7672Re: Boxcar Base
- Apr 4, 2007Brandon
A Kutrimmer works quite well for precision cutting on steel-backed
plates. I did have an occasion to correct a steel-backed plate in the
manner you describe. Not something I'd suggest as common routine.
Don't know though that I'd also suggest this as a qualitative measure
for a polyester-backed vs. steel-backed kind of thing. That seems a
bit silly. Quick and dirty fixes are just what they are, and I'd
"hope" not a rationale for preference or practice.
> But, even on a magnetic base I would use boxcar plates (and have
> before, on other people's setup) and just adjust the press
> accordingly, for a number of reasons, though mostly for quick
> registration (we tape the plate upside down to the paper, properly
> registered, and then run it through the press). Yesterday we had a
> last minute switch on a poster for a summer movie series-- the
> client wanted to change "last of the unicorns" to "the last
> unicorn." rather than order a new negative we chopped up the plate
> with scissors and rearranged the words. I would never attempt
> something like that on a steel backed plate.
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