Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Split fountain effect on Heidelberg Windmill 10x15
- I don't think the wood is going to do anything to the steel honestly. It's not like I use them for weeks on end in the same place either. If they were made of a metal of some sort I could see them having a felt where they contact the fountain roller.Matthew "LAMMY" Lamoureux
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- Thanks :)
I believe this can be a good solution.
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "KalleP" <kalle@...> wrote:
> Found a interesting patent granted to Heidelberg that illustrated a ink saver that might be used as inspiration. It is intended to strip the ink away from outside the printing area but could be used to strip it from the center portion where the occilating roller would mix the colours. I think it was for ofset presses but the idea may work.
> As for the wedges in the fountain, if there are any steel plates perhaps strong magnets could be used to keep the wood wedges in place.
> > > What about the Baldwin method? More details please :)
> > This was an attachment that pressed a small blade against an ink drum or metal roller. It would continually strip off the ink, so no buildup and no mixing. Probably it was never made for the Windmill, I am just pointing out another possibile solution.
> > Baldwin made all kinds of press attachments, including fountain dividers and washup devices.
> > --Eric Holub, SF