Barbara Jean Yaple
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  • Mount Vernon, WA
  • United States
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C&P Clutch issues
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Hello, Ladies,Well, I got my C&P with the Kluge feeder, and I really like it-----however! (You knew there would be a "but.." or "however", didn't you!) this press has a single-speed motor and a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Jean Yaple May 20.

Rebirth!!
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Hello, Ladies,Well, do I have news! (Not a question---yes, I *do* have news!) In two weeks I will take delivery of a 1st Model C&P 10x15 with a Kluge feeder (My favorite feeder ever, and SO much…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Jean Yaple Apr 25.

A short "Hello", if I may
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Greetings, Everyone,I just stumbled upon this site, and already I love it! Briar Press postings led me here, while I was trying to decide if I  have enough room for a Little Giant. (No, I don't.)I've…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kseniya: Thomas-Printers May 11, 2013.

 

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Barbara Jean Yaple replied to Barbara Jean Yaple's discussion C&P Clutch issues
"Quick update: (I may have the only one of these in captivity!) I've found why the clutch wouldn't engage----there are three large set-screws that screw through the main-shaft bushing and engage the main-shaft itself. They are worn to the…"
May 20
Barbara Jean Yaple posted a discussion

C&P Clutch issues

Hello, Ladies,Well, I got my C&P with the Kluge feeder, and I really like it-----however! (You knew there would be a "but.." or "however", didn't you!) this press has a single-speed motor and a clutch on the gear-side drive pulley. There is a yoke arm that had been brazed at some point, and is just about to break again. Does anyone have this sort of clutch? If I can get it all apart in the correct order, I think it can be brazed, but I've not disassembled one of these (and they are *VERY*…See More
May 6
Barbara Jean Yaple replied to Cory Bordonaro's discussion Equipment Change
"Hi Ladies, Couple things I forgot and remembered as I was reading Danielle's response; when speaking of cylinders, most people now think of a Vandercook or some other proof press, but cylinders typically (in the press room, not composing) were…"
Apr 29
Barbara Jean Yaple replied to Cory Bordonaro's discussion Equipment Change
"Hi Cory,   Back in "Ye Olden Days", I owned a commercial printing plant, and had open and automatic platens, and cylinders---Miehle and Kelly "B". In terms of a smaller shop, it is hard to argue with history, and at one time…"
Apr 25
Barbara Jean Yaple and Cory Bordonaro are now friends
Apr 25
Barbara Jean Yaple replied to Barbara Jean Yaple's discussion Rebirth!!
"Hi Ladies,   Thanks for responding. I've got two Ludlow composing sticks coming from eBay; however, sadly, heritage press is a continent away. A few years ago I rode a motorcycle from home (65 miles north of Seattle) to N.…"
Apr 25
Jessica C. White replied to Barbara Jean Yaple's discussion Rebirth!!
"The last time I visited Crayton -Heritage Letterpress, they had a Linotype, possibly two, that needed a new home. Not sure what model it is, but you might want to get in touch - http://heritageletterpress.com/. Space is definitely the issue! If…"
Apr 25
Tiffany Smith replied to Barbara Jean Yaple's discussion Rebirth!!
"Wow! A Ludlow! I have never seen one in person, only on Youtube. How exciting!"
Apr 22
Barbara Jean Yaple replied to Katie Woodby's discussion Deciding on a Press
"Hi Ladies, Coming at it from a slightly different angle, I'd suggest a C&P floor model, either an 8x12 or a 10x15. I've owned both, and you can't beat a little 8x12 for kicking out business or calling cards at around 2500 iph,…"
Apr 20
Barbara Jean Yaple posted a discussion

Rebirth!!

Hello, Ladies,Well, do I have news! (Not a question---yes, I *do* have news!) In two weeks I will take delivery of a 1st Model C&P 10x15 with a Kluge feeder (My favorite feeder ever, and SO much nicer than hand-pegging sheets!) Shortly behind that will be a nice Ludlow with four cabinets of mats in size from 10pt to 96pt!The hunt for a V-36 continues, as does the hunt for a Model 14 Linotype, but I know they are out there, waiting patiently.The main issue is one of space. What was my…See More
Apr 17
Barbara Jean Yaple replied to Bunny Bear Press's discussion Uneven Impression on a C&P 10x15
"Hi, This used to happen a lot on my platens, which is why I loved the V36 and the Kelly! However, to the problem at hand: two things I would try would be to (carefully) thin the ink with reduction varnish or tack reducer, and also running thick…"
Feb 14
Barbara Jean Yaple replied to Alicia Rohan's discussion Full Color Business Cards
"Hi Alicia, In the past, I have had to print solids, and the folks are right---it is difficult at best to get a nice, rich solid. A couple of things I did to help included the following: if you have them, run the idler rollers on your form rollers…"
Aug 27, 2013
Barbara Jean Yaple replied to Erica Morgan Long's discussion Decreasing "saltiness"?
"Hi Erica, Do you have adjustable trucks and a type-high gauge? If so, I would check the roller truck settings, stripe it, and adjust as needed (if at all). Next I would put a piece of tissue under one-half of the image area and pull a proof,…"
Aug 27, 2013
Barbara Jean Yaple replied to Rachel Robinson's discussion Best Hand Cleaner
"Hi Ladies, Interesting and kind of funny....baby wipes are great, as are several commercial hand cleaners, but the funny part is that for years, when interviewing press operators, I would look for the "tell"----an ink-stained thumb…"
May 14, 2013
Jessica C. White left a comment for Barbara Jean Yaple
"Hi Barbara, Welcome to Ladies of Letterpress! Please feel free to use this site to communicate with the rest of the LoLP community - you are welcome to join or start a conversation in the forum, post photos or videos, and use this site to keep in…"
May 14, 2013
Barbara Jean Yaple and Kay Hiott are now friends
May 11, 2013

Profile Information

Make/model of press(es)?
none at the moment
Press or Business Name
owner, NorthCoast Printers before retirement
Printing for How Long?
45 years
Services Offered in Addition to Letterpress?
hobby letterpress, Linotype operation and light repair
Apprentices or Interns Welcome?
Contact Me for Details
About Me:
I'm retired after owning my own shop for 20 years. Former member Typo Union, 45+ years experience running and maintaining C&P, Kluge, Heidelberg, V-36, Kelly's, plus operating and maintaining Lino 15, 9, 14 and Blue Streak Comet linecasters. Oh, and I also restore British motorcycles.....and make great cookies for my Granddaughters....

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At 9:55am on May 14, 2013, Jessica C. White said…

Hi Barbara,
Welcome to Ladies of Letterpress! Please feel free to use this site to communicate with the rest of the LoLP community - you are welcome to join or start a conversation in the forum, post photos or videos, and use this site to keep in touch with printerfriends.

You can also stay in with touch with LoLP through Facebook and Twitter.

Cheers,
Jessica and Kseniya

At 7:53pm on May 11, 2013, Kay Hiott said…

I just found this site also and I love it! I'm so excited to find other ladies who love real printing and appreciate the craftsmanship of letterpress. I grew up in a print shop and have the proverbial printer's ink in my blood. Sounds like you have or have had some nice machines - good luck on your new ventures

 
 
 

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