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Re: litho stone storage



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I have not heard about the image storage... but perhaps the stones are more
permanent... There are offset presses that work with stones, so that a right
reading stone prints onto a cylinder blanket, and then onto the paper. That
may also be a possible answer.

Katie


Katie Harper
Ars Brevis Press
Cincinnati, OH
513-233-9588




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> This is printing related as opposed to binding, but I was hoping there were
> a couple of printers out there who would have the answer.
>
> Lots of old litho stones contain right reading images on them, which I had
> always understood to be stored images - kind of a Barney Rubble style of
> filing system. The ones I've seen contain business forms - letterhead,
> invoices, things that would need to be printed over and over. The images
> were inked, transfered to aluminum plates then the thin aluminum plates
> (with the image now reversed), were processed and run through the litho
> press on a stone backer.
>
> While I was explaining this to someone I realized I wasn't sure I knew what
> I was talking about. Why use the cumbersome stone to store the image instead
> of just a thin aluminum plate?
>
> Thanks for any info,
> Roberta
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> Pendleton, Oregon
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