Re: PP MAchine Reviews & Insights
You might also want to investigate used or reconditioned machines:
Links > Materials, supplies, equipment > Used photopolymer platemaking
Both A&V and QDPP always seem to have listings.
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "jamesdissette"
> I want to thank everyone for their input regarding the pp machines,
> including Gerald's correction on calling it a "ppl" machine. I've
> grown accustomed to looking at the term "photopolymer" phonetically
> and holding onto the "L"
> An A nd V rep is sending me information on the Orbital X (and yes, the
> Cosmo is a flex machine) and pricing to compare with Jets. And Gerald,
> yes, I understand the continual costs of raw plastic. In light of a
> project coming up for us, however, ( a 2-volume set of books, each
> 1,000 pages), to job it out would cost upward of $60,000. No matter
> what, we'd save even if that's the last long pp job we had. It's not
> our intention to go into commercial pp business~that's the last thing
> I need. However, most of our projects seem to be getting hefty.
> Parts and service for any of the machines is a concern, of course, and
> US manufactured machines, I would hope, are easier to service than
> those manufactured elsewhere.
> So I thank all of you for your help and focus on this matter and I
> will keep you updated with any new inofrmation I discover during the
> Jim Dissette
> Chester River Press