These Kf152 plates are being sold by weight, typically 1 lb. The actual area covered is more than an A2 sheet but they can come down in size to 1″ strips and up to nearly A6 size, some are longer, they really are a mixed bag and each bag will vary. Ideal for printers who make their own small plates or for metal clay artists who only need small pieces of plate.
KF152 material is 1.52mm thick and recommended for use on any thickness of stock but is best for paper and board over 400 gsm – the KF152 works particularly well on thicker stocks where an obvious impression is required. For letterpress work where a strong impression is essential it is not enough to have a deep plate, the shoulder angle of the material needs to make contact with the stock to emphasize the effect. If a thinner plate like the KF95 is used on thick stock the shoulder will reach the paper but the depth of the impression will be limited as the floor of the plate will crush the paper if too much impression is used.
If you’re using stock greater then 400 gsm the KF152 plate will achieve both a strong effect and deep impression. On stocks less than 400 gsm the KF95 will give the deepest impression you can achieve on that weight of board because of the board thickness without requiring a deeper plate.
KF152 Photopolymer Plates
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