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11054Re: [PPLetterpress] Run length of Polymer plates

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  • Scott Rubel
    Sep 18, 2009
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      Oh, sorry, I only use the steel backed plates, so the sticky answer is
      for someone else to do. --Scott

      susanne martin wrote:
      > 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.
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      > Susanne
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      > 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.
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      > I could be off by a couple thousand.
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      > 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.
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      > --Scott
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      > On Sep 17, 2009, at 8:15 PM, matthew lamoureux wrote:
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      >> 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?
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      >> 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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