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  • engrossersscript@aol.com
    I am helping a dear friend of mine do her invitation. We want to do letterpress (though I dnt have one I am able to use the ones at the Printing Museum and
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      I am helping a dear friend of mine do her invitation. We want to do letterpress (though I dnt have one I am able to use the ones at the Printing Museum and also a good friend of mine has two that are run with motors. I have never done anything like this before and I should of thought about this before offering. I know I need a plate, she also wants something embossed on them and we will also do the envelopes.... can ANY ONE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me with this project or give me any ideas? I have asked a few of the member of the Museum and noone has returned my emails or calls.... =( I have lots of time the wedding is not till next year but I want to start working on this asap so I dnt rush it! Any ideas or comments please feel free and thank you all talented printers =)

      Leenah
      www.thevintagehand.com


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    • Harold Kyle
      OK I was confused by this thread, and talked with Matthew off-list. Apparently he has a Bunting base, which is 0.858, as we do mention on our website. That
      Message 2 of 28 , Dec 9, 2009
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        OK I was confused by this thread, and talked with Matthew off-list.
        Apparently he has a Bunting base, which is 0.858, as we do mention on our
        website. That much is correct. I thought mistakenly he was referring to our
        Deep Relief base. He is also apparently ordering 152SB steel backed plates
        but I can't see how they would be thicker than 0.060. He's going to test
        them with another measuring tool and report back.

        Sorry for the confusion!
        Harold

        On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 10:34 AM, Harold Kyle <harold@...> wrote:

        > Matthew:
        >
        > Our records show that you purchased KF152, which measures 0.060 but ships
        > with 0.004 film adhesive. This means the plate should measure 0.064 thick.
        > Is your plate transparent or does it have a rigid metal back? Transparent
        > means KF152.
        >
        > I couldn't find a base purchase under your name in our system, which I
        > would need to get the exact measurements of your base. I would be astonished
        > if we shipped a 0.8585" base, which is way out of spec. The actual thickness
        > should be 0.0853 +/- 0.001. Can you share with me the serial number stamped
        > on the side?
        >
        > I don't see reference to 0.858" as the base thickness on boxcarpress.com,
        > but I do see this height mentioned incorrectly on some other websites. I'll
        > write to them to clarify in order to avoid any future confusion. The correct
        > height is 0.853".
        >
        > Thanks
        > Harold
        >
        > On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 9:40 AM, matthew lamoureux <lamsland@...>wrote:
        >
        >>
        >>
        >> Next time I'm there I'm going to bring my table top micrometer. It's an
        >> extremely precise dial caliper mounted on a stand. The thing that's
        >> bothering me is we
        >> ordered the base ground to Boxcar's specs listed on their site, .858".
        >> The hand held dial caliper reads .8585". We measured the base and plate
        >> together while the base was locked in the chase, which was a bit tricky, but
        >> checked it a couple of times and got .922". Without actually measuring the
        >> plate alone that would mean the plate was .0635" - .064". Why would the
        >> plates be .004" higher than what's listed on the site for 152SB?
        >>
        >> ________________________________
        >>
        >> A thinner plate ia indicated; If you are using a 152 go to a 145.
        >> --Eric Holub, SF
        >>
        >> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        >>
        >>
        >>
        >
        >
        >
        > --
        > ---
        > Boxcar Press
        > 501 W. Fayette St. #222
        > Syracuse, NY 13204
        > www.boxcarpress.com
        >



        --
        ---
        Boxcar Press
        501 W. Fayette St. #222
        Syracuse, NY 13204
        www.boxcarpress.com


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      • Edgar Weber
        Where are you? ________________________________ From: engrossersscript@aol.com To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com Sent: Wed,
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          Where are you?




