Re: [PPLetterpress] No ink on plates
- Good for you, Shelly!
You¹ll find that as a printer you become very creative in finding solutions
so such problems as these, and thank you for sharing. I for one had no idea
that you needed to raise your rails quite so high. Like many of the
responders to your post, I was thinking of a very small thickness, such as
the thickness of a piece of masking tape. If your magnetic strips were about
1/8², and you had to use two of them, you must have needed something like
1/4² of adjustment, which is way out. Sounds like your roller trucks are
wrong, or your rollers are too large in diameter. I suggest you might check
with NA Graphics to get the right ones.
In any case, congrats on your solution!
Ars Brevis Press
on 3/3/05 12:46 AM, Shelly Monte at thebookcenter@... wrote:
> Hi there, it¹s Shelly again. After some attempts to mentally accept the[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> suggestions to raise the rollers or raise the rails, using tape or other
> such things, I luckily happened on a very nice solution. I admit a love for
> this old machine and would like to keep it looking really pretty. Anyway, I
> was in the shop and found a few long strips of magnetic material. They had
> been used to mount a sign on something years ago. I cleaned them off, cut
> them to a length and width to match the same measurement as the rails, and
> let them hold themselves in place. It took two strips of this magnetic
> material on each side to reach the desired height. The strips are about
> 1/8² thick or so. There was a tiny bit of creeping after a long job run. I
> didn¹t have to stop during the printing to adjust anything. So I would say
> that the solution worked quite well. To make it real sure proof, I could
> put some double adhesive down, and I¹m sure they wouldn¹t move at all .
> There was absolutely no ink on the base or where it should not be on the
> plate. The real happy ending is that you would never even notice anything
> being makeshift if you were to closely observe the press. The metal
> magnetic strips blend right in on the press. I think that for me the focus
> to raise the rails made a bit more sense than to raise the rollers. The
> only reason why I thought that was because the rails move less than the
> rollers and I assumed they would have less friction and less trouble to find
> a solution. Anyway, thanks for all of the suggestions and support.
> A Happy Printing Day,
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