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Re: Photopolymer Plate Usage

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  • k_risseeuw
    Hi, Thank you so much to all who responded to this survey. If you haven t yet, please still do! I appreciate all the replies very much, and my paper is coming
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 8, 2007
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      Hi,
      Thank you so much to all who responded to this survey. If you haven't
      yet, please still do! I appreciate all the replies very much, and my
      paper is coming along pretty well!

      Thanks again,
      Katie

      --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "k_risseeuw" <kt.risseeuw@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > Hello,
      > I am doing research about the use of photopolymer plates in contemporary
      > letterpress shops for a graduate class at the University of Texas -
      > Austin. I would love as many responses to the following questions as
      > possible. While the paper will not be quantitative, I am interested in
      > representing the changes in traditional letterpress. Please copy/paste
      > the questions and respond to me offlist at kt.risseeuw@...
      >
      > Let me know if you have any questions or would like more information.
      > Thank you for your time!
      >
      > -Katie Risseeuw
      >
      > Photopolymer Plate Questions
      >
      > 1. Do you use polymer plates in your shop?
      >
      > 2. Does the shop have metal type? How much, generally (i.e., typefaces,
      > sizes, drawers, etc.)?
      >
      > 3. Do you expose the plates yourself or have them made for you?
      > a. What exposure unit do you have?
      > b. Do you use automatic washout or hand washout?
      > c. Do you use metal-backed plates or adhesive-backed?
      >
      > 4. Do you make the films yourself? For example, you have access to an
      > Imagesetter, make your own digital transparencies from a printer, use a
      > copy camera to make films, or make photocopied transparencies.
      >
      > 5. Do you use polymer plates for images and text? One more than the
      > other?
      >
      > 6. If you use polymer plates for text, do you buy digital typefaces?
      > Any favorite or hated typefaces, favorite font companies, and why?
      >
      > 7. What are the conditions that cause you to choose polymer text or
      > illustrations for a new work? For example, in text, wanting a preferred
      > non-metal typeface, lack of quantity or size of a metal typeface, or
      > difficult tyographic design. For illustrations, is polymer easier than
      > relief (wood or lino, etc.), intaglio, and litho images (excluding
      > different press requirements)?
      >
      > 8. How did you learn to use polymer plates? Workshop, college shop
      > training, commercial shop training, friends, manufacturer's
      > instructions, discussion list assistance, etc.
      >
      > 9. What kind of presses are you printing on?
      >
      > 10. Is the use of photopolymer plates integral to the shop? Is it
      > slowly becoming that way?
      >
      > 11. What kind of work does your shop print, primarily? For example,
      > books, posters, business cards and stationery, greeting cards, etc.
      >
      >
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      >
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