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Re: [BKARTS] Printing plates

on 3/11/03 7:43 PM, James Pepper at Biblescribe@xxxxxxx wrote:

> Actually I just wanted to know more about them, they have been in my family
> at least 50 years and I am not about to let them go. My father saved them
> from being destroyed by a publisher, they were going to burn them with some
> first editions because they wre of no value. huh. I did at one time use one
> of them to make a printing of the second reader, but that was a long time
> ago.
> My father had some of Bickmans's plates and we had them decorating our
> kitchen when i was growing up. A very good influence on my future as a
> bilbical scribe.  What kind of press would they be in are they still usuable,
> things like that.
> James G. Pepper
> Biblical Scribe

Mr. Pepper:

I would think you could print them on either a letterpress or even an
etching press depending on the thickness. You said they were brass or
copper? A good printmaker can proof them and tell you if parts have broken
down or not.

Ruth Roberson

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