i live in mexico city, and i can’t find tympan packing or drawsheets for my newly purchased vandercook universal 1. does anyone have any suggestions on how to make my own? a template that i could use to hand-cut would be amazing, and also any suggestions on what type of material i should use (gotta find it in spanish, but an english equivalent is a start) for the drawsheet as well as packing. when i worked at a letterpress studio back in 2003, we didn’t use the shiny mylar or rubber blankets, only the sheets that feel a little waxy, like parchment. thanks for your help.
this may be something i have to order next time i’m stateside, as from my reading it seems DIY packing can result in bad printing. or else order directly from na graphics and wait for the mexican post to deliver it (often months).
so much to learn with a new press, in a new country . . . !