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11052RE: [PPLetterpress] Run length of Polymer plates

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  • susanne martin
    Sep 18, 2009
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      What do you do about the sticky stuff that holds it to the base? I have only used my plates a few times for much shorter runs, I am worried about when the sticky won't stick any more.


      To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
      From: scott@...
      Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 20:28:19 -0700
      Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Run length of Polymer plates

      I can't give you a run number, but there's one plate I've used over
      three years at probably 10,000 impressions, more or less.

      I could be off by a couple thousand.

      They should not wear out from age unless you are in high humidity.
      When I first got started with polymers I had a batch that kept
      disintegrating. For one thing, I didn't know back then that they were
      water etched, being accustomed to metal plates. For another thing, I
      didn't notice that they were on a table inches from an old brick wall
      which the rain came down. The plates were getting bombarded with tiny
      splatters at night when I wasn't there.


      On Sep 17, 2009, at 8:15 PM, matthew lamoureux wrote:

      > What's the run length metal backed photo polymer plates are rated for?
      > What's the longest run you've gotten out of a photo polymer plate?
      > With proper storage and care what's the longest anyone has kept and
      > used a plate?
      > These are the question the gentleman I'm working on a project for
      > is asking. He's skeptical about using plastic plates, but
      > understands the cost saving compared to magnesium. I'm also trying
      > to show him he won't need to make an investment in lots of type he
      > he uses plates.
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