The platesetter I'm currently using

Started by madbugger, May 15, 2023, 02:59:09 PM

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madbugger

I didn't want to hijack Impodave's for sale post so:

Our version of Dia Nippon platesetter.

Auto loader, Accento, Azura plate processor and plate stacker.

100 plate capacity in loader, about 3  1/2 minutes per 670 x 560 size plate once it gets going, First plate takes about 5 minutes from realise from Apogee to delivery finished on stacker.

Driven by Agfa Apogee V10.xxAccento Line 2.jpgAccento.jpg
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DigiCorn

I'm fairly certain I had that exact same Agfa processor at Sig-1. We fed it with a Screen platemaker, though. Easiest processor ever to clean - only an hour and a half for one guy to make it spotless. Our building was like 100 years old, so it kept frying fuses, so eventually talked to Agfa and IIRC they told me that it typically takes about 12-15 amps to totally fry it, but they factory install a 5 amp fuse, so I could replace it with a 10 amp fuse and make the problem go away, which it did.
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madbugger

yep, probably the easiest and quickest processor I have had to clean. Helps that it runs a water based gum washout solution as well
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Slappy

Best thing we ever did (for my sanity, at least) was move to chem-free plates. The hell with chems & processors. Nobody young enough is left to teach how to deal with it properly & I'm too old and crotchety to deal with it any more. Quality on the new plates are "good enough" for the clueless masses - anybody with an eye for better is dead or retired by now.
A little diddie 'bout black 'n cyan...two reflective colors doin' the best they can.

DigiCorn

I'm just waiting for the cancer diagnosis to come in from all the times that violet shit blew up all over me, and from cleaning up the Pro-Cam mess that always overflowed, at J&M from the Palladio.
"There's been a lot of research recently on how hard it is to dislodge an impression once it's been implanted in someone's mind. (This is why political attack ads don't have to be true to be effective. The other side can point out their inaccuracies, but the voter's mind privileges the memory of the original accusation, which was juicier than any counterargument ever could be.)"
― Johnny Carson

"Selling my soul would be a lot easier if I could just find it."
– Nikki Sixx

"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."
― Ernest Hemingway

Tracy

follow safety protocols even if you don't want to!
I did after my "Environmental Cancer"
I never followed the MSDS recommendations in all the years I dealt with chemicals-Stupid!
thankfully I don't work with chemicals anymore, I did enjoy processor maintenance, it was relaxing to me.

especially handling of developer, gloves, eye protection, and mask

Possum

You had protection? Wow. Our MSDS binder was used as a dust catcher.

I once tried to talk our manager into submitting our place for the show "Dirty Jobs." I figured if cleaning out a couple of processors didn't qualify, nothing would. She wouldn't go for it.
Tall tree, short ropes, fix stupid.

Tracy

yeah I was like that with the MSDS Sheets, threw them in the recycle bin
I brought in my own eye protection, the developer is bad stuff!
I looked so goofy but my health was more important finally. thankfully I didn't have to do it for very long
I should of had a picture taken  ;D Not even sure why it's so funny to protect myself

sorry about the thread jack madbugger


David

oh man, they went nuts on personal protection at my old job.

they had full face masks, goggles, gloves and a stupid suit to put on while cleaning the processors. It happened shortly after we got the Kodak Flexcell (flexo plates, processor and dryer). The processor had solvent in it that would take the paint off a car, the dryer used UV C light to cure, which will blind you if you look directly at the light. 

Fun times.

:o
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Tracy

yeah we have been breathing in corrosive chemicals for years!!
remember changing fixer in a confined darkroom?

David

hell, I used to swim in developer &fixer.


At my very first job in the printing biz, I was a camera operator shooting b&w, hand developing with trays. They had a huge stack of boxes of dev & fix (you know the ones, cardboard with the plastic bladder inside, I called them "cubitainers ").
Well, one day it rained really hard and the darkroom got flooded, the cardboard boxes on the bottom of the stack collapsed, the ones on top hit the ground and busted open.
I think it was about 12 inches or so deep in the darkroom, somebody had to get it out.

:'(
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born2print

Gonna kick it root down

David

well, they were cubes of plastic inside a cardboard container



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madbugger

I do not miss film processors. Dirty bastards of things.

Nothing cleared the sinuses like 38º C fixer in a tiny enclosed darkroom.
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David

oh my god yes, I forgot to mention that this place had no air conditioning, I'm in Texas, it was summer.



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