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Re: [PPLetterpress] re: [Boston makeready]

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  • Edgar Weber
    The old pressmen I knew called patches on top of the drawsheet Chicago makeready .  They were mostly from more respectable parts of the Midwest & tended
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      The old pressmen I knew called patches on top of the drawsheet
      "Chicago makeready".  They were mostly from more respectable parts of the Midwest & tended to make disparaging remarks about Chicago.
       
        Ed Weber


      From: Eric <Megalonyx@...>
      To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tue, June 22, 2010 10:04:14 AM
      Subject: [PPLetterpress] re: [Boston makeready]

       



      --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, Gary Marc Remson <ah293@...> wrote:

      > I seem to remember from somewhere in
      > the recess of my mind that putting packing behind the chase/type is
      > called a "Boston Makeready". Can anyone confirm that term?

      Not sure about Boston Makeready (might be a NY pejorative), but here in SF, putting patches on top of the drawsheet was sometimes called LA Makeready. Perhaps in LA it was called SF Makeready?
      Many printing instruction sources refer to underlaying form elements to bring them to type-height, especially in reference to wood-mounted plates, a notoriously variable material. And printers have long used torn pieces of paper and a bit of spit to hold the paper behind the form on a platen press, when a specific area is low.
      --Eric Holub, SF

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