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  • Shelly Monte
    Hi all, does anyone know what a Nu Arc flip top plate burner is? Can polymer plates by processed well on this unit? Thanks, Shelly
    Message 1 of 7 , Apr 30, 2005
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      Hi all, does anyone know what a Nu Arc flip top plate burner is? Can polymer
      plates by processed well on this unit?
      Thanks,
      Shelly
    • Silver MayKitten
      The flip top plate maker is a product still in production By Nu-Arc and are top qualirt units. They have been a mainstay of the printing ibndustry for some
      Message 2 of 7 , Apr 30, 2005
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        The flip top plate maker is a product still in production By
        Nu-Arc and are top qualirt units. They have been a mainstay of
        the printing ibndustry for some sixty years or more.

        http://www.mrprint.com/nuarc/products/prodInfo.asp?cat=1&div=1004&deptId=1023&prId=1237

        Older units may have a variety of diferent lightsources, from
        incandescent lights for darkroom duplicating and mask making,
        carbon arc, black light, mercury, metal halide or
        multi-spectrum. The last three are the best for polymer
        platemaking.

        MayKitten
        --- Shelly Monte <thebookcenter@...> wrote:
        > Hi all, does anyone know what a Nu Arc flip top plate burner
        > is? Can polymer
        > plates by processed well on this unit?
        > Thanks,
        > Shelly
        >
        >

        Pagan, Pagan, what are you finding?
        Yours is the road that winds lonely and far,
        Strange are the shadows that round you come creeping,
        Still through the clouds is the glint of a star!

        From the book, Charge of the Goddess
        BY: Doreen Valiente
      • typetom@aol.com
        Hi Shelly, You must have missed the exchange of emails about NuArc earlier this week. These frames were designed for exposing offset printing plates but can
        Message 3 of 7 , Apr 30, 2005
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          Hi Shelly,
          You must have missed the exchange of emails about NuArc earlier this week.
          These frames were designed for exposing offset printing plates but can be
          adapted for exposing pp.


          With a NuArc vacuum frame, the normal exposure lights probably are not
          appropriate for UV light. I use a bank of UV fluorescent bulbs, in a box that I
          place on top of the glass.

          The main problem with a vacuum frame is that, in fact, the vacuum bends the
          glass. Even a slight distortion of the glass allows an uncertain contact
          between the negative and the plate material. The result is an irregular plate
          with some edges swollen wherever more light could get around the negative. Good
          contact between the negative and the plate material is critical.

          A simple solution is to add pieces of mat-board around the plate material in
          the frame to support the glass. No more bending glass, no problem with
          irregular exposure. Works well for me.

          (Another solution would be to replace the glass top with kreene, a flexible
          vinyl, which should provide a consistent contact between the negative and the
          plate. Kreene is available from Boxcar Press).
          Tom


          Tom Parson
          Now It's Up To You Publications
          157 S. Logan, Denver CO 80209
          (303) 777-8951
          http://members.aol.com/typetom


          [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        • Milton Watkins
          Hi all, this is my first post to this list I think, I have had a question about the colour of Artwork before exposing it to a negative, I have always used
          Message 4 of 7 , May 1 3:10 PM
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            Hi all, this is my first post to this list I think, I have had a
            question about the colour of Artwork before exposing it to a negative, I
            have always used black and thought this was the only colour you can use,
            but I have a client that has artwork in Green, will this work as far as
            exposing a negative or will only black work.

            Plus does anyone know of a good supplier of plates, preferably
            in Australia, or the USA will do if none in Australia, I was in line to
            buy them off Edward Keller in Victoria but I'm not sure if they sell
            them any longer.

            Regards,

            Milton Watkins.

            Ballarat Bookbinding & Specialist Printing
            312 Albert Street, Sebastopol,
            Victoria, Australia, 3356.
            Ph/Fax: +61 3 5336 0057
            Mobile: 0438 876 467
            Website: www.bookbinding.com.au
            Email: ballarat@...




            -----Original Message-----
            From: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
            [mailto:PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of typetom@...
            Sent: Sunday, 1 May 2005 3:14 AM
            To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Plate burner

            Hi Shelly,
            You must have missed the exchange of emails about NuArc earlier this
            week.
            These frames were designed for exposing offset printing plates but can
            be
            adapted for exposing pp.


            With a NuArc vacuum frame, the normal exposure lights probably are not
            appropriate for UV light. I use a bank of UV fluorescent bulbs, in a
            box that I
            place on top of the glass.

            The main problem with a vacuum frame is that, in fact, the vacuum bends
            the
            glass. Even a slight distortion of the glass allows an uncertain
            contact
            between the negative and the plate material. The result is an irregular
            plate
            with some edges swollen wherever more light could get around the
            negative. Good
            contact between the negative and the plate material is critical.

            A simple solution is to add pieces of mat-board around the plate
            material in
            the frame to support the glass. No more bending glass, no problem with
            irregular exposure. Works well for me.

            (Another solution would be to replace the glass top with kreene, a
            flexible
            vinyl, which should provide a consistent contact between the negative
            and the
            plate. Kreene is available from Boxcar Press).
            Tom


            Tom Parson
            Now It's Up To You Publications
            157 S. Logan, Denver CO 80209
            (303) 777-8951
            http://members.aol.com/typetom


            [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]





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          • Silver MayKitten
            If the green is dark enough, you can expose it to regular orthochromatic film. However if it is lighter, you will need to use panchromatic film and expose
            Message 5 of 7 , May 1 3:32 PM
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              If the green is dark enough, you can expose it to regular
              orthochromatic film. However if it is lighter, you will need to
              use panchromatic film and expose through a red filter.

