Re: damping paper
- --- In PPLetterpress@y..., Michael McGarvey <mcgarvem@l...> wrote:
> Dear Martin,Board dampers.
> I have been using Rummonds' method for dampening, but with Davey
> But they seem to leave an impression on the sheet, and somediscoloration as
> well. The discoloration could be due to my water which is wellwater and
If you had ever seen (or smelled) the Davey board factory, you might
think twice about using these boards in contact with wet paper.
In another life I taught a bindery class at Northern Illinois
University. As a part of that course we took several field trips, one
of which was to the Davey board plant in Aurora. It was always an eye
opener for the students (and for me). The raw material is office
waste which comes in baled. The whole operation is very smelly, but
interesting. The end product is very good for its intended purpose,
but one of those purposes is not as interleaving between sheets of
I'm sure everyone has their own little tricks in getting the results
they desire, but I always seek the methods which take the least
amount of time away from my hours at printing. I simply dip and dunk
a half-dozen sheets at a time in the vat, followed in the post with
about the same number of dry sheets, alternating wet and dry until I
get the requisite number. Leave in a plastic bag overnight & start
printing in the morning.