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Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Deadlines

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  • Lisa Davidson
    Eric, thank you. Lisa ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 30 4:55 PM
      Eric, thank you.


      On Jan 30, 2008, at 3:09 PM, parallel_imp wrote:

      > --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, Lisa Davidson
      > <lisaxdavidson@...> wrote:
      > > Can someone tell me what a deadline is, in the printing sense of the
      > > word?
      > Lisa, it is simply a line indicating the limit of printing area. The
      > deadline includes the gripper margin. It may be scribed on the bed at
      > head and tail.
      > Vandercooks came with headbars that filled the area ahead of the
      > deadline. Some presses, like the Heidelberg cylinder, have that built
      > into the chase. But for many older presses that was not the case, and
      > the stoneman had to place adequate furniture to fill the deadline
      > area, using a deadline gauge for the particular press. I have deadline
      > gauges indicating 1-1/8" for a Kelly B, 2-1/8" for a Kelly 2.
      > --Eric Holub, SF

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