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  • Camille Robin
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    @camillerobin
    9 years, 5 months ago

    Hello all,

         Has anyone had their PP plate move on the base as they have been printing? I am assumming, that this could be more of a problem when using a deep impression. How do you prevent/stop it?What solutions have you used? Do you use double backed tape or a spray adhesive to mount your plate? What brand? Thanks, in advance


    cleanwash letterpress
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    @cleanwashletterpress
    9 years, 5 months ago

    I use the film adhesive (roll) from Boxcar ( http://www.boxcarpress.com/photopolymer-supplies/platemaking-supplies.html ) and have never had an issue with plates moving! Spray adhesive is just a mess, and I wouldn’t recommend using double sided tape as it could cause uneven impression.


    Camille Robin
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    @camillerobin
    9 years, 5 months ago

    Thanks Colleen,I used your link and boxcar says you can reuse the film adhesive if you leave it on the plate and just put the silicon backing on for storage. Have your done that? Also, what about the steel backed plates they offer? Anybody using those? I’m just an old fashioned hot lead gal trying to learn how to use today’s technology. Thanks for dragging me out of my cave 🙂


    cleanwash letterpress
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    @cleanwashletterpress
    9 years, 5 months ago

    It is reusable- though sometimes after you remove the plate from the base the old adhesive can warp it a bit. When that happens, I find that it is just easier to pull it off and replace the adhesive.I haven’t used the metal backed plates- someone else will have to fill you in!

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