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3862Re: [PPLetterpress] Ink on plates,

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  • Fritz Klinke
    Mar 1 9:16 AM
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      But trucks do wear, even "metal" ones, and they were typically made from cast
      iron on the older presses. We often have all 4 or 6 trucks sent to us when
      rollers are remade and they measure all over the place and rarely are they exact
      from one truck to the next. We then will use an average diameter for the rollers
      and if really out of size, have new trucks made.

      Fritz

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Harold Kyle" <harold@...>
      To: <PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 9:51 AM
      Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Ink on plates,


      >
      > On 3/1/05 9:15 AM, "Gary Mordhorst" <gary@...> wrote:
      > > Hold on yourself pilgrim, just trying to keep it simple for new folks.
      > > Of course there are no hard and fast rules, including building up rails
      > > instead of trucks.
      >
      > Sorry if I didn't keep it simple. I should have said simply start by adding
      > tape to the rails. Don't monkey with the trucks unless you're having
      > problems with slurring.
      >
      > > There is no way that your trucks wore down
      > > in size. The trucks are rolling and not grinding, and surely you have
      > > not found little piles of metal shavings around the press.
      >
      > On a Windmill, the trucks are plastic. We have a newer Windmill that was
      > never used for printing and its trucks, never used, measure 2.000" versus
      > this press's 1.990". The electrical tape, it seems, got a little squishy
      > overnight so we're just planning to replace the trucks entirely.
      >
      > Your point, that trucks don't typically wear down, is further reason to
      > adjust the rails, which do.
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      > > Everyone does what works for them.
      >
      > Agreed. Sorry if I sounded missionary in my post. I was just trying to save
      > others from the headache that I've had over the last few weeks dealing with
      > trucks of the wrong diameter. By all means, do whatever works.
      >
      > Harold
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