With the "Improved Gordon" isn't the 'improvement' the dwell? I appreciate
that it occurs at both lay and impression, but I have always assumed that
the purpose was the extention of time at the point of impression rather than
at the point of laying the paper down. Or is that improvement only available
on Arab presses (which in the UK we consider to be the "Improved Gordon"
And I'm sure I get better inking by running the Vandercook slower, surely
the equivalent of dwell on a cylinder press.
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On 8/12/06 19:28, "David Goodrich" <davidgoodrich@...> wrote:
> Rummonds is a big believer in dwell, but I personally can't see that it
> makes any difference on my Washington press. I suppose there is some point
> at which the contact of paper to an inked surface is so fast that the ink
> hasn't time to transfer, but I suspect it is measured in nanoseconds rather
> than anything we mortals could control.