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  • Hi Katey, Primary difference is most likely the core design. Some use solid cores and some use hollow. When hollow is used the wall thickness can also vary. I can tell you form personal experience that solid cores perform much better in all types of presses because the added weight minimizes and even eliminate bounce and flex. The longer the roller the more flex possible. Roller...
    Clay Oliff Aug 13, 2010
  • Wow, This would be really interesting if it were recorded and made available across the country. -Clay www.wolfgapstudios.com Clay Oliff --- On Thu, 5/27/10, Steve Robison wrote: From: Steve Robison Subject: [PPLetterpress] LETTERPRESS AS A BUSINESS -Today -THURSDAY!/ May 27/ 6-8 pm - FREE at the SF Center for the Book To: "Steve Robison" Date: Thursday, May 27, 2010, 11:59 AM...
    Clay Oliff May 27, 2010
  • Hello all, A German colleague knew of this company. He sent the following remarks from a newspaper article that ran when the company closed...he sent it in German so I translated it: Auf das stolze Gründungsjahr 1821 blickte an der Rödernstraße die Firma Friedrich Heim & Co. zurück. Sie hatte lange ein Monopol auf Stahlstich-Prägepressen. Auch sie verschwand. 1994 kam das Aus...
    Clay Oliff Apr 25, 2010
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  • ...this photo in our factories there and in Augsburg to see if anyone knows. Regards, -Clay www.wolfgapstudios.com Clay Oliff em: clayoliff@^$1 --- On Wed, 4/21/10, Fritz Klinke wrote: From: Fritz Klinke Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Can you identify this press? To...
    Clay Oliff Apr 21, 2010
  • FYI -Clay --- On Mon, 4/12/10, Paul wrote: From: Paul Subject: RE: [PPLetterpress] File for California Job Case To: PPLetterpress@^$1 Date: Monday, April 12, 2010, 1:08 PM Vanessa, I agree with John. Furthermore w and , are reversed as well as J in place of U and, one section to the right, U in place of £. At least this was the case configuration I was taught. Paul -----Original...
    Clay Oliff Apr 12, 2010
  • Hello Everyone, I have read some mention of adding moisture to a particular stock to aid in a deeper and perhaps even sharper impression. However I have been unable to find out how this process is accomplished. Humidifier? Spray bottle? One sheet at a time or an entire ream? Sincerely appreciate any guidance.
    clayoliff Jan 21, 2010
  • ...Service Company) I can provide local reps name if I know your town. Clay Oliff cell: 304-839-9128 office/fax: 304-874-3260 em: clayoliff@^$1 --- On Tue, 12/15/09, Bethany Carter wrote: From: Bethany Carter Subject: [PPLetterpress] California wash / coaster paper To...
    Clay Oliff Dec 15, 2009
  • ...previously...and oil contamination. Just thinking (typing) out loud. -Clay Clay Oliff cell: 304-839-9128 office/fax: 304-874-3260 em: clayoliff@^$1 --- On Thu, 7/23/09, Scott Rubel wrote: From: Scott Rubel Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Bunting Base Question... To: PPLetterpress...
    Clay Oliff Jul 23, 2009
  • Hello to all, My past experience (mostly offset and lead) we have used a 25 shore "A" durometer for roller coverings. Butyl Nitral not composition. My question is: Is there a recomended change when moving to PP and if so what? I understand press ready rollers are avialabe from N/A and American etc. But I want to know the durometer that is having success. I have a 8x12 C&P and a...
    clayoliff Jul 1, 2009
  • Hello fellow Letterpress Lovers. I joined the group several days ago. I discovered the groups existence while searching for information on a polimero unit. I have a studio that includes an 8x12 C&P from 1915 and a Heidelberg Windmill. I have been in the industry professionaly for over 30 years...currently work for a printing press manufacturer. I have an opportunity to make plates...
    clayoliff Jun 9, 2009