          ________________________________
          From: "engrossersscript@..." <engrossersscript@...>
          To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Wed, December 9, 2009 8:02:43 AM
          Subject: [PPLetterpress] Help with Paper Stock and Letterpressing! =(

           


          I am helping a dear friend of mine do her invitation. We want to do letterpress (though I dnt have one I am able to use the ones at the Printing Museum and also a good friend of mine has two that are run with motors. I have never done anything like this before and I should of thought about this before offering. I know I need a plate, she also wants something embossed on them and we will also do the envelopes... . can ANY ONE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me with this project or give me any ideas? I have asked a few of the member of the Museum and noone has returned my emails or calls.... =( I have lots of time the wedding is not till next year but I want to start working on this asap so I dnt rush it! Any ideas or comments please feel free and thank you all talented printers =)

          Leenah
          www.thevintagehand. com

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        • Scott Rubel
          What kinds of forces does it take to make a steel plate on a Bunting base move? Even with all the relational physics answers posted earlier, once the plate
          Message 4 of 28 , Dec 9, 2009
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            What kinds of forces does it take to make a steel plate on a Bunting
            base move? Even with all the relational physics answers posted earlier,
            once the plate gets over a few inches I can't imagine how it could move.

            --Scott

            Harold Kyle wrote:
            > OK I was confused by this thread, and talked with Matthew off-list.
            > Apparently he has a Bunting base, which is 0.858, as we do mention on our
            > website. That much is correct. I thought mistakenly he was referring to our
            > Deep Relief base. He is also apparently ordering 152SB steel backed plates
            > but I can't see how they would be thicker than 0.060. He's going to test
            > them with another measuring tool and report back.
            >
            > Sorry for the confusion!
            > Harold
            >
            > On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 10:34 AM, Harold Kyle <harold@...> wrote:
            >
            >
            >> Matthew:
            >>
            >> Our records show that you purchased KF152, which measures 0.060 but ships
            >> with 0.004 film adhesive. This means the plate should measure 0.064 thick.
            >> Is your plate transparent or does it have a rigid metal back? Transparent
            >> means KF152.
            >>
            >> I couldn't find a base purchase under your name in our system, which I
            >> would need to get the exact measurements of your base. I would be astonished
            >> if we shipped a 0.8585" base, which is way out of spec. The actual thickness
            >> should be 0.0853 +/- 0.001. Can you share with me the serial number stamped
            >> on the side?
            >>
            >> I don't see reference to 0.858" as the base thickness on boxcarpress.com,
            >> but I do see this height mentioned incorrectly on some other websites. I'll
            >> write to them to clarify in order to avoid any future confusion. The correct
            >> height is 0.853".
            >>
            >> Thanks
            >> Harold
            >>
            >> On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 9:40 AM, matthew lamoureux <lamsland@...>wrote:
            >>
            >>
            >>> Next time I'm there I'm going to bring my table top micrometer. It's an
            >>> extremely precise dial caliper mounted on a stand. The thing that's
            >>> bothering me is we
            >>> ordered the base ground to Boxcar's specs listed on their site, .858".
            >>> The hand held dial caliper reads .8585". We measured the base and plate
            >>> together while the base was locked in the chase, which was a bit tricky, but
            >>> checked it a couple of times and got .922". Without actually measuring the
            >>> plate alone that would mean the plate was .0635" - .064". Why would the
            >>> plates be .004" higher than what's listed on the site for 152SB?
            >>>
            >>> ________________________________
            >>>
            >>> A thinner plate ia indicated; If you are using a 152 go to a 145.
            >>> --Eric Holub, SF
            >>>
            >>> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
            >>>
            >>>
            >>>
            >>>
            >>
            >> --
            >> ---
            >> Boxcar Press
            >> 501 W. Fayette St. #222
            >> Syracuse, NY 13204
            >> www.boxcarpress.com
            >>
            >>
          • matthew lamoureux
            Harold, I just found out the two jobs I ve been talking about might already be at boxcar for plating. They would be coming from The R. Frank Printing Company,
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              Harold,
              I just found out the two jobs I've been talking about might already be at boxcar for plating. They would be coming from The R. Frank Printing Company, his email is richard.frank@... and they are being made/paid for by Wild BIll in Middletown Connecticut. I don't know what they both are but one I'm sure is a pink and black poster for wood stock. It has a guitar with a bird sitting on it.

              If these aren't already made please hold off until I can get this figured out. If they are made don't sweat it I'll look into pinning the plates.

