Film Source?

Discussion in 'Platemaking' started by Warren Peace, Jan 7, 2021.

  1. Warren Peace

    Warren Peace Member

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    Anybody know of a good source for film (in the US) for an Agfa Accuset 1000 plus (#1 Network #135 HN/VLD 14 inch film)? I've been waiting for almost 2 weeks now. Thanks!
     
  2. printerdan

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  3. Warren Peace

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    Thanks for that info. I'm bookmarking that site now. A CTP system is on my list but I want to have one for metal, which is a bit more than a polyester CTP system. But yes, straight to plate is the next move.
     
  4. printerdan

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    My 2 cents.
    Many years I ran poly plates through an Accuset. Plenty of cmyk on a 3302. Mostly standard LH, Bus. cards, what-not.
    I now run 100% metal not by choice, but by employment.
    Pro's and Con's - no archives or filing needed for poly. Finish a job, move on to the next. Poly is a one time plate usually. (You might gently clean it on press for a following morning work & turn.) Poly plates scratch easier but seldom. No hunting and cleaning down blemishes, oxidation on a poly plate; again, it's always a new plate. Someone needs to be available to output plates for every job with poly.
    I ran poly on that image setter without a rip. Large complex files, almost always customer supplied choked and you could be sh#t outta luck if you cannot find a fix via sending single plates, re-frying pdf's or bitmapping via photoshop. This occurred maybe twice a year.
    In theory you have all the equipment: the Accuset and a processor.
    Research before you fly, but ask as pertinent.
     
  5. Warren Peace

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    I was seriously considering poly plates just now but I remembered I output positives for screen printers and use negatives for polymer plates. Lol. I’ll still jump at the opportunity if I find another image setter for a good price.
     
  6. Leander Starr

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    You can order good quality film out of China. Try Alibaba. IR or HN
     

  7. Warren Peace

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    Thanks for the suggestion, the first post from printerdan worked out great. I get my film on Wednesday and the guy (Matt) was very helpful and had a lot of pointers for me.
     
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