10768new to the list..."learning how to use a metal backed polymer plate"
- May 1, 2009Howdy all
I'm testing the waters of Photopolymer plates right now. I have been using Mag plates for the last 12 years. I am familiar with their strengths and weaknesses but I am in new territory now with the polymer plates.
I am borrowing a magnetic base and using a metal backed polymer plate. The client of course wants lots of deboss so the pressure is heavy. Using lettra stock. I am printing on a vandercook SP20.
I am experiencing some plate creep/slippage on the plate that has almost total coverage. The pressure is forcing the plate to slip down the base as I run the project.
No problems on the plate with lighter coverage.
I tried taping with artist tape around the edges of the plate to keep it in place but to no avail. I would try spray glue next but since the base is a loaner I don't want to gunk it up.
Are there any fixes for this problem? Or common practices?
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