Re: Pin registering...
- --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "Gerald Lange" <Bieler@...> wrote:
>[. . .]
> Going back a bit to this. Bunting Magnetics supplies, as an option,
> pin registration with its bases. It's not cheap, nor are the bases,
> nor is the device used for cutting the holes in the plate. I think
> this was commonplace in industrial practice and may be still.
> Everything has to be extra-ordinarilyBASF also had a pin registration system for their Nylospeed plates,
> precise and standardized for this to prove itself. If, with such a
> system, however, you are a point off, well, and remaining in
> deference to our DIY friends, it's pointless. :)
with plates punched and also bent over at the lead edge, and
Bunting-like base units. Of course, precision (and planning) is
required in every step from light-table to press-bed.
My own method is not quite so precise in hole location, but since
the pins themselves are individual units rather than pinbars, I can
adjust position by moving a single pin within the lockup. The pins can
also be positioned anywhere that suits the job (head, tail, sides),
for plates of various sizes. The 18 pt. x .854" high-base that holds
the pins also has the benefit of supporting plates that overhang the
--Eric Holub, SF