              Matthew "LAMMY" Lamoureux
              Full Metal Press - Operis servo a specialis nundinae


              Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.
              Thomas Jefferson


              When Benjamin Franklin exited the Constitutional Convention, he was asked by a woman, "Sir, what have you given us?" He replied, "A Republic, Ma'am, if you can keep it".



              ----- Original Message ----
              From: Harold Kyle <harold@...>
              To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Wed, December 9, 2009 12:58:02 PM
              Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Plate walking

              OK I was confused by this thread, and talked with Matthew off-list.
              Apparently he has a Bunting base, which is 0.858, as we do mention on our
              website. That much is correct. I thought mistakenly he was referring to our
              Deep Relief base. He is also apparently ordering 152SB steel backed plates
              but I can't see how they would be thicker than 0.060. He's going to test
              them with another measuring tool and report back.

              Sorry for the confusion!
              Harold

              On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 10:34 AM, Harold Kyle <harold@...> wrote:

              > Matthew:
              >
              > Our records show that you purchased KF152, which measures 0.060 but ships
              > with 0.004 film adhesive. This means the plate should measure 0.064 thick.
              > Is your plate transparent or does it have a rigid metal back? Transparent
              > means KF152.
              >
              > I couldn't find a base purchase under your name in our system, which I
              > would need to get the exact measurements of your base. I would be astonished
              > if we shipped a 0.8585" base, which is way out of spec. The actual thickness
              > should be 0.0853 +/- 0.001. Can you share with me the serial number stamped
              > on the side?
              >
              > I don't see reference to 0.858" as the base thickness on boxcarpress.com,
              > but I do see this height mentioned incorrectly on some other websites. I'll
              > write to them to clarify in order to avoid any future confusion. The correct
              > height is 0.853".
              >
              > Thanks
              > Harold
              >
              > On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 9:40 AM, matthew lamoureux <lamsland@...>wrote:
              >
              >>
              >>
              >> Next time I'm there I'm going to bring my table top micrometer. It's an
              >> extremely precise dial caliper mounted on a stand. The thing that's
              >> bothering me is we
              >> ordered the base ground to Boxcar's specs listed on their site, .858".
              >> The hand held dial caliper reads .8585". We measured the base and plate
              >> together while the base was locked in the chase, which was a bit tricky, but
              >> checked it a couple of times and got .922". Without actually measuring the
              >> plate alone that would mean the plate was .0635" - .064". Why would the
              >> plates be .004" higher than what's listed on the site for 152SB?
              >>
              >> ________________________________
              >>
              >> A thinner plate ia indicated; If you are using a 152 go to a 145.
              >> --Eric Holub, SF
              >>
              >> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
              >>
              >>
              >>
              >
              >
              >
              > --
              > ---
              > Boxcar Press
              > 501 W. Fayette St. #222
              > Syracuse, NY 13204
              > www.boxcarpress.com
              >



              --
              ---
              Boxcar Press
              501 W. Fayette St. #222
              Syracuse, NY 13204
              www.boxcarpress.com


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            • engrossersscript@aol.com
              I am in Houston, Tx =( ... From: Edgar Weber To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com Sent: Wed, Dec 9, 2009 1:32 pm Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress]
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                I am in Houston, Tx =(






                -----Original Message-----
                From: Edgar Weber <elweber@...>
                To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
                Sent: Wed, Dec 9, 2009 1:32 pm
                Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Help with Paper Stock and Letterpressing! =(




                Where are you?

                ________________________________
                From: "engrossersscript@..." <engrossersscript@...>
                To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
                Sent: Wed, December 9, 2009 8:02:43 AM
                Subject: [PPLetterpress] Help with Paper Stock and Letterpressing! =(



                I am helping a dear friend of mine do her invitation. We want to do letterpress (though I dnt have one I am able to use the ones at the Printing Museum and also a good friend of mine has two that are run with motors. I have never done anything like this before and I should of thought about this before offering. I know I need a plate, she also wants something embossed on them and we will also do the envelopes... . can ANY ONE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me with this project or give me any ideas? I have asked a few of the member of the Museum and noone has returned my emails or calls.... =( I have lots of time the wedding is not till next year but I want to start working on this asap so I dnt rush it! Any ideas or comments please feel free and thank you all talented printers =)

