Re: News from Bostick & Sullivan

From: Richard Sullivan ^lt;>
Date: 03/06/04-02:09:14 PM Z
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Will do.

Autotype is still a modern vibrant company heavy into digital. It is not
hard to imagine that they are really not interested in a product that only
causes problems and makes no profit. I talked to someone who saw the
machine and during a tour. He said they told him that they only made two
runs a year and only as a courtesy to their customers and the company's

If they abandon it I will accept their machine.<grin> How to get it here
from England is a problem in itself though.


At 01:01 PM 3/6/2004, you wrote:
>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
>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 14:11:46 2004

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