Re: [PPLetterpress] C&P Pilot with Base
- The tape we sell for raising the rail height is removable, but it is a hard
plastic with a very effective adhesive so that the tape will not deform as
will masking tape or electrician's tape, both of which are stop-gap measures
at best. The bed rails have to be clean and free of oil and grease.
I personally think, that besides having the bed rails in the correct height
ratio to the rollers to be at type high, assuming the material being printed
is also type high, that the condition of the inking rollers is most
critical. We have rollers from platens, cylinders, Vandercooks coming in our
shop on a daily basis. It appears that most printers run their rollers into
the ground before they accept the fact that the roller is shot and has to be
replaced. We furnish new cores on most of the platen press rollers except
Kluge and Heidelberg, as new cores are straight and true, and used ones tend
to be warped. This is picked up on the finishing equipment in a roller shop
where the final grind is done on what is essentially a lathe, and rollers to
be true have to have concentric cores. Rollers swell, shrink, and do all
sorts of things over their life span, all of which is affected by the type
of solvent used, the size and type of material being inked, temperature in
the shop, press speed, etc.
Fritz Klinke, NA Graphics
1314 Greene Street, P.O. Box 467
Silverton, Colorado 81433 USA
970-387-0212, fax 970-387-0127
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Goodrich" <davidgoodrich@...>
Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2002 2:16 PM
Subject: RE: [PPLetterpress] C&P Pilot with Base
> I for one appreciated having your comments sent to the list as I too have
> been plagued by similar inking problems (for other reasons) on my
> No. 2.
> The height of the printing surface over the shoulder of a photopolymer
> is much less than with type so that roller bulge can ink the shoulder very
> easily. The real answer is probably a harder roller but few of us are
> to have a selection to choose from. The alternative is to raise the
> above its normal level for type. NA Graphics sells a special tape to
> to roller tracks for this purpose. I believe it is intended to be
> so not a good answer if you plan to revert to printing from type. I have
> raised rollers by taping strips of cardboard to the tracks with black
> electrical tape. Masking tape is pretty thin and has an irregular surface
> so I would not think it would be as good.
- I have two heights of Lexan base; .850" for my plastic based .065"
mylar backed plates, and .750" for my metal backed .165" plates. An
allowance of .003" is made for the mounting tape.
Furniture is usually .625 or 16 MM high; slugs and leads being two
heights, low and ludlow, the measurements of which excape me at the
--- mijayoga1 <lalaura2@...> wrote:
> Hi, I have a problem. I bought a Boxcar base from Boxcar Press but=====
> rollers on my C&P pilot are hitting the entire base not just the
> on the plate I put on it. Are rollers adjustable on a C&P pilot?
> What is the exact height measurement of furniture, leading, etc? It
> seems that the base is just a weeensy bit higher than the base of my
> type which I used to measure it against....
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