Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Screenprinting exposure table to expose photopolymers?
In principle, I agree with you, but please understand that the context might be different in other countries than US. I don't know the situation in Italy, but in the country I live in, I couldn't find any company offering platemaking services for letterpress - tried some flexography plate makers but without too much success - they use flexible plates. And if I try to have the plates done in the UK, shipping is very expensive.
Then - getting a platemaker is extremely expensive - just shipping it from Germany, let alone the US, doubles the price. So the only thing one can do here is to wait for a printer to go bankrupt and see if they have any working platemakers left ...
That's why we're printing only with type and the few zinc plates we could get from the attics of bankrupt printers (as we only had big state-owned printing companies left after 50 years of communism - no small printing shops at all).
So, what to do then? I was very inclined in finding a less expensive alternative (without being cheap) - but didn't do anything in that direction until now...
2011/1/27 bielerpr <Bieler@...>
Not to be offensive but I am going to file this similar to my folder on what scrapbooking did to the artist book, as what folks looking for the absolute cheapest way to do "letterpress" did to letterpress printing.
Christ, does anyone, anyone?, even care about quality anymore? Is anyone out there?
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, Allison Cornu <allison.cornu@...> wrote:
> YUDU! Genius Judyfunk.
> Have you ever ran into any problems with under/over exposing, or loss of small
> detail? How long do you let your plates expose for?
> I am so excited that you mentioned this process, and I can't wait to try it
> -Allison Cornu
> From: M.S. <northwoodstudio@...>
> To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Wed, January 26, 2011 5:52:00 AM> Subject: [PPLetterpress] Re: Screenprinting exposure table to expose
> HI, Fabio,
> Photopolymer responds to the same light that photoemulsion screens do, so you
> should be able to use your silkscreen exposure setup.
> We use our YUDU :~)
> http://www.northwoodstudios.us/yudu_printers.html - page links to other info
> about the Yudu system, FYI
> --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "i_goonies" <neroinferno@> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I've a screenprinting exposure table, with UV neon tubes. It has good the
> >vacuum too.
> > From what you know is possible to expose photolymers with it or do you know
> >anyone who uses it to expose photopolymers?
> > Basically an exposure system for screenprinting isn't the same thing but simply
> >bigger than a common photopolymer exposure system?
> > Thanks,
> > Fabio
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- Thank You Peter!Who Am I To Judge?tks
austin@...----- Original Message -----From: Peter FraterdeusSent: Sunday, January 30, 2011 12:45 AMSubject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Screenprinting exposure table to expose photopolymers?On 29 Jan 2011, at 11:15 PM, Michael Phillips wrote:Hmm.Austin's point (or mine) might well be that one woman's perfection is another's neurotic compulsion.And one man's sloppy presswork may be yet another's artistic freedom.And if that sloppy presswork leads, for instance, to a timely political broadside, perhaps there are more dimensions to 'truth' than any one perspective can properly describe.While I'm a big fan of immaculate presswork, it's never going to compensate for self-indulgent authors, nor indeed for bad design.However, it must be said that neither worn type nor poor plates will ever make a good impression... defined as one which could have been better with closer attention to the craft.And that no craftsperson would intentionally choose inappropriate tools if the correct ones were at hand.PF