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Re: TOK photopolymer plates

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  • bielerpr
    Claire I kind of doubt we will be seeing metal-backed digital photopolymer plates in the specific thicknesses and hardnesses required for traditional
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      Claire

      I kind of doubt we will be seeing metal-backed digital photopolymer plates in the specific thicknesses and hardnesses required for "traditional" letterpress work. DTP has been around for quite some years now and not even a nibble. Bit of a small pond we are, me thinks.

      Gerald
      http://BielerPress.blogspot.com


      --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, Claire Taylor <claire.taylor@...> wrote:
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      > We use the steel-back plates. I've near heard of these direct-to-plate digital plates. But I looked them up since you mention them up. Interesting...
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      > From: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com [PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Harold Kyle [harold@...]
      > Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 11:59 AM
      > To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: TOK photopolymer plates
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      > Claire:
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      > Yes I believe Miraclon is made by TOK. Just to clarify, you're not using direct-to-plate digital plates, are you? It's confusing between the "Miraclon DS-D" which is the digital line and the "Miraclon DS" which their conventional steel-backed plate. I don't see digital plates listed on Gene Becker's site...nor on the 11 year old price list from when Boxcar Press ordered from him. ;)
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      > Thanks
      > Harold
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      > On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 1:11 PM, Claire Taylor <claire.taylor@...<mailto:claire.taylor@...>> wrote:
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      > The plates we use in our shop are Miraclon DS 100. I don't know if it's by TOK brand on or not (I don't know if other brands sell Miraclon or not.) We purchase them from Gene Becker Photopolymer Plates, www.photopolymerplates.com<http://www.photopolymerplates.com>. They also sell Rigilon plates.
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      > -Claire
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      > Claire Taylor
      > Studio Coordinator
      > Book Arts Program
      > J. Willard Marriott Library
      > University of Utah
      > www.bookartsprogram.org<http://www.bookartsprogram.org>
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      > On Jan 20, 2011, at 9:26 AM, Harold Kyle wrote:
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      > There may be a patent issue that prohibits TOK CTP plates in the US. Does anyone know of TOK plates being sold in the US? Other brands, like BASF and Toyobo, are currently on the market, I believe. The plates are more expensive than conventional water wash plates and the equipment is rather costly as well (low six figures). But yeah, we can dream, right?
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      > Thanks
      > Harold
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      > On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 8:28 AM, i_goonies <neroinferno@...<mailto:neroinferno@...>> wrote:
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      > Here I've found something more:
      > http://www.tok-pr.com/printingmaterials/products/letter_press_ctp/
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      > However the bigger part of the letterpress printers can't afford a CTP system.
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      > Fabio
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      > --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com<mailto:PPLetterpress%40yahoogroups.com>, "bielerpr" <Bieler@> wrote:
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      > > Kalle
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      > > As far as I know, and I keep a good watch, CTP isn't quite yet there for us studio letterpress folks, and I kind of suspect it will not be. If I am wrong, and I hope I am, I suspect Boxcar Press will be the first to announce its availability.
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      > > Gerald
      > > http://BielerPress.blogspot.com<http://BielerPress.blogspot.com/>
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      > > --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com<mailto:PPLetterpress%40yahoogroups.com>, "KalleP" <kalle@> wrote:
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      > > > Hi All,
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      > > > I saw in passing that Kodak plans to purchase the TOK relief plate
      > > > devision. News release is on their site at the link below.
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      > > > www.tok.co.jp/pdf/101119_2.pdf<http://www.tok.co.jp/pdf/101119_2.pdf>
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      > > > Their range of products is also listed on the following page.
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      > > > www.tok-pr.com/printingmaterials/products/letter_press/line_up.html<http://www.tok-pr.com/printingmaterials/products/letter_press/line_up.html>
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      > > > They do a direct Computer To Plate setup that was mentioned on this list previously but I wonder how common the exposure machines are.
      > > > The micrographs of the developed plates look very precice.
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      > > > Kalle
      > > > --
      > > > Kalle Pihlajasaari
      > > > Idyllic Press, Johannesburg, South Africa
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