Re: [PPLetterpress] Too small type?
- Thanks to all for advice on the small type sizes. I was able to finally
print successfully. What I did was raise up my rollers by putting tape on
the tracks until the ink was TOO light, and then dropped them back down just
about one thickness of masking tape and the printing looks fine now. My
Craftsman press has adjustable tracks, but these are not easy to adjust and
almost impossible to adjust minutely. I guess I would be, too, if I were
over 80 years old...
Not surprisingly, the printing is much better if I let the rollers go once
over the form before impression. Since this greatly slows down the printing
process, I decided to up the speed on the press to help accommodate for
that. However, interestingly, once I was going at higher speed, the form was
getting under-ink again on one side. All I can think of is that the higher
speed somehow causes the rollers to not hit the form as solidly...??
Anyway, I'm getting acceptable printing now, and that is what the client
Ars Brevis Press
> From: Silver MayKitten <maykitten1@...>
> Reply-To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 14:42:02 -0700 (PDT)
> To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Too small type?
> 4 to 6 point depending on the roughness of the stock. I had some
> stock with a blotter like surface that wouldn't stand for 8 point
> FOUNDRY type.
> It depends more on the paper than the typr of image carier.
> --- Katie Harper <knharper@...> wrote:
>> Is there a limit as to how small type can be when printed on
>> uncoated rag
>> stock, such as Somerset textured or velvet? I have some very
>> small type on a
>> business card that is giving me fits. Had to raise up my rollers
>> press) considerably to avoid ink spreading to shoulders. It looks
>> fine on
>> uncoated stock, so it occurred to me that there may be limits.
>> This is about
>> 4 point sans serif... never a dull moment in the continuing
>> Katie Harper
>> Ars Brevis Press
>> Cincinnati, OH
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Trying to find a home for a Vandercook 232 proof
press. It is a huge machine that requires space, 220
volts and will be expensive to move.
I would like to get $500 or best offer. Free to a good
home in some non profit, specially if I can get
Call me at 310 374-7672
VANDERCOOK 232 PROOF PRESS: $500
Made for registering and proofing color plates
Print Area: 30" x 32"
1 long Ink roller
Powered by 220 volts
1 motor for inking
1 motor to drive
Weight: 4500 lbs, plust another 500 in misc stuff
Inking roller guage
L: 125" - call it 11 feet
These following items never used, stored in grage for
1 split inking roller
Heavy metal registration plates
There are 2 things wrong with this press:
1: The two inking rooler must be rebuilt with new
rubber: about $500
2: The inking motor need brushes replace (it works but
require a kick start)
Otherwise the press works fine.
Misc furniture, wood and metal
2 cases of wood furniture
Naturally, some things need a cleaning, but the press
is oiled & greased
Michael--This press was shipped 12/13/39 to Faithorn
Corporation, 504 S.
Sherman St., Chicago, Illinois. Then on 2/21/58 it was
listed as being at
Sun Color Plate Company, 1159 N. McFadden Place,
Hollywood 38, California.
And let me know who gets it and I'll update the
Fritz Klinke, NA Graphics
1314 Greene Street, P.O. Box 467
Silverton, Colorado 81433 USA
970-387-0212, fax 970-387-0127
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