Re: [PPLetterpress] laser printer negatives
- Hello, Brian: Resistance is futile. Have your negs made by a service bureau.
The time you spend messing around trying to get a real neg from alternative
methods would be better spent putting ink on paper. Film well done is money
A minor aside: There are shift keys at your disposal just below each of your
little fingers. The upper case was invented for a good reason.
- I have used a similar product for offset platemaking using Agfa Laserlink
film in my laser printer. It works very well for this but I doubt very much
if it would blacken up the neg enough for the longer exposures required for
>y Laser Buddy (used in serigraphy). Makes the toner
> darker. Actually works, but because its a spray on I wonder if you can
> get even coverage. Have a can here and it really does pop up the toner
> but seemingly at the expense of the translucent areas.
At Otis we use an HP 8000 to print our negs on "laser film" from Kelly Paper
(used for screenprinting usually). There are 2 thicknesses, and the thinnest
(.003) works the best with the least warping (important only if you are doing
tight registration). To make them opaque, we spray them with "laser-buddy"
(http://laserbuddy.com/), use a blowdryer for fast drying, and with some
practice, they work great. (Not as good as service beaureau, but so much
Brian Molanphy wrote:
> we use a polimero a3 with gene becker's ms-158 plates. now we are trying to
> make negatives in-house. our laser printer is xante accel-a-writer 8300, and
> we just purchased from xante a 'filmstar' fim developer. print a
> transparency or translucency on the laser printer, then pass it thru the
> filmstar, and voila, the black parts are as opaque a a neg from the service
> bureau. but, in fact, the neg isn't as black as a service bureau neg. one
> test plate was a mess, the second is ok. anybody have one of these things?
> xante tech support has been helpful, but i would also like the view from the
> polymer plate crowd.
> thanks, brian
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