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3855Re: [PPLetterpress] Ink on plates

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  • Gary Mordhorst
    Feb 28, 2005
      Hi Shelly,

      Build up the size of your roller trucks by winding electrical tape
      around them. About five times around is good for a 10" X 15".

      Best regards,

      Gary Mordhorst
      AccuColor Plus, Inc.

      Conventional offset Digital offset Contemporary

      On Feb 28, 2005, at 6:33 PM, Shelly Monte wrote:

      > Hi, my name is Shelly.  I have just recently started printing on an Old
      > Style C&P.  I recall a few months ago there were emails going back
      > and forth
      > about ink gathering on polymer plates. I had not yet started printing
      > on the
      > C&P at that time, so I was not overly concerned about the topic. I do
      > remember some comments about raising the rollers up to keep the ink
      > off of
      > the plate.  I had talked to a printer in San Francisco who prints on
      > a C&P
      > Pilot.  She placed rubber strips on top of the rubber on the trucks. 
      > I
      > tried this today, using rubber which is made for a vacuum cleaner
      > replacement belt, purchased at the local hardware store.  Although
      > the print
      > job went quite well, there was still ink on portions of the plate and
      > the
      > rubber didn¹t stay put during my treadling at a very low speed. I
      > wonder if
      > some information about this could be offered again with some very
      > specific
      > solutions to the problem.  I was using a Pat Mag  base and will be
      > using my
      > Boxcar next time.  I would guess that the solution will suffice for
      > both
      > bases.  Thanks ahead of time.
      > Shelly
      > Epiphany Letterpress
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