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Desktop Publishing :: Wow, dod not even know this was still running !
Author: michaelejahn
Subject: Wow, dod not even know this was still running !
Posted: Jan 30, 2015 2:15 pm (GMT -5)
Topic Replies: 0

I am posting because I MISS ALL YOU GUYS ( and gals ! )

Happy 2015 - hope you are all well !

Michael Jahn
DataTech SmartSoft
1824 North Garvin Avenue
Simi Valley California 93065
Office: (805) 527 8130
Cell: (805) 217 6741
Email: michaelejahn@gmail.com

Computer To Plate :: Trendsetter 3244 Year 1999 - Powertrips when switching on.
Author: ashvak
Subject: Trendsetter 3244 Year 1999 - Powertrips when switching on.
Posted: May 23, 2014 8:10 am (GMT -5)
Topic Replies: 0

Dear Experts,
I brought a Heidelberg Creo Trendsetter 3244 Year 1999,
Previous owner&Operator swearing to be in working condition.
But when I connect to power and switch it on, the power trips. I have connected the Trendsetter to 16Amps power socket.
Any assistance and Trendsetter manual or electrical diagram is much appreciated.
Thanking you in advance.

Computer To Plate :: Olix AI 131 integrator
Author: filmroom1
Subject: Olix AI 131 integrator
Posted: Nov 25, 2013 8:50 am (GMT -5)
Topic Replies: 0

Hi everyone, its been a while since I have been on here and no, we have not gone CTP yet. The boss "doesn't want to spend the money right now". Well he'll be spending alot more when this antiquated s@#% suddenly gives up the ghost! But I digress. What I need right now is does anyone have an Olix AI 131 integrator with photocell and manual that I could have as a back-up unit? A 121 or even a 985 will do? There have been a couple on Ebay but they are already sold. My current integrator took a hit last power outage, it still works but the display flashed and I don't want to be left with n...

Computer To Plate :: Basysprint Gen 4, Gen 3, and Gen 2 Conversion to Laser.
Author: carlossc_73
Subject: Basysprint Gen 4, Gen 3, and Gen 2 Conversion to Laser.
Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:41 pm (GMT -5)
Topic Replies: 0

Hello, Everybody again i have great news for you,
We have developed the Conversion of CTcP devices from Basysprint into Laser, so all your machines that are Gen 4, Gen 3, and Gen 2, can now be converted into Laser. so you dont expend more money buying lamps or calibrating each lamp change as you wont have a lamp you dont need to worry, the price is very competitive and the ROI, is Fast, as you dead times will be none and will be a more reliable machine.
also we have the speciallized service personel. so my friends if you have a Basysprint CTcP, y...

Computer To Plate :: Topsetter 74P / 2003 for sale
Author: erollosmani
Subject: Topsetter 74P / 2003 for sale
Posted: May 27, 2013 9:58 am (GMT -5)
Topic Replies: 0

Topsetter 74P / 2003 for sale.
Single auto loader, Mercury processor, stacker.

Computer To Plate :: Platejet 8 or Antares 1600 Violet Laser Conversion
Author: carlossc_73
Subject: Platejet 8 or Antares 1600 Violet Laser Conversion
Posted: Feb 12, 2013 9:55 am (GMT -5)
Topic Replies: 0

Hello, to All my Forum Friends.

I am Glad to tell you that if you have or know somebody that has a Platejet or Antares CTP. i have the way to turn it into a fully functional ctp again by converting them into Violet Laser so they can use any Violet Plate including procesless ones. with all the same quality and dependability of this equipments.

send me a Message or Email for more info.
Carlos SC.

Desktop Publishing :: How to create a password protected ebook? Any advice pl...
Author: EmiliaEmiliaEmilia
Subject: How to create a password protected ebook? Any advice please?
Posted: Feb 02, 2013 11:55 pm (GMT -5)
Topic Replies: 0

I'm learning to make eBooks and EPUB feature in InDesign (CS5) Iíve tried, works ok for a beginner like me, but Iíve seen ebooks for tablets which require entering password before you can read themÖ

My question: is there any way to create such a password protected ebook with InDesign or different software is needed for this task? (What this software could be ?)

