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13666Re: [PPLetterpress] RE: Hello, Plate maker etc!

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  • Silber MaiKätzchen
    Jan 16, 2014
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      I like to use Agfa's Myraid II film in matte, available in the US from Xante I use a
      Xante Platemaker 5 to print them, and the quality is fantastic. I use 2400 DPI resolution
      for halftones and 1200 DPI for line and type.

      Cost per 8.5"X11" matte neg/pos film $ 0.46,
      Cost per 11"x17" matte neg/pos film $ 0.91
      Cost per 11"x18.5" plate (A. B. Dick 360W) $ 1.36
      Cost per 13.875"x19.375" plate (A. B. Dick 9800 series) $ 1.77

      See: http://www.xante.com/

      Note 1: Myraid film will not play nice with the Xante Platemaker 6
      Note 2: The Xante Platemeker 6 is a &#% %*@# piece of merda vaffunculu. (Hearsay testimony
      from user.)

      Combined with the Epson 10000xl scanner, Quark Xpress and Photoshop you can
      image anything.


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      Carpe diem!
      quam minimum credula postero!

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      From: "jp@..." <jp@...>
      To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 12:08 PM
      Subject: [PPLetterpress] RE: Hello, Plate maker etc!

      Dear Rod Grantham,

      I'm new to PP processing for purposes of letterpress printing.

      Could I ask:

      1. Are you using a RIP to maximise results from your Epson printer?
      2. You mentioned that there are multiple brands of inkjet transparencies. I noted that Valley Litho no longer sells Bab's Waterproof on ebay (only non waterproof is available). Is the non waterproof version OK? If not, would you suggest any other alternatives?
      3. I understand you are using liquid PP. Do you think results be any different if I use PP Plate (typical letterpress PP eg. toyobo printight, abt 0.95-1.52mm thickness)?

      I've been researching for quite a while, and am fast concluding that inkjet film is probably the best way to go (vs laser printing / laser engraving)

      Thank you so much.


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