Bulged Vacuum-table plate! oh no!
We just set up a printing table (a swiss 'frenke' of reasonably large format (70cmx100cm) one armed manual with parallel frame lift etc... etc...) that has been stored for around 3 years on a shipping-pallet ON ITS SIDE.:o
all is sweet EXCEPT the vacuum printing plate has developed an upward bulge.... so I've dismantled it and it seemed to have been under considerable pressure within its tabletop-frame. (shipping containers get hot!)
The bulge seems to stay and it looks as if i have no option but to replace it.
Q: what material do people here recommend?
It has to take solvent and water based based inks and the usual high-use abuse, and come in 10mm thickness
I can't identify the stuff that was used for the old one, looks like some high density stuff similar to old power board type bakelite... aluminum is a possibility...