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11056Re: [PPLetterpress] Run length of Polymer plates

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  • matthew lamoureux
    Sep 18, 2009
      There's a double sided tape I think you use for adhesive mounted plates. We're planing on using metal backed plates on a bunting base so that won't be an issue. This is on a cylinder press and the guy was very happy to hear we could get upwards of 10,000 impressions per plate. We have some old X-ray storage cabinets to store them in and plan to wrap them in saran wrap. I guess we'll put them in some kraft paper too to be sure they're out of the light.

      If metal backed plates are stored vertically for a long time will they warp?

      Matthew "LAMMY" Lamoureux
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      From: Peter Fraterdeus <peterf@...>
      To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, September 18, 2009 1:22:55 PM
      Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Run length of Polymer plates

      Sticky stuff comes off clean, the sooner the better.
      If you're going to store plates, get the sticky off the plate.
      Then use some fresh the next time ;-)

      (Boxcar sells rolls of it)


      On 18 Sep 2009, at 12:16 PM, Scott Rubel wrote:

      > 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.
      >> Susanne

      Peter Fraterdeus
      Exquisite Letterpress from Slow Print Studios
      http://slowprint. com/

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