              MaiK
              --- Milton Watkins <milton@...> wrote:
              > Hi all, this is my first post to this list I think, I have
              > had a
              > question about the colour of Artwork before exposing it to a
              > negative, I
              > have always used black and thought this was the only colour
              > you can use,
              > but I have a client that has artwork in Green, will this work
              > as far as
              > exposing a negative or will only black work.
              >
              > Plus does anyone know of a good supplier of plates,
              > preferably
              > in Australia, or the USA will do if none in Australia, I was
              > in line to
              > buy them off Edward Keller in Victoria but I'm not sure if
              > they sell
              > them any longer.
              >
              > Regards,
              >
              > Milton Watkins.
              >
              > Ballarat Bookbinding & Specialist Printing
              > 312 Albert Street, Sebastopol,
              > Victoria, Australia, 3356.
              > Ph/Fax: +61 3 5336 0057
              > Mobile: 0438 876 467
              > Website: www.bookbinding.com.au
              > Email: ballarat@...
              >
              >
              >
              >
              > -----Original Message-----
              > From: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
              > [mailto:PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
              > typetom@...
              > Sent: Sunday, 1 May 2005 3:14 AM
              > To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
              > Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Plate burner
              >
              > Hi Shelly,
              > You must have missed the exchange of emails about NuArc
              > earlier this
              > week.
              > These frames were designed for exposing offset printing
              > plates but can
              > be
              > adapted for exposing pp.
              >
              >
              > With a NuArc vacuum frame, the normal exposure lights
              > probably are not
              > appropriate for UV light. I use a bank of UV fluorescent
              > bulbs, in a
              > box that I
              > place on top of the glass.
              >
              > The main problem with a vacuum frame is that, in fact, the
              > vacuum bends
              > the
              > glass. Even a slight distortion of the glass allows an
              > uncertain
              > contact
              > between the negative and the plate material. The result is
              > an irregular
              > plate
              > with some edges swollen wherever more light could get around
              > the
              > negative. Good
              > contact between the negative and the plate material is
              > critical.
              >
              > A simple solution is to add pieces of mat-board around the
              > plate
              > material in
              > the frame to support the glass. No more bending glass, no
              > problem with
              > irregular exposure. Works well for me.
              >
              > (Another solution would be to replace the glass top with
              > kreene, a
              > flexible
              > vinyl, which should provide a consistent contact between the
              > negative
              > and the
              > plate. Kreene is available from Boxcar Press).
              > Tom
              >
              >
              > Tom Parson
              > Now It's Up To You Publications
              > 157 S. Logan, Denver CO 80209
              > (303) 777-8951
              > http://members.aol.com/typetom
              >
              >
              > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              > Yahoo! Groups Links
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >

              Pagan, Pagan, what are you finding?
              Yours is the road that winds lonely and far,
              Strange are the shadows that round you come creeping,
              Still through the clouds is the glint of a star!

              From the book, Charge of the Goddess
              BY: Doreen Valiente
            • Michael T. Metz
              A fellow I spoke with a couple months ago at Kodachrome, who, by the way, had that day gotten his pink slip, mentioned to me that Kodak no longer made a true
              Message 6 of 7 , May 3 6:11 PM
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                A fellow I spoke with a couple months ago at Kodachrome,
                who, by the way, had that day gotten his pink slip, mentioned
                to me that Kodak no longer made a true panchromatic film.
                Does anybody still make a true panchromatic film?

                Mike

                -----Original Message-----
                From: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
                [mailto:PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Silver MayKitten
                Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2005 5:33 PM
                To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
                Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Artwork Colour??? Help please


                If the green is dark enough, you can expose it to regular
                orthochromatic film. However if it is lighter, you will need to
                use panchromatic film and expose through a red filter.

                MaiK
              • Silver MayKitten
                You can buy it from Valley Litho. http://www.valleylitho.com/ MayKitten ... Pagan, Pagan, what are you finding? Yours is the road that winds lonely and far,
                Message 7 of 7 , May 3 6:25 PM
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                  You can buy it from Valley Litho.

                  http://www.valleylitho.com/

                  MayKitten
                  --- "Michael T. Metz" <mtmetz@...> wrote:
                  > A fellow I spoke with a couple months ago at Kodachrome,
                  > who, by the way, had that day gotten his pink slip, mentioned
                  > to me that Kodak no longer made a true panchromatic film.
                  > Does anybody still make a true panchromatic film?
                  >
                  > Mike
                  >
                  > -----Original Message-----
                  > From: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
                  > [mailto:PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Silver
                  > MayKitten
                  > Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2005 5:33 PM
                  > To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
                  > Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Artwork Colour??? Help please
                  >
                  >
                  > If the green is dark enough, you can expose it to regular
                  > orthochromatic film. However if it is lighter, you will need
                  > to
                  > use panchromatic film and expose through a red filter.
                  >
                  > MaiK
                  >
                  >
                  >

                  Pagan, Pagan, what are you finding?
                  Yours is the road that winds lonely and far,
                  Strange are the shadows that round you come creeping,
                  Still through the clouds is the glint of a star!

                  From the book, Charge of the Goddess
                  BY: Doreen Valiente
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