Re: [PPLetterpress] Mounting base questions
- Harold and James;
The base will be milled fairly precisely. The manufacturer said he can mill
it to 2/10-of-a-thousand-of-an-inch...which seems pretty precise. I am
having some holes tapped into the side which will allow me to screw in
handles to remove it from the bed. The base manufacturer didn¹t want to use
aluminum for this first base but is open to using it later. He ordered a
piece of no2 steel and he is charging me just for materials
Anyway, given the wrong set of circumstances, and depending on how much
coffee, I have had ...there can sometimes be quoins and keys flying around
my shop anyway. Sometimes there are pink elephants with green stripes...and
once in awhile, I am pretty sure, the ghosts of the past operators of my C&P
fly in for a visit.
The 219 (formerly James Shanley¹s) is itchin¹ for some serious action. I
will most likely use Harold¹s plastic backed plates for the huge halftone I
am running...You ready for that Harold?...dust isn¹t to critical of an
issue...the client is looking for a rough and industrial look.
Thanx for the info,
116 Pleasant St. #2245
Easthampton, MA 01027
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- --- In PPLetterpress@y..., Harold Kyle <harold@b...> wrote:
> On 8/31/02 5:52 PM, "Bryan Hutcheson" <bryan@m...> wrote:Harold
> > ....But is it going to cause me expensive headaches in the
> > long-run?
> It depends on how well the bases are machined and how effective your
> mounting system is. Although steel shouldn't cause too many headaches in the
> machining, its weight (105 lbs on that 18x24 versus 36 lbs in aluminum)
> might lead to a backache.
> I'm not sure how you will mount steel-backed plates your steel base. Perhaps
> you could wire an electro-magnet?! I can see it now... Plate drift? Just
> turn up the voltage. After printing, the plate releases from the base at the
> flip of a switch. How convenient! You can scrap metal on the side! Let us
> know what you find.
Actually an insulated electro magnetic base would solve the problem of plate
drift. Unfortunately, it doesn't solve the one problem one would think it
would solve. Registration. Once the power is turned off there is no way to
affix registration guides to the base's surface without resorting to adhesives.
You are left with the good ole tape and/or marking technique. Not exactly what
one would have hoped for.