9462Re: platemaking issues
- Mar 6, 2008For several years before I got my own polymer platemaker, I used a
NuArc Fliptop platemaker for imaging photopolymer. I used a sheet of
frosted mylar (used by architects and drafts-people when they still did
drawings by hand).
Check out the mylar supplies at your local art supply store and buy a
couple sheets. If you find you need more diffusion, stack them up above
the Kreen to diffuse the light. I found I got good results with this,
but you will have to slightly increase the exposure time to overcome
the fall-off in light being transmitted.
Here is a link to one supplier's version of this material:
Blick sells this stuff for cutting stencils, & it should work for the
purpose as well as anything.
If you give it a try, please report back. Others will appreciate the
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