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  • Michael Barnes
    Platesetters are taking over from film imagesetters, so some day it may be as difficult for letterpress printers to get hold of negatives as metal type. Unless
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 15, 2002
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      Platesetters are taking over from film imagesetters, so some day it may be
      as difficult for letterpress printers to get hold of negatives as metal
      type. Unless the platesetters can image onto photopolymer. A platesetter
      that might have that capability is made by Basys of Germany: it places the
      plate flat on a bed, unlike many machines which wrap the plate around a
      drum. A little head moves all overtop the surface of the plate, blinking
      light (and image) onto whatever part of the plate it is above, like the
      mechanism of a step-and-repeat machine.

      I have not inquired whether the Basys can image photopolymer, but it will
      image onto Fuji proof materials, so it has some obvious flexibility. It uses
      UV light.

      The website for Basys is: http://www.basysprint.de/english/

      Michael Barnes
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