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11195RE: [PPLetterpress] Re: Lettra Printing Tips

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  • Lance Williams
    Nov 26, 2009
      I've actually found "warm red" is the most difficult color that I use
      semi-regularly to clean off our Miehle V-50's.... Even with 2 or 3 washes,
      there is a miniscule amount of residue on the rollers and plate... Blue
      and black amount to about 95% of my color usage, and maybe I have just
      gotten used to cleaning these colors, and something different just catches
      me off guard...

      Happy Thanksgiving!

      - Lance Williams
      Williams Stationery Co.
      Camden, New York
      APA #785

      > [Original Message]
      > From: Eric <Megalonyx@...>
      > To: <PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com>
      > Date: 11/26/2009 9:22:20 AM
      > Subject: [PPLetterpress] Re: Lettra Printing Tips
      > --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "bielerpr" <Bieler@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Um, brown ink is typically more difficult than most other inks colors
      to print! That is as weird as the press mechanic who told me that blue ink
      is the hardest color to clean off of a press! Superstitions and suspicions
      abound, but why?
      > >
      > I seem to remember being told that brown was harder to run back in school
      in the 70s, and some greens as well. Maintaining consistant color over a
      long run, or in repeat runs, takes experience and a good inking system--not
      what you find on the average C&P. And thanks to color matching software,
      designers have come to expect absolute perfection, not the variations that
      were once considered completely normal.
      > As for blue being more persistant, yes, reflex blue can take more
      cleaning, though not as much as violet and purple. You may not notice it on
      your two-rubber-roller Vandercook, but come do a wash for color on my
      Victoria platen, with seven 21" rubber rollers--as much rubber as my
      Heidleberg cylinder, but no washup blade--and you will notice the
      > --Eric Holub, SF
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