Re: [PPLetterpress] step toward the press (was roller height ...)
- From: "v918man" <moxon@...>
> I just wanted people tolook and listen and not have take notes. Instead I get quoted for off-hand
Not to worry, Paul. In fact, I found your / Gerald's remark about which
direction to turn the roller adjustment screws in your handout.
What I did learn from your classes (by looking and listening, not by taking
1) It's a worthy endeavor to shine up your press. I use that Nevr-Dull that
you recommended. In the process of cleaning it really well, I think you get
to learn learn the press better. Plus, you have more respect for it.
2) Don't be afraid of changing packing. I know I was, before taking the
class. One problem is that on a 317, where the paper feeds from underneath
the cylinder, changing packing is harder than for a normal top-feeding
press. But it can be done, and I've learned to do it. As a result, I've
gotten rid of the ridiculous blanket and use hard packing.
3) Don't be afraid of adjusting roller height. I probably spent a half hour
last night fooling with it, but the results make it worth it. But I still
have to think "right raises, left lowers." :)