2324Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: New Times for Letterpress
- Dec 18, 2003Speaking of "new" methods, I was looking through an Inland Printer from 1964 and
saw where American Greeting Card Co. in Cleveland was operating a "bank" of
Miehle Verticals using photopolymer plates that were inline with thermography
machines. That's a mere 39 years ago. The technology is not new, it is the use
or current interpretation of it that is maybe "new," and sorry for the quote
marks, but this stuff has been around for a long time and predates most of the
current letterpress group of printers, and thus history does not start when you
first become aware of a product, process, or use of it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gerald Lange" <bieler@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2003 12:29 AM
Subject: [PPLetterpress] Re: New Times for Letterpress
Yeah, I kind of got that, but yes, adding impression is nothing new.
Though today it is more for affect than technical necessity.
Sometimes, when you look through the older stuff, you almost wish you
had a time machine to take you back.
> By saying that new methods must be explored the implication is that
> are new times technically for letterpress? I can't believe there's
> any of us are trying to do now that has not been done. Even if we're
> talking about the last hundred years - all we're doing is adding
> to job work (if more specialized job work). The plates and the type
> of course, but putting them to use is not.
> Lately I've been thinking that the old methods are what need
> I look through old publications and I am amazed at the quality of
> It really makes me wonder why people bothered to switch to offset
> I know the reason...).
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