Re: [PPLetterpress] photopolymer plate maker
- Hi Kim,
I think you've exhaused the supply for the East Bay. Try:
SF Center for the Book (up to A4)
Regis Poly Plates in Oceansice http://www.regispolyplates.com
> RoderickKimberly Vanderheiden <paintedtongue@...> wrote:
I'm new to the photopolymer list. I have studio in Oakland, California,
with a Griffin etching press, a Vandercook 4, and soon to have a
Heidleberg Windmill. I like to incorporate letterpress into my
printmaking, and work with photopolymer plates both on the letterpress
and etching press. A few years back, I started taking up wedding
invitation and stationery side jobs to support my art habit, and work
with those jobs has grown steadily (hence the imminent arrival of the
Heidleberg.) Like others in this business, I print these jobs from
Lately, my frequent need for plates has been outstripping my resources
for having them made. I can't afford my own plate maker yet. Right now
I'm working on paying for that new press, and , well, one thing at a
time. My current plate maker does an excellent job, but isn't always
available. My back up was also very good, but difficult for me to get
to, and also just raised rates considerably.
So, can anyone recommend a reliable photopolymer plate maker in the San
Francisco Bay Area, preferably East Bay?
I just discovered Boxcar Press in New York, which seems to make and
ship them, and looks like a good place to try out. But in this case, I
have three 12x16" sheets of film already made up, and for Boxcar to
have made sense, I would have sent files to them for them to output the
film in New York.
So far, for the bay area, I know about M&H, One Heart Press, & Digger
Pine Press. Bay Island Press used to do it, but doesn't any longer. Any
The Painted Tongue Press
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