Photopolymer is extensively used in the sign making business and suppliers
like Jet can furnish information. The old Chicago Typefoundry (Neon type)
is basically a sign making business now, and once in a while they sell
some type. It is a specialized business that does painting, mounting of
plates on various substrates and in conjunction with other sign materials.
One of our tenants in property we own in Durango uses photopolymer quite
extensively, especially in high-end resort signage projects throughout the
western US (Yaseen Design).
> --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "Elaine Luther"
> <ppartprinter@...> wrote:
>> I'd like to get into sign making with my plate processor. Is there
>> any information out there? Any books or websites?
>> How is it different from regular photopolymer plate processing?
> Haven't seen it recently, but a year ago there was an eBay seller who
> marketed photopolymer processors for making ADA-compliant signage.
> From the wording of the auction, I read it as meaning that sheet
> photopolymer was used to make relief plaques, with braille. But
> perhaps they were just a step in the process, like a molding pattern.
> There are many uses for photopolymer, some that suppliers to the
> printing industry know nothing about. Signage has moved quite a way
> from printing, though it is all lumped together in eBay.
> --Eric Holub, SF