Re: Thursday, 11/29
- Dear Terry
Might be something wrong with the way your email is configured as when
I click on the URL to Strange Ross's website it pops right up.
I don't recall the reference to _Digital Book Design and Publishing_
by Douglas Holleley as posted on this list. At any rate, it can be ordered
direct from the author at
or from the Cary Graphic Arts Press at
The post regarding hot stamping with photopolymer did not appear on
this list. Was posted a bit back on Book_Arts-L by Harold Kyle. Very
good, up to date info. Hopefully he will repost it here!
Sorry, I don't know of any Bay area resources for used printmaking
presses. You might try the San Francisco Bay Area Letterpress Guild at
--- In PPLetterpress@y..., "RICHARD HORRIGAN" <PROTEANPRESS@w...>
> Dear Ger--
> I cannot get the page below to display. Nor have I had any luck with Cary's
> address (I get the message "file cannot be found"); maybe it's my computer?
> Nor can I get the info about printing hot stamping using polymer. (Same
> message.) Were they only up temporarily and I missed it?
> I would like a copy of both your new book (though I haven't yet contacted
> Bieler Press) and of the one you use in your class (though I also haven't
> requested it from anyone yet).
> Do you know of a "local" producer of small etching presses?
> Affectionately, Terry
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Gerald Lange <bieler@w...>
> To: <PPLetterpress@y...>
> Sent: Friday, November 23, 2001 9:33 PM
> Subject: [PPLetterpress] Re: Happy Thanksgiving + 1
> > Dear Terry
> > Here's one of the leads on P2 printmaking.
> > http://www.psy.ku.dk/ross/
> > Ger
> > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
- Sorry it's taken a while to re-post the polymer foil stamping info--
busy week. This is what I posted a month or two back to
Book_Arts-L on the subject:
They work alright when used at the leisurely pace of Kwik-prints,
Kingsleys, and Kensols. They aren't suited for foil stamping at
high speeds (say, in Kluges) because they take too long to re-
heat between impressions. You can mount them with pressure-
sensitive adhesive onto a brass bar stock (or similar material) to
fit them in the chase.
If anyone is interested, I sell raw plates, adhesive, and custom
sizes of brass bar stock. The water-wash polymer I use and sell,
made by Jet, costs $32 for an A4 (8.25x11.75) steel-backed plate
with .037 face relief and "Super Hard" 90 Shore D Hardness.
They can take temperatures up to 360 degress F, whereas the
less expensive letterpress plates delaminate around 280. The
polymer is the same material, but it has a different adhesive
holding it to the steel backing. Contact me off-list for further
information on any of these products.
If you're not set up for making photopolymer plates, then I can
process plates as well. I charge a $25 minimum or $0.80/
square inch for hot foil plates (compared to $0.55 for letterpress
I'm producing my 2002 catalog which lists these services in
more detail. My products are mainly for the digital letterpress
printer. Contact me if you'd like to receive a copy when it's ready
later this year.
If anyone has additional questions, please let me know.