|03-27-2008, 09:21 PM||#1|
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Sourcing Lithoplate in Canada
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Where do you get your stash of lithoplate (commonly used in older printing shops?). I've chatted with a few in the printing industry and they don't use it anymore...
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|03-28-2008, 03:20 PM||#4|
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I am: Gary M.
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One use to be able to go into any newspaper office and pick the stuff up usually for only a minimal fee or free even. But seems they no longer use that method of printing or the printing is sourced out.
I went into a small local printing shop and asked if they might have any available. The man asked me how much I was looking for and I said I would love to get 3 sheets. He went out to the shop and came back with 4 sheets that were used on one side only but very clean and new looking. Wouldn't take anything for them.
I guess its just the luck of the draw as to who might have this stuff. It was good someone had some to give you.
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|03-28-2008, 09:17 PM||#5|
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Lithoplate can show up in all sorts of locations.
I wound up with two sheets from a garage sale. We'd been bumming around and not really looking for anything when I spotted the hand-made canoe hanging from the rafters. Con versation came around to his other hobby of drafting old sailing ships at a specific scale. He had two old plates that were kicking around and which he was a bit leery of letting go of since they were ready for the printer and he didn't want copies going whilly-nilly after all his hard efforts.
I must have given the right assurances of what would happen to them.
One went to Jim McIntyre for use in his old-timer projects and I've got the other one in my basement, which will probably get mounted in a frame for hanging -- they're that good!
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