Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Deadlines
- 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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