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RE: [PPLetterpress] homemade plates in 20

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  • wa0dfw@copper.net
    Well, I ve gotta say that I ve been around Tom s operation and, though he may not be into high production, his pp plates are very nice and his work to be much
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 25, 2006
      Well, I've gotta say that I've been around Tom's operation and,
      though he may not be into high production, his pp plates are very
      nice and his work to be much admired. His costs are minimal but the
      results are the results of his craftsmanship.

      Mo

      ---- Original Message ----
      From: typetom@...
      To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [PPLetterpress] homemade plates in 20
      Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2006 15:41:26 EST

      >Thanks, Ed, for your reply about the pleasures of homemade
      >photopolymer
      >plates. Sometimes I get discouraged reading the sure-minded
      >assertions about what
      >can and cannot be done by pros on this list.
      >
      >1-2 minutes exposure; 4-5 minutes in the wash (instant warm water
      >from the
      >faucet, Gerald); maybe 3 minutes to blow it dry with a hand-held hair
      >dryer;
      >another 4-5 minutes for a second exposure, and I'm just at 15 minutes
      > (which
      >leaves some time to trim the plate to final size, and rinse the brush
      >and the
      >sink and turn off the lights on the way up out of the basement).
      >
      >Some adjustments to this schedule, of course, depending on the size
      >and
      >nature of the image/type involved, and your local humidity perhaps. I
      >might add
      >that I probably actually qualify as a professional, considering the
      >hundreds of
      > photopolymer plates I have been paid for in my job printing,
      >although I
      >value the meaning of the word amateur which says directly I do what
      >I love.
      >
      >My home set-up cost $48 for the four exposure bulbs, maybe $15 for
      >the
      >wash-out brush. A vacuum frame and fluorescent fixtures and hair
      >dryer were free
      >from friends or pulled out of the alley. I spent the other $6000 on
      >wood and
      >metal type.
      >
      >Now the apple pie is done and we're off to dinner with neighbors.
      >Best wishes,
      >Tom
      >
      >Tom Parson
      >Now It's Up To You Publications
      >157 S. Logan, Denver CO 80209
      >(303) 777-8951
      >http://members.aol.com/typetom
      >
      >
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      >
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