Re: [PPLetterpress] laser printer negatives
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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