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Re: Polymergravure plate tone

These were the exact symptoms of the "bad" plates - an emerald colour with the mylar stuck to the surface (and cracking as it was removed).

On Mar 9, 2007, at 3:50 PM, Jon Lybrook wrote:
Fresh plates tend to be the artichoke, light green color. I have seen them where they're a more emerald color too, which indicates to me they've probably been around a while. I've also gotten them where the mylar was actually stuck so hard to the plate that it's torn. Box Car recommended under those circumstances to remove the mylar with a little heat from a hairdrier....which worked like a charm.