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      Sidney Latest: Is Digital Art considered real art? Sidney, May 21, 2017 at 10:32 PM
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      Modern Ink Signs Latest: White specks when I print Modern Ink Signs, May 24, 2017 at 8:13 PM
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      Toby Latest: DTG or Print&Cut with ES inks? Toby, May 9, 2017
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      joeb Latest: Wheat Paste-able Media for Eco-Sol joeb, May 25, 2017 at 4:45 PM
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      myront Latest: From Corelx3 To Versaworks Rip Failure myront, May 24, 2017 at 11:15 AM
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