Re: News from Bostick & Sullivan

From: Jack Brubaker ^lt;>
Date: 03/06/04-05:55:07 PM Z
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Amazingly bringing old machines accross the pond is very cost effective. I
brought over a bunch of tools some years ago and found that the truck
freight from Baltimore to Indiana was more expensive than the ship transport
from Britian to US. There were reduced rates on both the ship and truck for
"used machinery". I guess it is considered unbreakable.


> From: Richard Sullivan <>
> Reply-To:
> Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2004 13:09:14 -0700
> To:
> Subject: Re: News from Bostick & Sullivan
> Jack,
> 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
> history.
> If they abandon it I will accept their machine.<grin> How to get it here
> from England is a problem in itself though.
> --Dick
> 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
>> 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.
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