Thanks to all experienced people who can help me with advice!


Desktop Publishing :: PS vs Ill
Author: Foofster
Subject: PS vs Ill
Posted: Jan 23, 2013 10:04 pm (GMT -5)
Topic Replies: 0

In order to get some jobs through our EFI RIP, we must convert ridiculously complex Illustrator files into tifs. Is it better to export from Ill or put the file in Photoshop and convert it to a tif? The issue here is time and quality.

Computer To Plate :: RE: Commercial Printing Survives? Does Your Company, Yo...
Author: Mainecat
Posted: Nov 08, 2012 3:02 pm (GMT -5)
Topic Replies: 16

I am 57 and started setting type by hand in 1968. Went to a trade school for printing, after that attended college all the while running a letterpress and offset press. Moved up after graduation into the pre press area. I learned the darkroom trade and stripping from some of the best skilled guys I ever met. I also set copy on a Editwriter 7500 for a while and did paste ups. I was a 4c stripper for a few years and then came the MAC in 82. That changed the entire industry. No more 4/c skill required to do complicated stripping. Single page negs were the norm. I took MAC classes at night while managing a 12 employee i...

Computer To Plate :: Heidelberg Suprasetter 102 - pro and cons
Author: digital_boris
Subject: Heidelberg Suprasetter 102 - pro and cons
Posted: Sep 12, 2012 5:20 am (GMT -5)
Topic Replies: 0

Hello everybody,
It's my first post here after 2-3 years of constantly reading the forums.
My company wants to replace film+conv. plate with CTP. We have found a used Suprasetter 102 (15pl/h) in good condition. What are the week points of this machine?
I am supposed to inspect the machine next week. What is there to check on theese machines? Should I look for anything in special?

I also tried looking for (at least) user manual - could not find one...

Anybody feeling generous ?


Prepress Software :: pre-press internship/jobs
Author: zeno_a
Subject: pre-press internship/jobs
Posted: Aug 12, 2012 7:22 am (GMT -5)
Topic Replies: 0

so how is the best way to approach the job and internship market for jobs

Prepress Software :: How to prepare plates for file with blank embossed letters?
Author: EmiliaEmiliaEmilia
Subject: How to prepare plates for file with blank embossed letters?
Posted: Aug 09, 2012 5:59 am (GMT -5)
Topic Replies: 0

How to prepare file (plates) for document where some letters must be embossed but without any colour?

Example - a business card. The name on it is JOHN SMITH and must be embossed, so it rises above the paper surface but is not colorized with any ink. (Someone told me this technique is called also ďblind embossingĒ).
The other text (phone and email ) on the business card is to be printed with blue conventional ink.
I can output the document with a plate for spot blue colour but
I absolutely donít know what to with the JOHN S...

Graphic Design Forum :: How to optimize colours of file for flexo print?
Author: EmiliaEmiliaEmilia
Subject: How to optimize colours of file for flexo print?
Posted: Aug 09, 2012 4:53 am (GMT -5)
Topic Replies: 0

How to optimize colours of file for flexographic print?

I was told that for flexo print ( for example packaging and stickers) a file must have properly optimized colours, etc.

My assignment is a project for packaging box to be printed on cardboard.
I created it in Illustrator CS5, in CMYK.
Contains lettering and vector shapes plus CMYK picture imported from Photoshop in .tiff format.

The check shows no errors and all CMYK colours are OK.

What optimisation do I need to apply to this document so it can be printed in flexogra...

Computer To Plate :: RE: Laser Kodak_Creo heads.
Author: LoWang
Posted: May 26, 2012 3:42 pm (GMT -5)
Topic Replies: 32

Is the stitching problem solved already?
It was a nightmare when I was dealing with Supra.


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