trying for a cheap flexible printing plate

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trying for a cheap flexible printing plate

Post by Asphalt on Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:03 am

I am trying to find a good solution to a flexible printing surface. I would a nicely textured cutting board, on the cheap at Ikea.
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Two different surfaces
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Cut it to size
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And Clipped it on
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Unfortunately The inherent non-stick surface did not hold the plastic. So, I sprayed it with hairspray and applied blue tape.
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Re: trying for a cheap flexible printing plate

Post by gpiffle on Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:02 pm

that could work.
I usually just let the printer cool down, and the piece just separates from the glass.
If I want to print immediately, I use a razor-blade scraper. wiggle it under a corner, and the piece just pops off.

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Re: trying for a cheap flexible printing plate

Post by Asphalt on Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:36 am

I am using a root basic, no heated base to release from.

It worked like a charm. I printed a filled 3inch square and it popped it right off.

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Re: trying for a cheap flexible printing plate

Post by Asphalt on Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:05 am

I can tell you how well this works. Once you get the zmetering right, this prints like a dream.

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Re: trying for a cheap flexible printing plate

Post by Asphalt on Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:31 am

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