12434Re: [PPLetterpress] What kind of tape holds the visquine down on a platemaker
- Mar 14, 2011Hi Scott
You are far better off not using tape at all. Just cut a sheet of
kreene to the size of the vacuum table but about a half inch shorter
both length and width, you will be a much happier camper. Flip back the
kreene, place the plate and neg, and flip back the kreene. No more messy
tape, no more vacuum problems caused by it.
I've been doing this for many years and every platemaker I have
suggested this to swears by it as well. I additionally add 6-pt brass
rule at the edges of the vacuum table, cut to its width and length on
all four sides after placement of the kreene and with the vacuum turned
on. This ensures the kreene won't buckle and leak during exposure.
On 3/14/11 8:17 PM, Scott Rubel wrote:
> The sticky border that holds the vacuum sheet down in my plate maker
> is losing its sticky.
> Anybody know what sort of tape this is? It's not common double-sided
> stuff. That would have come apart or worn out years ago.
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