RE: [PPLetterpress] Platemaking pictures
- Thanks for sharing that, Ben. That Jet A2 is a very impressive platemaker!
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From: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com on behalf of binarylevitz
Sent: Mon 1/5/2009 4:43 PM
Subject: [PPLetterpress] Platemaking pictures
Happy New Year,
We have a new blog site I'd like to share - www.beastpieces.com
Here is a link to our blog with a photographic run down of our
It is a Jet A2 platemaker with plastic back polymer.
Studio On Fire
1621 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis MN 55414
612 379 3000 office
612 379 3475 fax
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- Hi Ben
Nice acquisition and photo presentation.
If I may (and you know I can't help myself), some un-asked for ideas
You might want to get yourself a paper shears to cut those negatives
and plates. That will save you a great deal of time.
Especially because it seems a bit too much daylight (and UV from that
light table) is being allowed to effect the unprocessed plates. They
will begin to self-process at any given opportunity! And those
polyester-backed plates can back-expose. Little rascals. Any ambient
pre-exposure could result in problems.
I hope you are not actually looking at that UV light during exposure
and that it is just for purposes of the photo demo; that kind of UV
ain't so good for your eyes in the long run.
And last, save yourself some time and probable problems, spray flush
and sponge dry the plate while it is still on the platen. Get it into
the oven as FAST as you can.
Just some friendly advice.
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "binarylevitz" <levitz@...> wrote:
> Happy New Year,
> We have a new blog site I'd like to share - www.beastpieces.com
> Here is a link to our blog with a photographic run down of our
> platemaking process.
> It is a Jet A2 platemaker with plastic back polymer.
> Ben Levitz
> Studio On Fire
> 1621 E Hennepin Ave
> Penthouse Suite
> Minneapolis MN 55414
> 612 379 3000 office
> 612 379 3475 fax