Thursday, December 20, 2007

Positive Working Litho Plates discontinued by Kodak

As many of you are probably aware of right now Kodak has decided to stop manufacturing the Positive Working Litho Plates and is pushing for the new process of ctp. We at Takach Press have made the necessary arrangements to buy a large stockpile of plates for our customers. We recommend getting your orders in early to make sure you or your school are prepared for the following year. We are also currently working on finding a new source for the Positive Working Litho Plates and will post them to the site as soon as they are available. If you would like a little more info please read the following. PositiveLithoPlateNotice.pdf If you would like to purchase your plates online you can check out our online store. Questions please feel free to contact us at any time.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Welcome Printmakers: Please use this space to introduce yourselves

Hello, My name is Alan Takach, Education: I am currently working towards my BFA at the University of New Mexico. I am focused in the studio and more particularly in printmaking. I have completed courses in Lithography, Intaglio, and Serigraphy. I will complete my degree requirements in the fall of 2007, though there are many courses that I would still like to take. Professionally: I started working at Takach Press corporation as a teen and have learned the skills required to build the presses that we manufacture.
Community: I attended the Southern Graphics Council conference in Kansas City in 2007 and was introduced to the wonderful community of printmakers. It was great to experience first hand the diversity and warm welcoming of students, professors, and professional printmakers. Attending the conference inspired not only my art, it instilled personal edifice in the printing products that we at Takach Press produce.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Registration Pins: How To Choose The Correct Size

A question we often answer for Takach Press's customers is about registration pin diameters and height choices. Our customers have the option of several pin choices that we manufacture. They must choose the correct registration pins from two diameters of and several heights.

Registration Pin Diameter

Takach Punch Registration Systems that were manufactured prior to 1991 use the 1/4 inch (.250") diameter registration pins. This size of pin will also work with a inexpensive three hole punch purchased at a office supply store. Takach Punch Registration Systems that were manufactured after 1991 use the 9/32 inch (.281") diameter registration pins.

Registration Pin Height

Registration pins come in the following heights .070" which is approximately 1/16 inch .125" 1/8 inch. .250" 1/4 inch. Our customers choose the pin height based on their matrix's thickness and the thickness of the paper used in a printing session.

Label Your Punch Registration System

We recommend that once a shop determines the correct diameter pin that a note be placed on the punch so that shop users who reorder the pins can quickly and accurately reorder punch registration pins. If your studio has a Takach Press 9/32 inch(.281") diameter punch registration system We will gladly send you a sticker to be placed on the punch, just contact us and ask.

What Are Punch Registration Pins Used For?

Registration pins are used by lithographers and other printmakers to align or register their printmaking paper to the litho plate or other printing matrix during the printing process. Printmakers use 3 hole or 6 hole punch registration punchs to punch holes into their printmaking matrix and corosponding holes into their paper.

Takach Combination Press Transfer Table Instructional Video

Takach Combination Etching and Litho Printing Presses custom built transfer tables allow easy swap of your litho or etching head from the press to a safe storage and efficient transfer table.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

We are looking for used takach presses

If you have a used Takach Press that you would like to sell please contact Takach Press.