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Re: [PPLetterpress] Imagesetter and Jacob

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  • Norman Hicks
    Hi Amber We are closing a printshop with all of what you need, Give us a call... Norman Hicks Brothers Printing Equipment 582 6th Street San Francisco,
    Message 1 of 5 , Jul 6 11:43 PM
      Hi Amber

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      On Jul 5, 2008, at 11:04 PM, Andy Keck wrote:

      Don't forget that the exposed film out of the imagesetter has to go
      somewhere. And that somewhere would be a film processor of an
      appropriate size. You'd need a transmission densitometer too for
      calibrating the whole mess. Probably a water panel too. I haven't done
      that kind of budgeting in a while, but for a whole film workflow to
      make sense cost-wise, you'd have to be doing pretty significant volume
      on a regular basis.

      There's also a dry-process type film that might be more suitable to
      small volumes, but I suspect the equipment is more expensive up front.
      I've never used the technology as we generally skipped over it when we
      moved to platesetters.

      On Jul 5, 2008, at 10:18 PM, Amber Ellis-Seguine wrote:

      > I was wonder if Jacob is out there. I was searching the archives
      > regarding imagesetters and I would love to chat with you about the
      > information you have gathered.
      >
      > I am sure this is a topic that is beat like a dead horse on the site,
      > the archives however are a bit light when it comes to actual facts,
      > more of it seems to be you should or should not get one. I am curious
      > as to exactly how they work. My EXTREMELY limited knowledge and
      > understanding is....plug it into a computer, use RIP software, push
      > print and get a negative! I also don't understand the sizes of such
      > machines, 2up 4up 8up? How much should a used one be? I have seen
      them
      > online anywhere from 1000 to 10000, and new for 50K. That seems like
      > such a wide range.
      >
      > If this is an annoying topic that keeps coming up feel free to
      > contact me off list. Otherwise let the knowledge sharing begin!
      >
      > Thank you so much,
      > Amber
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    • Lamsland
      The one thing I ve not seen mentioned in this string of discussion, and not sure if it s come up before, is the cost to recycle the hazardous waste produced by
      Message 2 of 5 , Jul 7 6:45 AM
        The one thing I've not seen mentioned in this string of discussion,
        and not sure if it's come up before, is the cost to recycle the
        hazardous waste produced by the processor. Rapid Access films, which
        are most common, are a silver based emulsion. They require a
        processor with separate developer and fixer tanks. Hand developing is
        not recommended. Because of the level of silver left behind in the
        waste fixer it is considered hazardous waste and must be disposed of
        properly. The developer in labeled as non-hazardous, but it's not
        something you want to be dumping down the drain and should be
        disposed of properly. There are systems out there that will remove
        the silver contaminant from the waste fixer, and you can actually get
        paid for the silver left behind, but most cities and state will still
        not let you put the waste down the drain. You'll need to check with
        your local DEP or recycling company to be sure.



        Matthew "LAMMY" Lamoureux
        Full Metal Press - Operis servo a specialis nundinae

        On Jul 6, 2008, at 1:18 AM, Amber Ellis-Seguine wrote:

        > I was wonder if Jacob is out there. I was searching the archives
        > regarding imagesetters and I would love to chat with you about the
        > information you have gathered.
        >
        > I am sure this is a topic that is beat like a dead horse on the site,
        > the archives however are a bit light when it comes to actual facts,
        > more of it seems to be you should or should not get one. I am curious
        > as to exactly how they work. My EXTREMELY limited knowledge and
        > understanding is....plug it into a computer, use RIP software, push
        > print and get a negative! I also don't understand the sizes of such
        > machines, 2up 4up 8up? How much should a used one be? I have seen them
        > online anywhere from 1000 to 10000, and new for 50K. That seems like
        > such a wide range.
        >
        > If this is an annoying topic that keeps coming up feel free to
        > contact me off list. Otherwise let the knowledge sharing begin!
        >
        > Thank you so much,
        > Amber
        >
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