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Magnesium & Polymer plate suppliers in the UK

UPDATE NEW POLYMER PLATE SUPPLIERS

LYME BAY PRESS Suppliers of the Chase Base and the much sort after KF152 deep relief polymer plates. The UK equivalent to the American Boxcar Base.

Magnesium - For letterpress you will require 16 gauge or 16g plates which are commonly known in the trade as "ZINCOS".

Centurion Graphics - Preston, Lancashire - supply type high mounted zincos & polymer plates
Metallic Elephant - Coulchester, Essex - zincos, can be mounted type-high
Blingford Graphics - Walsall, West Midlands - supply type high mounted zincos
Park Graphics - Manchester - zincos and polymer plates
JFM Plates - Manchester - zincos and polymer plates

BOXCAR PRESS  - US - suppliers of polymer plates and Boxcar base

If anyone can recommend some additions to this list the please leave a comment

8 comments:

  1. There are kits to make your own polymer? ha ha, want to try it! Did you tried that?

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  2. Not yet... but on my to do list :) They are sold for mainly to print in clay and you can expose the plate with lamps or sunlight, good for illustrations!

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  3. Not sure I'm brave enough to try and make my own polymer plates!

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  4. Thanks for the information Jax, I have been looking for someone to create a type-high Zinco for my Printmonkey logo. I'll give Centurion a go ...

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  5. Does anybody know of any Polymer plate suppliers in the UK. It looks like the Alpha Engraving site listed above has disappeared and whilst Boxcar Press looks great the shipping costs weigh in quite high. I would love to hear of any alternatives ?

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  6. Hi Matt, that's why I've never bothered with polymer and just use magnesium, I can't seem to find anybody who sells polymer plates in the UK that are as deep as the boxcar ones for a deep impression. There was a thread on Briarpress about polymer in the uK which might be helpful
    http://www.briarpress.org/18894
    There's was someone advertise as well on British Letterpress classifieds

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  7. Hi Jax, thank you for your comment re our zinco's.
    I thought that you would like to know that we also supply polymer plates, especially deep etched, either mounted or plain, and our revised website will soon have this info on it.

    Peter
    pp CENTURION GRAPHICS

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  8. Hi Jax

    I have been experimenting with making Polymer plates and am now able to produce good results, the secret is to ensure good contact between the polymer and neg and, of course, to obtain the precise exposure time

    Mick

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Hi and thanks for stopping and i would love to hear your comments

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