I’m hoping someone out there may be able to offer me some advice with packing my Vandercook 320G.
I’ve got a piece of cold rolled steel, 18 gauge/.050″ to make up for the galley depth. I talked to a few print shops in my area about packing, and one printer I talked to only uses Mylar, (and swears by it) I thought I’d give it a whirl. So I have 18 sheets of .004 mylar on the cylinder, and still it doesn’t seem to be enough. I used that amount because I read that my undercut should be about.070″. My undercut is not stamped anywhere on my press (it must be too old), so I’m left with trying to figure it out on my own… If my measurement is right (on my calipers) it seems like my undercut in .110″. Isn’t that rather large?! I read that the 325A has an undercut of .105, and I’m thinking that mine might be close. Any recommendations for doing a hard-pack on such a large undercut? If I used .004″ Mylar that I can find locally I’d need 28 sheets! Is that too many sheets? What would be some downsides of running so many sheets?