1897Re: [PPLetterpress] Tapping steel-backs
- Sep 2, 2003A 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@...>[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> 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
> This is so cool.
> Thanks, whoever you were.
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