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  • Gerald Lange
    Milton Don t know if you are still looking for this: Anderson & Vreeland has a location in Australia (supplies machines, plates, etc) [also in Mexico, South
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 1, 2001
      Milton

      Don't know if you are still looking for this:

      Anderson & Vreeland has a location in Australia (supplies machines,
      plates, etc)

      [also in Mexico, South Amereica, but no outlets in Europe]

      andersonvreeland.com

      Anderson @ Vreeland Pty. Ltd.
      108-110 Canarvon Street
      Silverwater NSW
      2128 Australia
      Phone 02-9748-2577
      Fax 02-9748-2525


      --- In PPLetterpress@y..., "Milton Watkins" <milt@p...> wrote:
      > Can any body help, I have a friend that needs to know a lot more about the
      > Photopolymer process, does anybody know of a good website that he can look
      > at that gives him a good idea how it works and what you need to get started.
      >
      > Regards,
      >
      > Milton Watkins
      >
      > Ballarat Bookbinding & Specialist Printing
      > 31 Burnbank Street, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 3350.
      > Ph: +61 03 5339 3355
      > Fax: +61 03 5339 3600
      > Mobile: 0438 876 467
      > Email: ballarat@b...
      > Web page: http://www.bookbinding.com.au
    • Harold Kyle
      I was talking with a rep today about the difference between smooth and matte polymer plates. He said that the matte plates don t need as much ink to transfer
      Message 2 of 3 , Oct 2, 2001
        I was talking with a rep today about the difference between smooth
        and matte polymer plates. He said that the matte plates don't need as
        much ink to transfer their image. Printers who used fine halftone
        screens, especially with vignettes or other light tones, preferred to
        use matte plates because they experience less ink gain. He also
        mentioned that if your negative doesn't have a matte surface that the
        matte plate helps the contact in the vacuum.

        Thought I would share this information. I've gotten good results on
        both types of plates, and will try some tests when I make plates
        later this week. Have people experienced differences between the
        plates when printing text or line art? Specifically, have people
        noticed less ink squeeze on matte plates, or is the difference
        minimal?

        Harold Kyle
      • Gerald Lange
        Dear Harold Though I normally use Toyobo Printight (tip of the hat here to Tom) on occasion I will use a BASF (nyloprint) plate at .037 that has a matte
        Message 3 of 3 , Oct 2, 2001
          Dear Harold

          Though I normally use Toyobo Printight (tip of the hat here to Tom) on
          occasion I will use a BASF (nyloprint) plate at .037" that has a matte
          surface. Prints very well for detail, halftones, etc. (some picking
          with solids). Odd though in processing; stuff stinks, suds up and
          cruds up in the wash, and when you are finished it looks likes its
          not. Weird shininess at the junctures of the shoulders, very sticky
          surface, etc. Colors are Halloweenie and the material seens opaque.
          But, like I said, prints very well, somewhat expensive. Can't remember
          the stock number off hand. A long while back, Pat Reagh and Bradley
          Hutchinson both told me they prefer nyloprint to Printight. Haven't
          had much luck with Jet though I understand (could be wrong) both Jet
          and Printight are made by the Toyobo folks, or at least, the same
          manufacturer makes both brands. Been a bit hard to verify this.

          Ger


          --- In PPLetterpress@y..., Harold Kyle <harold@b...> wrote:
          > I was talking with a rep today about the difference between smooth
          > and matte polymer plates. He said that the matte plates don't need as
          > much ink to transfer their image. Printers who used fine halftone
          > screens, especially with vignettes or other light tones, preferred to
          > use matte plates because they experience less ink gain. He also
          > mentioned that if your negative doesn't have a matte surface that the
          > matte plate helps the contact in the vacuum.
          >
          > Thought I would share this information. I've gotten good results on
          > both types of plates, and will try some tests when I make plates
          > later this week. Have people experienced differences between the
          > plates when printing text or line art? Specifically, have people
          > noticed less ink squeeze on matte plates, or is the difference
          > minimal?
          >
          > Harold Kyle
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