                Leenah
                www.thevintagehand. com

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              • Peter Fraterdeus
                Hi Leenah Don t know what the Museum offers, but it sounds to me like you should consider taking a couple of classes to figure out what you ve gotten yourself
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                  Hi Leenah

                  Don't know what the Museum offers, but it sounds to me like you should
                  consider taking a couple of classes to figure out what you've gotten
                  yourself into. Your enthusiasm is commendable, but unfortunately, it
                  takes a good bit more than that to be a printer. :-)

                  Embossing requires two 'plates' -- dies, really, which have to be
                  perfectly matched and registered.
                  It's possible (see John Henry's demos here and there) to make the
                  'positive' die with a fast setting epoxy, but again, requires a good
                  bit of trial and error, no doubt.

                  To ask members of the Museum to volunteer to "help", which means
                  essentially taking you on as an apprentice, might just possibly be a
                  bit too much to ask... which may perhaps be why you're not getting a
                  lot of response...

                  There's an enormous amount of very good information available online,
                  including the archives of this list, briarpress.org, etc etc etc. Many
                  of us began without any instruction at all, except that provided by
                  the laws of physics, common sense, and the odd golden nugget provided
                  by those who rarely repeat themselves...

                  The first 'rule' of asking for help is to do your homework, and ask
                  specific, well-considered questions!
                  (That's true of anything, whether letterpress, web design, rocket
                  science, or quantum theory!)

                  So, perhaps either take some classes, or get ready to pay somebody to
                  do the printing, and ask nicely if you can watch while they do it!

                  Good luck!

                  :-)

                  PF

                  PS, finally, "Letterpress" is a noun, there's a verb for what it does,
                  which is "Printing" ;-)



                  On 9 Dec 2009, at 3:39 PM, engrossersscript@... wrote:
                  >
                  > From: "engrossersscript@..." <engrossersscript@...>
                  > To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
                  > Sent: Wed, December 9, 2009 8:02:43 AM
                  > Subject: [PPLetterpress] Help with Paper Stock and Letterpressing! =(
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > I am helping a dear friend of mine do her invitation. We want to do
                  > letterpress (though I dnt have one I am able to use the ones at the
                  > Printing Museum and also a good friend of mine has two that are run
                  > with motors. I have never done anything like this before and I
                  > should of thought about this before offering. I know I need a plate,
                  > she also wants something embossed on them and we will also do the
                  > envelopes... . can ANY ONE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me with this
                  > project or give me any ideas? I have asked a few of the member of
                  > the Museum and noone has returned my emails or calls.... =( I have
                  > lots of time the wedding is not till next year but I want to start
                  > working on this asap so I dnt rush it! Any ideas or comments please
                  > feel free and thank you all talented printers =)
                  >
                  > Leenah
                  > www.thevintagehand. com

                  Peter Fraterdeus
                  Exquisite Letterpress from Slow Print Studios
                  http://slowprint.com/
                • Harold Kyle
                  I should mention the plates can move out of register on Vandercooks as well. Cylinder presses can move steel backed plates out of register during deep
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                    I should mention the plates can move out of register on Vandercooks as well.
                    Cylinder presses can move steel backed plates out of register during deep
                    impression printing. The problem is that magnetic bases hold the plates down
                    but don't resist shearing well. This was the genesis for our Boxcar Base and
                    plastic backed plates in the first place ten years ago. Since many printers
                    resort to adhesives to hold their plates in place (even on Bunting Bases),
                    we figured we could just do away with the magnet and use an adhesive that
                    works--one that resists shearing. We run our plastic backed plates on a
                    Heidelberg Cylinder (long multi-color runs) and on Vandercooks and have
                    never had this problem.

