Re: Copper Engravings
- Hi all;
I HAD to jump in the fray here after seeing all the posts on copper!
We've used copper exclusively in our shop for years now, and find it
economical, long lasting, and the best quality. We use it for
letterpress printing, foil stamping & embossing.
Metal Magic in Phoenix AZ makes a 20" engraving (1/4") for $37. Their
customer service & file handling is superior in my opinion. Website
is http://www.metalmagic.com/ Although all of our letterpress
engravings are 1/4", I believe they still make a 16 gauge type high
wood mount. Film is included in the cost, and I get a proof faxed to
me upon request. (I can't open all the files I get; but they usually
can.) They are wonderful.
If we need a disposable plate (magnesium), I use Central Michigan
Engravers, (517) 485-5865. Cost is sigificantly less than Owosso; 1
caveat; file handling is less than perfect; I have to send camera
ready copy, or a tiff file.
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "Gerald Lange" <bieler@w...>
> Hi Matselse
> Yeah, "etsade kopparklichéer" works for me. Apparently no one
> uses copper though!?! Very receptive to ink, very fine detail,easily
> the match for photopolymer (especially today with imagesetterfilm
> without the camera problems of the past in the way), but very, verythe
> I've since discovered (through Google) easily a half-a-dozen
> grandfathered copper photoengravers still about in the US!!!
> > I think Gerald referred to copper photoengravings, which would be
> > copper variety of zinc- and magnesia photoengravings. I see thatyou are
> > Swedish, so that would be "etsade zink- och magnesiumklichéer"in
> > Swedish.-
> > Some people prefer to use copper photoengravings ("etsade
> > kopparklichéer") rather than zinc- or magnesia photoengravings
> > printing, foil stamping, or embossing/debossing.
> > All the best,
> > Mats Broberg