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Re: photopolymer


I bought Keith Howard's book on the ImagOn method but got no further than that. I have no desire to start using it either!
As for the contact problem, it varies from plate to plate when it does occur (which is not on every plate) and although I'm sure it's something to do with my workflow, I'm so methodical I can't think what the variables would be. I'll wait for the Kreene to arrive and take it from there.


On May 2, 2007, at 12:42 AM, Jon Lybrook wrote:

Hi Keith,

Thanks for the feedback on the screens. Wish getting finer screens that were thick, consistent and durable were as easy as a phone call to someone like Elizabeth Dove. Wonder if she'd do custom screens for me (without taking me to the cleaners in the process)!
ImagOn is fun stuff but it is much more of a challenge to get smooth continuous tone using it. It also breaks down after 5 prints or so...much quicker than polymer. Of course polymer breaks down much MUCH quicker than copper...and so it goes.

Kreene eliminated the surface newton rings/dots I was getting with glass on my vacuum frame. It's also be amazing to feel debris through the plastic prior to exposing. Probably saved me dozens of wasted plates due to Q/C issues over the past year or two I've been using it. .
Contact problems around the edge of plate which you describe in your earlier email I've not seen before with a vacuum frame. You say it just started since switching plates, but didn't happen before?