Re: PP history?
- Hi Bradley
Quite an interesting piece. Thanks for putting the pages up in
Photos. I took one look at the Photos feature a while back and
thought, hmmm, maybe I'll come back to this one later. Glad you were
successful. They look great. Like your commentary too!!!
The one area of the site I tend to t--- In PPLetterpress@y...,
"digitalletterpress" <bradley@l...> wrote:
> Gerry, The earliest mention I've found is a three page article that appeared in
> the November 1958 edition of the Inland and American Printer & Lithographer.
> I've scanned it & posted it it the photos section of this group. Just tested it and
> it seems to have transferred fine. The images are around 200k each.
> Love that funky plate processor on page 1. And this bit on page 3: "DuPont made
> its first public demonstration of the photopolymer platemaking system [at the
> Letterpress Forum, September 27, 1957]....two negatives, containing text, line
> and halftone matter, were... run on a Miehle V-50 flat-bed press while the Forum
> TV audience watched." Riveting television, no doubt. The projected costs are
> interesting also: "plates being consumed in the field evaluation program have
> been arbitrarily priced at... 7 cents per square inch" Versus approx 10 cents per
> square inch today. I wonder what that is in 1958 dollars? And this: "Photo
> Products Department estimates the expenditures for an exposure frame, light
> source, wash-out unit and "conditioning" box--simple but quite adequate
> equipment--would be about $7,000."
> This is referred to as "Progress Report #3 so presumably there's some earlier