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What's this?

Discussion in 'Printing & Print Design Forum:' started by Claire pilcher, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. Claire pilcher

    Claire pilcher New Member

    Hi,

    My husband has been given this machine, does anyone know what it is? It's come from a pro print shop?

    Thanks!

    Claire
     

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  2. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    This is like one of those old game shows. ;)

    Under the mesh and the cover to the right, what's under there?
     
  3. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    Does it have any logos/markings on it.

    Initially I thought a cromolain machine
     
  4. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    I was going to say it was for developing Bromide's.

    If there's a bath and rollers under the cover I think it could be either.

    I did think if there was a heating element under there, it could be one of those things used with that expanding ink stuff similar to Espand-tex.
     
  5. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    Or for dye-sub proofs
     
  6. Claire pilcher

    Claire pilcher New Member

    Thanks for the replies, there isn't a logo on it. It has a heating element under the flap, I'll get some more pics.
     
  7. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    larger pics if possible :)

    Also what are in the tins/on tin labels....

    Will say my first thoughts were some sort of thermal transfer type thing....
     
  8. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    If there's a heating element and a kind of mesh conveyor, It may be for the expanding ink thing.
    There was a process (prob's still is) where the wet ink would be coated with a powder and then put through a heater.
    This made the powder melt and expand to give a raised, glossy affect.
    Usually used on business cards.

    Either that or a Pie Warmer. ;)
    ...or both?
     
  9. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    Mmmmmm.... pieeeee
     
  10. easiprint

    easiprint New Member

    Thermography machine? (the raised powder printing)
     

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