11052RE: [PPLetterpress] Run length of Polymer plates
- Sep 18, 2009What 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.
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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