021, 10:43:40 AM
Yeah, I struggled with that one.
But hey, I've been here 10 years. I have 4 weeks of vaca a year!
Looking for Employees / Prepress position in Oklahoma
September 21, 2021, 09:47:05 AM
Oklahoma Folding Carton (OFC) is the only locally owned folding carton plant in Oklahoma, competing with the big boys but prefer to fill the void left for smaller orders and a more personalized experience. We are in need of an experienced Prepress person, with a vision to the future, to replace the retiring Prepress Grandpa. This is not a training position. You will be responsible for file preparation to plate and print on a Komori L640 6 color press. Working knowledge of offset printing and Adobe Illustrator and the Creative applications are a must. Knowledge of Harlequin/Navigator RIP is not required but helpful. Must be able to manage your time. Employing approx 20-25 people, mostly in the production plant, the office staff is small and the Prepress position is a one-person job. 40 hour work week. OFC offers a competitive wage, vacation and group insurance. Only qualified applicants please. Our website has not been updated in a couple of years so don't judge our company based on the website (I haven't had the time to update the site - something else that I do!).
Send applications and or questions to:
The Rest... / Re: JFIF Files???
September 03, 2021, 01:40:23 PM
Alright...y'all aren't any help here,  ::)
The Rest... / Re: JFIF Files???
September 03, 2021, 12:40:54 PM
Image that - a format old enough to be replaced by jpeg!
God I hate prepress somedays. The layout also has png files for printing seps.
Give me a Publisher file again! At least those usually gave expected crappy results.
The Rest... / JFIF Files???
September 03, 2021, 12:31:25 PM
I just got a job in for some packaging using jfif files in the layout. Anybody with any experience with jfif? 35 years in the biz and this is a new one on me.
Still have to use Epson papers? Wow, I thought i had read that for prepress and commercial printing, you can use sheets up to 1.5mm thick, which comes to 50-60pt stock.
That sucks.
Any printers out there that can take sheet fed SBS or CCNB?
CMS - Proofing - Printers / Navigator and Epson 9000
August 26, 2021, 01:14:58 PM
I've been reading previous posts and threads about how slow the Epson proofers are compared to the Canons. But Xitron Navigator pushes the Epson proofers, not even mentioning other brands. For that reason I'm strongly looking at the Epson SureColor P9000 Commercial Edition. I'd like to run stock that we will eventually print on - 16-28pt SBS, SSNB, C1S, etc. for folding cartons.
Have things gotten any better for Epson?
Any input is appreciated.
CTP - CTF / Re: Ordering our new RIP
July 19, 2021, 02:24:29 PM
We're upgrading from v8! And I've been doing ALL of the trapping manually, something I learned a LONG LONG TIME AGO!
CTP - CTF / Ordering our new RIP
July 19, 2021, 01:41:02 PM
It's been a long time coming but in part due to my retiring soon, the boss agreed to an new Harlequin v13 in a Dell Optiplex 3040MT with Core i5-7500. Got the in RIP trap option also. Life will be so much simpler in a months time!!  :banana:
The only snag I see is that we have an HP DesignJet Z6 and I don't think it's supported through the RIP. I'd prefer an EPSON.
Fonts / Re: Font Management of choice on PC
July 02, 2021, 01:40:35 PM
It's Unanimous - Suitcase it is!
Thanks, Joe!
Fonts / Font Management of choice on PC
July 02, 2021, 08:14:45 AM
Getting a new PC station set up for hopefully my Prepess replacement. I've never dealt with font managers on a PC. What is the program of choice? I've been a Suitcase user forever on my Macs.
Some of the Dell desktops come with both. Pros/Cons?
I've been looking at minimum 8gb ram, 1tb HD, wired mouse and keyboard (I don't trust wireless).
What are thoughts on Mechanical Hard Drive vs SSD? I'm still old school and don't know how much about SSD.