Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: bringing the cost of plates down
- I have greatly reduced the cost of using photopolymer by buying the plates
by the case in the A3 size. I use a Xante Filmaker 4 for making negatives
from the computer. Casey is right that sometimes it is better to use a
linocut. I also have used blank zinc etching plates supported by a base for
printing shapes and solids. I like the filmaker a lot as it produces a good
Lanana Creek Press
On 7/2/07, Casey McGarr <casey@...> wrote:
> When I design and print posters for either personal or client work I
> like doing linocuts. I always offer to my clients linocuts or
> photopolymer. What I charge by the hour versus a polymer plate is the
> deciding factor. If I want the plate for a latter use in another project
> I'll usually do a linocut.
> If I design the piece I keep in mind that I may be carving it, if
> another designer designs it and has no concept of the challenges of
> letterpress printing I usually opt for a polymer plate or consult them
> to think about a linocut.
> I like carving type and images. I did a 4 color poster and all the type
> was knocked out of the background to the color of the paper. I about
> flipped. It was for my old boss at Fossil
> <http://www.inkylipspress.com/posters/images/tim_hale.jpg> and a great
> looking poster so I said what the heck. 10 hours later I was finished. I
> could have output plates and that would have been very costly.
> I have linocuts from the last 6 years that are still in great shape.
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