Re: Follow Up on Formica Bearer Height
- Looks tight to me. I've been doing the adjustments for photo-polymer
on a Boxcar grid base... 1st on a Vandercook SP-15 then a Heidelberg
windmill, and now finally I've gone on to the 10x15 C&P.
Long sad story...
The Vandercook needs new rollers due to shrinkage on the trailing form
roller. (Ordered that today through NA Graphics.) Moved on to the
Heidelberg 10x15, this inks beautifully after using the Vandercook
type-high gauge... but has an issue with the gripper arms... put a bid
on eBay... Move on to the Chandler & Price 10x15... now that is a real
challenge seems like the trucks need over a 16th of an inch before
we're even in the ball park for type height. I looked at the local
hardware store and found some 1/16th by 1/2" aluminum flat stock that
seemed friendly for holding a bend then spent some time bending and
taping it to the rails. Now I've got my fingers crossed that I can
print the stack of jobs I wasn't able to do today or yesterday. For
this I quit my day job.
The love of seeing a good print coming off a press is all it takes to
make me believe all over again... but I hope it gets easier or at
least better from here.
Nice to know there's another option if the aluminum truck rails and
tape don't work out. Anybody know if there's a thick Teflon tape made
for some other purpose that can be appropriated?
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "Michael Babcock" <mjb@...> wrote:
> Pulled out the Vandercook roller height gauge to check where my
rollers ended up sitting
> after laying down those Formica strips on the bearers.
> Doesn't get any better than that.
> best, mjb / interrobang letterpress / linotypesetting.com