13666Re: [PPLetterpress] RE: Hello, Plate maker etc!
- Jan 16, 2014I 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
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
Combined with the Epson 10000xl scanner, Quark Xpress and Photoshop you can
image anything.MaiKätzchenDum loquimur, fugerit invida Aetas:
quam minimum credula postero!
Odes Book I
From: "jp@..." <jp@...>
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.Jorge
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