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Machinhigh
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11 Jun 2016
02:35:10am
Image Not Found.Image Not FoundThis printing error only happens by pure chance and when seen ya grab it.

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11 Jun 2016
04:13:54am
re: A Wee Beastie in the Printing

Nice item, but isn't a circular spot like that caused by a speck od dirt on
the plate and while several examples may be printed it eventually is rubbed away, which makes it (If I am correct. ) an EFO rather than a printing flaw ?

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11 Jun 2016
07:46:10am
re: A Wee Beastie in the Printing

you are both right

the "freak" is by chance and likely reflects some alien substance interferring with the application of ink to the paper

and by definition it is not an "error" in that it is not the process itself

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11 Jun 2016
10:36:50am

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I think of these as a bubble of ink on the plate. As the top of the bubble touches the paper it creates a channel for ink around the bubble to soak into the paper, leaving a circle where the ink has been wicked away. Just my 2 cents.

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Machinhigh
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11 Jun 2016
11:53:12am
re: A Wee Beastie in the Printing

Gents it's a foreign body that got in-between the plate and ink and would disappear after a few had been run off sadly it's the sort of event that would never be picked up by quality control on automated presses.

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ikeyPikey
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11 Jun 2016
12:20:37pm
re: A Wee Beastie in the Printing

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"... it's the sort of event that would never be picked up by quality control on automated presses ..."



Just a matter of money. COTS automated inspection systems can detect sub-micron (very sub-micron) defects, but stamp defects aren't worth that kind of money.

Q/ When was the last time you bought a book with an inking defect?

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/s/ ikeyPikey
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11 Jun 2016
01:32:13pm
re: A Wee Beastie in the Printing

" .... but stamp defects aren't worth that kind of money. ...."

Yes and no, Ike.
Temporary freaks are sometimes interesting attention getters, and generally of no particular value.
But defects, such as the left band ½p, or the missing "£" on the £2,oo issue fetch a significant premium.

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Machinhigh
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11 Jun 2016
04:01:11pm
re: A Wee Beastie in the Printing

the un-cut pane of 20 I can guarantee you will fetch a significant premium.

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malcolm197
26 Jun 2016
02:18:21pm
re: A Wee Beastie in the Printing

That fault is far more impressive than the regular "ring-flaw" of dirt on the plate which usually requires close examination to see it.

I am sure that there would be a few Machin specialist who would want it in their collection.After all there are so few errors in modern printing these days -the quality control now is awesome.

Malcolm

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ikeyPikey
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26 Jun 2016
03:57:22pm
re: A Wee Beastie in the Printing

Quote:

"... but stamp defects aren't worth that kind of money ..."



Quote:

"... Temporary freaks are sometimes interesting attention getters, and generally of no particular value. But defects, such as the left band ½p, or the missing "£" on the £2,oo issue fetch a significant premium ..."



Permit me to clarify:

Quote:

"... but stamp defects aren't worth that kind of money to the printer, eg, so as to be worth the investment to catch them in the first place ..."



Hope that helps,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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