Re: gravure plates under vacuum
It looks great Susan! I'll have to try that approach and hope others do as well. Anything that simplifies the steps required and keeps baby powder out of the vacuum frame sounds good to me. I was going to burn a plate today to see how the various spray mediums on the OHP worked to help mitigate the bubbles without introducing blotches. Maybe I'll save myself the expense and trouble...
The next step might be for you to try larger plates to make sure the contact remains uniform and the bubbles don't return. Larger plates tend to have more contact issues due to their greater surface area.
One of the advantages of a finer screen is a greater array of apparent grey tones. That, in conjunction with a suitable curve, and a good transparency can result in dynamite photo-quality. But one step at a time.
Congratulations on your success!
Hey Jon... yes you got it correct. Nothin touched the positive. only