RE: miraclon plates

From: Baird, Darryl ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 02/19/04-12:10:58 PM Z
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Can you describe the sticking? Is the surface of the paper coming off
on the plate or something less sinister? Strange Ross stated on his
site that traditional plate warmers used by printmakers were to be
avoided with polymer. Are you using a warmer prior to or while you're
inking? I had a plate stick to a positive film after over heating in a
carbon-arc printer... in other words, it can get tacky with heat.

Are all your schools plates from the same shipment? ... a bad batch?


-----Original Message-----
From: shannon stoney []
Sent: Thu 2/19/2004 11:14 AM
Subject: Re: miraclon plates
>What is miracle gel? Does it have any water content? If so, it'll
>the plate. I just use plain old etching ink, or if I need to use the
>ink, easy wipe. No oil, either.

We tried that and the paper stuck a lot. It stuck a little less with
miracle gel, but it still seemed like too much sticking. I think I
am going to go back to Solarplate, even though it is more expensive.


Received on Thu Feb 19 12:22:06 2004

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