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Re: [PPLetterpress] Processing Boxcar's Plastic Backed Plates

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  • chuck sumner
    ... For the record: .915
    Message 1 of 15 , Nov 24, 2004
      > What I've yet to try is printing this way. A plastic plate stuck onto a
      > thin metal plate clung to a mag base.
      > I'll measure it and see what it comes out as. Could be interesting
      > though.


      For the record: .915"
    • Fritz Klinke
      You may not want to use galvanized sheet metal as an interface when printing--the zinc on the galvanized steel will be uneven and possibly make printing
      Message 2 of 15 , Nov 28, 2004
        You may not want to use galvanized sheet metal as an interface when
        printing--the zinc on the galvanized steel will be uneven and possibly make
        printing difficult or makeready a challenge. Sheet metal of accurate thickness
        is readily available.

        Fritz

        ----- Original Message -----
        From: "chuck sumner" <yahoo@...>
        To: <PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 10:51 PM
        Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Processing Boxcar's Plastic Backed Plates


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        > I use the same machine to process steel backed and plastic backed
        > plates.
        > It has a magnet on the washout units "base"
        > I bought a galvanized roofing shingle at home depot for 79 cents that I
        > stick my boxcar plates to for
        > processing. This works quite well. In fact, I've since bought several
        > more.
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        > What I've yet to try is printing this way. A plastic plate stuck onto a
        > thin metal plate clung to a mag base.
        > I'll measure it and see what it comes out as. Could be interesting
        > though.
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        > I really do process all my plates quite the same way. Perhaps a small
        > adjustment for exposure depending on detail or mood.
        > It's quite possible that all the plates I've been using are made by the
        > same factory.
        > Talk about dumb luck
        >
        > I really enjoy being able to cut post processed plastic plates with a
        > pair of scissors
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        > Chuck
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        > On Nov 22, 2004, at 7:30 PM, melristaustudio wrote:
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        > > I have been reading about Boxcar's plastic backed photopolymer system.
        > > Being quite
        > > familiar with SOLARPLATE as used in intaglio printing (a metal backed
        > > photopolymer), I
        > > am wondering if users of Boxcar materials process their own plates or
        > > if they have
        > > this done by Boxcar or do most users have a dedicated photopolymer
        > > platemaker. Unlike
        > > SOLARPLATE, Boxcar's site FAQ's indicate that their product is
        > > difficult for an individual to
        > > process effectively. Is letterpress photopolymer processing as finicky
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      • Susan Park Ryoo
        Does any one have a mag base for sale? thanks! s Fritz Klinke wrote: You may not want to use galvanized sheet metal as an interface when
        Message 3 of 15 , Nov 28, 2004
          Does any one have a mag base for sale?
          thanks!
          s

          Fritz Klinke <nagraph@...> wrote:
          You may not want to use galvanized sheet metal as an interface when
          printing--the zinc on the galvanized steel will be uneven and possibly make
          printing difficult or makeready a challenge. Sheet metal of accurate thickness
          is readily available.

          Fritz

          ----- Original Message -----
          From: "chuck sumner" <yahoo@...>
          To: <PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com>
          Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 10:51 PM
          Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Processing Boxcar's Plastic Backed Plates


          >
          > I use the same machine to process steel backed and plastic backed
          > plates.
          > It has a magnet on the washout units "base"
          > I bought a galvanized roofing shingle at home depot for 79 cents that I
          > stick my boxcar plates to for
          > processing. This works quite well. In fact, I've since bought several
          > more.
          >
          > What I've yet to try is printing this way. A plastic plate stuck onto a
          > thin metal plate clung to a mag base.
          > I'll measure it and see what it comes out as. Could be interesting
          > though.
          >
          > I really do process all my plates quite the same way. Perhaps a small
          > adjustment for exposure depending on detail or mood.
          > It's quite possible that all the plates I've been using are made by the
          > same factory.
          > Talk about dumb luck
          >
          > I really enjoy being able to cut post processed plastic plates with a
          > pair of scissors
          >
          > Chuck
          >
          > On Nov 22, 2004, at 7:30 PM, melristaustudio wrote:
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          > > I have been reading about Boxcar's plastic backed photopolymer system.
          > > Being quite
          > > familiar with SOLARPLATE as used in intaglio printing (a metal backed
          > > photopolymer), I
          > > am wondering if users of Boxcar materials process their own plates or
          > > if they have
          > > this done by Boxcar or do most users have a dedicated photopolymer
          > > platemaker. Unlike
          > > SOLARPLATE, Boxcar's site FAQ's indicate that their product is
          > > difficult for an individual to
          > > process effectively. Is letterpress photopolymer processing as finicky
          > > as Boxcar's FAQ's
          > > indicate??
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