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Illustration of a conundrum. | by Titivilus Press
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Illustration of a conundrum.

When printing from photopolymer plates, we can't use the press's grippers because the plate base is too thick and the grippers would smash it. Sometimes it's not a problem but this time the ink was too sticky so every print stuck to the plate. What to do? Build a frisket! In this case, out of blue painters tape.

It worked reasonably well, but I could have done better. Mostly I should have checked the ink better. I was mixing a custom color on the fly on-press and wound up with issues I didn't have time to resolve. Ah well...

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Taken on November 14, 2018