                    I hope this helps,
                    Harold


                    On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 2:57 PM, Scott Rubel <scott@...> wrote:

                    >
                    >
                    > What kinds of forces does it take to make a steel plate on a Bunting
                    > base move? Even with all the relational physics answers posted earlier,
                    > once the plate gets over a few inches I can't imagine how it could move.
                    >
                    > --Scott
                    >
                    >
                    > Harold Kyle wrote:
                    > > OK I was confused by this thread, and talked with Matthew off-list.
                    > > Apparently he has a Bunting base, which is 0.858, as we do mention on our
                    > > website. That much is correct. I thought mistakenly he was referring to
                    > our
                    > > Deep Relief base. He is also apparently ordering 152SB steel backed
                    > plates
                    > > but I can't see how they would be thicker than 0.060. He's going to test
                    > > them with another measuring tool and report back.
                    > >
                    > > Sorry for the confusion!
                    > > Harold
                    > >
                    > > On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 10:34 AM, Harold Kyle <harold@...<harold%40boxcarpress.com>>
                    > wrote:
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >> Matthew:
                    > >>
                    > >> Our records show that you purchased KF152, which measures 0.060 but
                    > ships
                    > >> with 0.004 film adhesive. This means the plate should measure 0.064
                    > thick.
                    > >> Is your plate transparent or does it have a rigid metal back?
                    > Transparent
                    > >> means KF152.
                    > >>
                    > >> I couldn't find a base purchase under your name in our system, which I
                    > >> would need to get the exact measurements of your base. I would be
                    > astonished
                    > >> if we shipped a 0.8585" base, which is way out of spec. The actual
                    > thickness
                    > >> should be 0.0853 +/- 0.001. Can you share with me the serial number
                    > stamped
                    > >> on the side?
                    > >>
                    > >> I don't see reference to 0.858" as the base thickness on
                    > boxcarpress.com,
                    > >> but I do see this height mentioned incorrectly on some other websites.
                    > I'll
                    > >> write to them to clarify in order to avoid any future confusion. The
                    > correct
                    > >> height is 0.853".
                    > >>
                    > >> Thanks
                    > >> Harold
                    > >>
                    > >> On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 9:40 AM, matthew lamoureux <lamsland@...<lamsland%40yahoo.com>
                    > >wrote:
                    > >>
                    > >>
                    > >>> Next time I'm there I'm going to bring my table top micrometer. It's an
                    > >>> extremely precise dial caliper mounted on a stand. The thing that's
                    > >>> bothering me is we
                    > >>> ordered the base ground to Boxcar's specs listed on their site, .858".
                    > >>> The hand held dial caliper reads .8585". We measured the base and plate
                    > >>> together while the base was locked in the chase, which was a bit
                    > tricky, but
                    > >>> checked it a couple of times and got .922". Without actually measuring
                    > the
                    > >>> plate alone that would mean the plate was .0635" - .064". Why would the
                    > >>> plates be .004" higher than what's listed on the site for 152SB?
                    > >>>
                    > >>> ________________________________
                    > >>>
                    > >>> A thinner plate ia indicated; If you are using a 152 go to a 145.
                    > >>> --Eric Holub, SF
                    > >>>
                    > >>> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                    > >>>
                    > >>>
                    > >>>
                    > >>>
                    > >>
                    > >> --
                    >
                    > >> ---
                    > >> Boxcar Press
                    > >> 501 W. Fayette St. #222
                    > >> Syracuse, NY 13204
                    > >> www.boxcarpress.com
                    > >>
                    > >>
                    >
                    >



                    --
                    ---
                    Boxcar Press
                    501 W. Fayette St. #222
                    Syracuse, NY 13204
                    www.boxcarpress.com


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                  • Ph.D.
                    A couple of years ago, one of my students wanted to try embossing. We had a 1/4-inch copper die made at Owosso, then we used auto body filler (Bondo) to make a
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                      A couple of years ago, one of my students wanted to try
                      embossing. We had a 1/4-inch copper die made at Owosso,
                      then we used auto body filler (Bondo) to make a counter
                      die. Everything worked the first time, and the embosssing
                      looked great.

                      --Ph. D.


                      ----- Original Message -----
                      From: Peter Fraterdeus
                      To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
                      Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 6:39 PM
                      Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Help with Paper Stock and Letterpressing! =(


                      Embossing requires two 'plates' -- dies, really, which have to be
                      perfectly matched and registered.
                      It's possible (see John Henry's demos here and there) to make the
                      'positive' die with a fast setting epoxy, but again, requires a good
                      bit of trial and error, no doubt.




