Re: News from Bostick & Sullivan

From: jack reisland ^lt;>
Date: 03/06/04-02:01:47 PM Z
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Yes, price is one problem with Autotype, mostly because they only sell in such
large rolls. This also makes it difficult to keep stock fresh. We have also been
plagued by pits in our plates. Frankly, we had not considered that they may be
caused by the pinholes in the gravure tissue itself, but based on other's reports,
that sure may be a factor.
   Thank very much for considering this product. I would be VERY interested in
trying some samples. We promise not to tell Autotype if you make some! It is
pretty evident, though, after dealing with them, that they are not interested in
producing and selling gravure tissue.

Best Regards, Jack Reisland

Richard Sullivan wrote:

> Assuming this means gravure tissue, what is the gripe with what Autotype
> produces? Quality? Price? Would folks be willing to re calibrate to a
> different tissue. It is my understanding that Autotype dearly wants out of
> making it. The risk is if I come out with it and they drop it, I am in a
> pickle as I have then inherited the mantle. There would be no getting out.
> I have heard that some batches are plagued with what are in the trade
> termed assh*les, tiny areas that cause asterisk looking pits in the copper.
> This i got from a couple of gravure printers here in Santa Fe and also in a
> book on gravure from the 30's. I believe they are caused by small pinhole
> bubbles in the tissue. With this long a history it may just be an endemic
> problem in making the tissue.
> Thanks for the comments.
> --Dick
> At 12:07 PM 3/6/2004, you wrote:
> >I would like to recommend the production of gravure paper. Autotype could sure
> >use some competition.
> >
> >Jack Reisland
> >
> >Richard Sullivan wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > With the coating machine I am looking at other coated products like oil
> > > paper, collotype film, albumen, etc. Comments welcome.
Received on Sat Mar 6 14:01:53 2004

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