Friday, March 28, 2008

The Rollers Arrive!!

Yay!! Guess what just came in from NA Graphics? These are the rubber rollers and Delrin trucks, which, for the uninitiated, are those white things on the ends of each roller which roll along guides, or "rails".

These trucks are of specific diametre in relation to the rollers, which in turn are a specific diametre to adequately deposite ink over the plate, or "form", without the following roller wiping the ink back off again. Originally steel trucks were used (or the rubber tyred Expansion Trucks by Morgan) Delrin is less damaging to the press than steel in the long run. I think rubber roller material will do well in the Central Florida climate.

I still have to carve out time to rewire the motor plug and switch, do another major getting-rid-of in the room which this press occupies so i can have something like space and work room. I need to get some furniture (wood pieces to lock forms into chases), a decent imposing stone and table, a decent type cabinet for California style job cases, and storage cabinets for cleaning solutions, ink, paper, roller storage, etc. Slowly but surely it's all coming together.


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