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Re: photopolymer

Hey Keith,

Yeah I figured it couldn't be that without you knowing it immediately,
but it was the only thing that came to mind.

Have you been getting the same measure of vacuum?  Let us know what
you find out.  Hope it's nothing major.

As for trying out the Kreene.. I taped a piece of it to the bottom of
my glass.  The glass on my NuArc is "frameless" and fits into a hinge
at the back of the bed.  Using the Kreene under the glass this way
just relegates it to an "anti-newton" film which seems to be working
for me.  The glass actually still holds the vacuum.

See you in 2 weeks!  We're really looking forward to Cy's opening.


On 5/2/07, Keith Taylor <taylordow@sprintmail.com> wrote:
Hi Susan,

I immediately thought that was the problem, but I've been cutting
plates the same way for so long now and it's only just started
happening... I'm certain it's a vacuum frame problem, so today I'm
going to pull the thing apart and check everything. Fun.


On May 2, 2007, at 9:52 AM, SusanV wrote:

> Keith,
> Are you getting a lighter strip along the edge of your print?  I know
> I've experienced that when the sheet has a nearly imperceptible rise
> at the edge, such as what is caused when the sheet gets bent upward
> when cutting it.  Maybe it's the cutting of the sheet?
> Susan
> On 5/2/07, Keith Taylor <taylordow@sprintmail.com> wrote:
>> Jon,
>> 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.
>> Keith.
>> 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?
>> >
>> > Jon
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