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                    • engrossersscript@aol.com
                      Thanks Peter for the kind email. English is my second language so thanks for the lesson as well. Some people have been to help me through this group. Yes u are
                      Message 10 of 28 , Dec 10, 2009
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                        Thanks Peter for the kind email. English is my second language so thanks for the lesson as well. Some people have been to help me through this group. Yes u are right perhaps it was too much for the members to ask for help.

                        Leenah
                        Houston, Tx



                        -----Original Message-----
                        From: Peter Fraterdeus <peterf@...>
                        To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
                        Sent: Wed, Dec 9, 2009 5:39 pm
                        Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Help with Paper Stock and Letterpressing! =(




                        Hi Leenah

                        Don't know what the Museum offers, but it sounds to me like you should
                        consider taking a couple of classes to figure out what you've gotten
                        yourself into. Your enthusiasm is commendable, but unfortunately, it
                        takes a good bit more than that to be a printer. :-)

                        Embossing requires two 'plates' -- dies, really, which have to be
                        perfectly matched and registered.
                        It's possible (see John Henry's demos here and there) to make the
                        'positive' die with a fast setting epoxy, but again, requires a good
                        bit of trial and error, no doubt.

                        To ask members of the Museum to volunteer to "help", which means
                        essentially taking you on as an apprentice, might just possibly be a
                        bit too much to ask... which may perhaps be why you're not getting a
                        lot of response...

                        There's an enormous amount of very good information available online,
                        including the archives of this list, briarpress.org, etc etc etc. Many
                        of us began without any instruction at all, except that provided by
                        the laws of physics, common sense, and the odd golden nugget provided
                        by those who rarely repeat themselves...

                        The first 'rule' of asking for help is to do your homework, and ask
                        specific, well-considered questions!
                        (That's true of anything, whether letterpress, web design, rocket
                        science, or quantum theory!)

                        So, perhaps either take some classes, or get ready to pay somebody to
                        do the printing, and ask nicely if you can watch while they do it!

                        Good luck!

                        :-)

                        PF

                        PS, finally, "Letterpress" is a noun, there's a verb for what it does,
                        which is "Printing" ;-)

                        On 9 Dec 2009, at 3:39 PM, engrossersscript@... wrote:
                        >
                        > From: "engrossersscript@..." <engrossersscript@...>
                        > To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
                        > Sent: Wed, December 9, 2009 8:02:43 AM
                        > Subject: [PPLetterpress] Help with Paper Stock and Letterpressing! =(
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > I am helping a dear friend of mine do her invitation. We want to do
                        > letterpress (though I dnt have one I am able to use the ones at the
                        > Printing Museum and also a good friend of mine has two that are run
                        > with motors. I have never done anything like this before and I
                        > should of thought about this before offering. I know I need a plate,
                        > she also wants something embossed on them and we will also do the
                        > envelopes... . can ANY ONE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me with this
                        > project or give me any ideas? I have asked a few of the member of
                        > the Museum and noone has returned my emails or calls.... =( I have
                        > lots of time the wedding is not till next year but I want to start
                        > working on this asap so I dnt rush it! Any ideas or comments please
                        > feel free and thank you all talented printers =)
                        >
                        > Leenah
                        > www.thevintagehand. com

                        Peter Fraterdeus
                        Exquisite Letterpress from Slow Print Studios
                        http://slowprint.com/







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                      • matthew lamoureux
                        Here s photos of the caliper measurements and repacking results. It s just the first few photos.
                        Message 11 of 28 , Jan 2, 2010
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                          Here's photos of the caliper measurements and repacking results. It's just the first few photos.

                          http://s211.photobucket.com/albums/bb91/Lammys_album/Letterpress/

                          The basic conclusion I've come to is based on the amount of packing I need to get a good solid print the plates and the bases are just fine. I'm thinking I can't put enough pressure on the plate and base together to get a good reading, otherwise I have no idea why it reads so high. With enough pressure I got the bases and plates to read .858 and .060 respectively. The final reading for the packing and stock was .048, just .001 over what it should be. Even at the correct height of everything I still have the issue with the plate sliding on the base. Taping all four sides of the plate to the chase/ base/ furniture stopped this.

                          Matthew "LAMMY" Lamoureux
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