Re: Looking for Photopolymer Platemaker
I think I would look for a reconditioned platemaker from someone like
A&V rather than buy a used platemaker. There is an awful lot that can
go wrong with these machines and repairs are holy. I've an eleven year
old A&V Orbital VIII (purchased new) and so far no significant
problems but I do know the electrics are no longer standard or
replaceable. Rewiring something like this is daunting. . . and I was
(a long time ago) a card carrying member of the IBEW! So a bit of
caution is advised.
If you actually do not need one in terms of economics, they will
only pay off if you do an awful lot of in-house work and/or day-to-day
provide plates for others you are far better off buying your plates
from a reputable plate processor.
> Hi folks,
> I'm in the market for a used photopolymer platemaker. The ideal size
> would be A-3, but something a little larger or smaller might also
> work. I've already been pricing new and used units at Jet and
> Anderson Vreeland. I've taken a look at what's on the Boxcar web
> site. I just thought I'd put the word out, in case anyone out there
> is thinking of selling.
> Kim Vanderheiden