No vacuum gauge? How did you find that out?
Geez, this was all sort of a big waste of time then wasn't it? If it
does nothing else, a gauge will tell you when vacuum is iffy, and, if
it reveals release during exposure, your plate/s just went south. Kind
of an important feature.
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, LA. Book Arts <livres@a...> wrote:
> the problem she has is with the machine, the machine doesn't seem to
> have a gage for vacuum pressure, so basically she has no way of knowing
> if she has enough or what.
> The exposing of a plate with Film is a very critical stage of
> platemaking, a good vacuum, a good piece of Film and it's smooth
> sailing. I just made 65 9.5 x13 inch plates (WH 94) for a book project
> the other day.
> If you have no way of measuring your action it is very difficult to
> repeat it over and over.