Introducing the latest addition to our product family The Chase Base 10 x 15 for presses with a 10 x 15 chase size or bigger. We’ve had plenty of requests for this base and we’ve been working towards it but now it’s here, the perfect base for ‘T’ Platens and Windmills etc.
Working with various full time and very experienced print shops has highlighted what’s really required for the letterpress community in the UK. In particular we’d like to thank our friend David Wood over at Berrington Press who pointed out the failing of some base systems with sizes that don’t quite work for the UK paper dimensions. So we didn’t just develop a new bigger base for the 10 x 15 chase but made sure (with David’s help) the measurements allow professional print shops to run and print SRA4. The SRA sizes are the untrimmed paper sizes which enable printers to print A4 plus trim / registration marks.
SRA4 Paper Size 320mm x 225mm
A4 Paper (Trimmed) Size 297mm x 210mm
New Chase Base Size 10 x 15 = 316mm x 220mm
This base is a snug fit in a 10 x 15 chase but it’s important if working with presses that have grippers etc to make sure your quoins are at the bottom of your chase – put your base at the top of the chase at all times to avoid press equipment crashing in to the base.
The new 10 x 15 Chase Base will be in stock ready to ship from the beginning of November 2012 priced at £154 + Vat.