Re: printing coasters on a Vandercook
- The folks at the Purgatory Pie Press in manhattan print coasters on
their vandercook. They print full sheets of thick coaster material
[1/16th inch] which is flexible enough along the grain to curve
around the impression cylinder. Then they put on their die cutting
jacket and cut the coasters out of the full sheet. They use the
spaces cut out between the coasters, with an arc on top and bottom,
for their business cards.
It would probably be easier with a platen, but all they've got is the
vandercook so they make it work. "use what you've got, make it work"
My friends at the cricket press also recently screen printed some
coasters which came out nicely.
Anyone wanting to test the water-fastness of either set [purgatory
pie- landmarks of nyc, cricket press- bicycle chainrings & animals]
can stop by kentucky and have a few beers with me.
"The only way to keep it going, is to keep it going." - GL
On Jan 24, 2007, at 6:33 PM, Casey McGarr wrote:
> I don't think this can be printed on a Vandercook for a few
> reasons. The thickness of board
> that coasters come in 35pt, 60pt, and 80pt. But with that said you
> can print on any
> substraight and call it a coaster. The problem you will have
> printing on heavier board it that it
> won't wrap around your cylinder and it will break or crease. Next
> thing is the board thickness
> must be taken into consideration as type high is .918 and will have
> to compensate your plate
> height for board height. I would recommend that these be printed on
> a Platen Press. Easier
> make ready, it can handle thicker stock or board than a Vandercook,
> and it could die cut your
> coasters into a shape. My recommendation.
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