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10309Re: [PPLetterpress] Hot metal type

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  • Scott Rubel
    Dec 11, 2008
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      It may be common knowledge, but not to me. How does polymer stand up to
      heat? I'm going to have to heat up one of my plates and see how it acts.
      I would assume everything would get soft and sticky, but you know what
      they say about assuming. --Scott

      Gerald Lange wrote:
      > Leorawest
      >
      > No one has ever said "whoa" and "huh" before but I thought this was
      > common knowledge for some many years now. I have had an occasional
      > inquiry about photopolymer plates for this purpose, and have gone
      > through the motions, but I think it is likely more for commercial
      > industrial practice, meaning, more expensive than existing metal
      > practice, at least, at the outlay. Photoengravers who belatedly caught
      > on to the concept of accepting digital files (as opposed to camera
      > ready) sort of make the advantages of this mute (I suspect?). At
      > least, as long as they are viable.
      >
      >
      > Gerald
      >
      >
      > --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, leorawest@... wrote:
      >
      >> Whoa! And, huh? Tell us more!
      >>
      >> Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
      >>
      >> -----Original Message-----
      >> From: "Gerald Lange" <Bieler@...>
      >>
      >> Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 04:43:30
      >> To: <PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com>
      >> Subject: [PPLetterpress] Re: Hot metal type
      >>
      >>
      >> Peter
      >>
      >> :---) Just a note, photopolymer plates are also used for hot foil
      >> stamping. Bunting makes a special base for this and the plates that
      >> are designated for it are processed slightly differently. Just to say
      >> PP is there as well, not exclusively metal!!!!
      >>
      >> Gerald
      >>
      >>
      >> --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, Peter Fraterdeus <peterf@> wrote:
      >>
      >>> On 10 Dec 2008, at 6:11 PM, Richard Kegler wrote:
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>> Ludlow is still used for foil stamping. If it starts to wear down,
      >>>> just have
      >>>> a backup or two cast.
      >>>>
      >>>> We will be offering this as a service through the Western NY
      >>>>
      > Book Arts
      >
      >>>> Collaborative for people who want Ludlow lines cast.
      >>>>
      >>>> Our library is about 100 fonts right now:
      >>>> http://www.wnybookarts.org/ludlow.php
      >>>>
      >>>> Richard Kegler
      >>>> -----------------------------
      >>>>
      >>> Richard--
      >>>
      >>> Bravo bravo ;-)
      >>>
      >>> I am so happy to see letterpress/book arts collectives popping up
      >>>
      > east
      >
      >>> of the Rockies!
      >>>
      >>> The Dubuque Book Arts Center (under construction) salutes you!!
      >>>
      >>> We don't do hot metal, although we (sadly) just had to pass on a
      >>>
      > whole
      >
      >>> shop full of ludlow stuff (near Minneapolis - we'll get the
      >>>
      > Heidelberg
      >
      >>> and the Miehle V45. Just couldn't manage the whole shebang)
      >>>
      >>> Our good friend and fellow traveler Tim Fay down in Anamosa produces
      >>> his annual Wapsipinicon Almanac directly from Linotype metal (set
      >>>
      > and
      >
      >>> cast in his shop). (On a 20x26 two-color Miller Cylinder, no less).
      >>> Highly recommended both for the type and the content, which is top-
      >>> drawer... so to speak. There's a brand new issue out this week!
      >>>
      >>> http://wapsi-almanac.com
      >>>
      >>> BTW, Tim's also a photopolymer user, just to stay on topic
      >>>
      >>> PF
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>>
      >>> Peter Fraterdeus
      >>> Exquisite Letterpress
      >>> http://slowprint.com
      >>>
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      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
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      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
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