The Bunting Bases come in a lot of weird sizes. The reason for this is that
Bunting has configured the sizing to fit, in combination, the various chase
sizes of the major presses: C & P, Heidelberg, B & K, Miehle, New Era. Most of
the newer letterpress manufacturers (European) are running cylinder-shaped
magnetic bases, which Bunting also supplies.
Yes, while the magnetism of a Bunting is extremely strong, you can still
experience plate travel on a Heidleberg, especially with large solids of the
kind that you are running. Bunting provides bases with optional pin
registration and scribelines. I suspect most of the commerecial outfits would
buy these, but most folks running out of a studio might not want the added
expense to what is already a considerable expense. A cheap run around is a
butt bar, locked in with the base which prevents the plate from traveling.
The Indian Hill Press wrote:
> Could you describe in detail this "chase fitting"? And do you think
> Bunting would have a sufficiently strong magnet to make spray
> adhesive unnecessary?
> Dan Waters
> Indian Hill Press