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1897Re: [PPLetterpress] Tapping steel-backs

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  • E Roustom
    Sep 2, 2003
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      A word of caution on tapping: sometimes (especially when you're out of
      time), you tap the plate, and the piece of steel furniture you're tapping
      with jumps over the edge and goes *crunch* into the line of type (suddenly
      the letter "y" looks like the letter "v")!
      As for scratching the bunting: I know I should treat my expensive tools
      better, but these things take a lot of abuse a keep working. I have one base
      with two holes in it, that match up perfectly in size and spacing to the
      posts on a double grip guage pin (how did that happen - interns are fun,
      no?). I filled the holes with epoxy as smooth and flat as possible, and
      never worried about it since (on rare occasions I have to makeready that
      spot with tissue).


      > From: "Gerald Lange" <bieler@...>
      > Reply-To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2003 02:20:11 -0000
      > To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [PPLetterpress] Tapping steel-backs
      > Someone, or rather, a couple of folks, mentioned tapping a
      > steel-backed plate into measurement when we going through the
      > steel-backed vs vinyl-backed thing a while back. I'd never done this
      > and let it slide. I just figured it was a great way to scar up the
      > base. Then I watched one of my students do this (he figured it out on
      > his own) on a four-color job that was quite immaculately registered.
      > So for the past two weeks I have been tapping (to in-position steel
      > guides).
      > This is so cool.
      > Thanks, whoever you were.
      > Gerald
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