Re: polymer plate drying time
Wow. This is really good info Keith. Maybe this is why I have issue
with scratches, eh? Didn't you say scratches weren't a huge problem for
you at one point?
So you dry before post exposing?
When post-exposing for 5-10 minutes under my Olec unit, it actually gets
quite hot...so maybe that's why I haven't had more major issues.
Perhaps the post-exposure also functions as what you and Susan are
calling 'dry time'.
What do you think? Should I bake my plates in the oven after processing
Keith Taylor wrote:
I find this surprising as I'm paranoid about drying my plates after
processing. Obviously there's the need to remove surface water as
quickly as possible, but then I carefully dry it with a hairdryer for
2-3 mins and then place it in a film drying cabinet for a further 5-10
minutes. Toyobo even recommend 5-15 minutes at 122-140 degrees,
depending on the plate thickness.
On Mar 15, 2007, at 10:41 AM, Jon Lybrook wrote:
No drying time really, other than make sure there's no droplets left on
the plate after blotting -- and if there are using a hair drier like
On 3/15/2007, "SusanV" <email@example.com> wrote:
Jon I just went back to your
process notes and see that you're doing 600 sec at 1000, but no
mention of drying time.