Makeready Supplies

Bar-Plate carries a large variety of supplies and materials to help you Makeready faster and easier. Such as Shim Packing Paper, Tympan, Carbon Paper and Footprinting Foil in rolls and sheets. We also carry Mylar and Vinyl in rolls

Shim Packing Paper Rolls

SHIM PACKING PAPER ROLLS

Shim Packing is synonymous with many words and terms, but it is primarily associated with makeready. Bar-Plate's Shim Packing Paper has multiple uses and is often used as a spot sheet, top sheet, packing sheet, overlay and/or underlay sheet, hanger sheet, leveling sheet or filler sheet. Our three thicknesses and three roll widths give you the variety of alternatives you need to achieve an accurate and precise makeready.
Our Shim Packing Paper is specifically designed for diecutting. Its micro-metrically precise caliper, great hardness, durability and strength ensure the ultimate in a kiss impression. This gives you cleaner cutting and creasing and longer wear of the knives, thereby reducing down-time. Makeready tape can easily be applied to Shim Packing Paper.

The ability to choose from our three thicknesses of .002", .003" & .006" when making ready your press allows you to achieve a precise, even and balanced cutting solution. Common roll widths of 36", 45" and 54" are available in all three thicknesses.

When used with our Dispenser Cutter, Bar-Plate's Shim Packing Paper on rolls helps to eliminate waste - tear off only what you need; the balance of the roll stays neat and ready for your next application.


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Shim Packing Paper Sheets

Shim Paper is also readily available in sheets. Pre-cut top sheets and other speciality sizes can be supplied. Call 800-356-9940


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Tympan Paper Rolls

TYMPAN PAPER ROLLS

Just like our Shim Packing Paper, Bar-Plate's Tympan Paper has multiple uses. Its treated surface is designed to repel moisture and is impervious to most Plate and blanket washes. This high density paper comes in .006" caliper, with roll widths of 36", 45" and 54".

Bar-Plate's Treated Tympan are also designed to be used in such printing and diecutting makeready processes as Letterpress, Lithography, Offset, Gravure and Flexography.

When used with our Dispenser Cutter, Bar-Plate's Tympan Paper on rolls helps to eliminate waste - tear off only what you need; the balance of the roll stays neat and ready for your next application.


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Tympan Paper Sheets

Tympan Paper is also readily available in sheets. Pre-cut top sheets and other speciality sizes can be supplied. Call 800-356-9940


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Carbon Paper Rolls

Bar-Plate's reproduction Carbon Paper is designed specifically for steel rule diemakers and diecutters. We use only the highest quality kraft paper and sensitive wax inks to assure you of a clear, sharp and accurate reproduction.

Typical applications for this superior product are: pulling or rubbing a strike sheet; die impressions to makeready cutting rule and level creasing rule; die impressions to cut channels in Counterboard and for locating Matrix; general tracings to transfer layouts to dieboards or Mylar and Vinyl strike sheets; creating a top sheet for makeready.

Bar-Plate's "4-4-2" gives you four roll widths, four roll lengths and two thicknesses from which to choose. Our fine line, one time carbon is .002" thick and has roll lengths of 300 feet and 3000 feet. Our super line, multi-use carbon is .005" thick and has roll lengths of 150 feet and 1500 feet.Common roll widths of 24", 36", 45" and 54" are available in both thicknesses.

Carbon Paper Sheets are also available. Give us a call and tell us the size you need and we will quote a price. Delivery is usually one to two weeks.

When used with our Dispenser Cutter, Bar-Plate's Carbon Paper on rolls helps to eliminate waste - tear off only what you need; the balance of the roll stays neat and ready for your next application.


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Foot Printing Foil

FOOTPRINT FOIL

Arguably the easiest way to reduce makeready time is to Footprint your press.
Eliminating the non-controllable variables on your press, such as upper platen, bed and plate thickness variances allows you to makeready for only the die height.


Why patch up the same low spot time after time when you can footprint it and forget about it. Bar-Plate's Footprint Foil comes in rolls and sheets. .001" & .002" x 36" x 50 foot rolls. .001" & .002" x 24" x 36" sheets.


This time and money saving product is in stock and a must for all serious diecutters.



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Kraft Paper


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Mylar Matt 1 side Polished 1 side

MYLAR ROLLS

Bar-Plate offers the highest quality Mylar for use in the diemaking and diecutting industry. Produced to our tight specifications, Bar-Plate's Mylar is dimensionally stable. Accept no substitutes.

M/P Mylar is available in .004" and .008" thickness comes in 36", 45" and 54" wide by 100 feet long rolls.
Strike and/or transfer sheets are an important part of the diemaking, diecutting and printing process. With a strike sheet, it is possible to do the preliminary printing operations before diecutting to ensure that the print-to-diecut register will be perfect. You can also use a strike sheet as a jig master by applying it to the dieboard prior to jigging.
The use of Mylar as a makeready sheet is increasing in popularity in our industry. Precise thicknesses and three different roll sizes give you the greatest degree of flexibility possible. Mylar's matting on one side and polish on the second side provide great flexibility. Bar-Plate's Mylar is the best there is for use on a plotter or for a carbon transfer. Die rub-offs come out perfectly every time.


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Vinyl, Matt Both Sides

Bar-Plate offers the highest quality Vinyl for use in the diemaking and diecutting industry. Produced to our tight specifications, Bar-Plate's Vinyl is dimensionally stable. Accept no substitutes.

M/M vinyl comes in .008" thickness 36", 45" and 54" wide by 100 feet long rolls.
Strike and/or transfer sheets are an important part of the diemaking, diecutting and printing process. With a strike sheet, it is possible to do the preliminary printing operations before diecutting to ensure that the print-to-diecut register will be perfect. You can also use a strike sheet as a jig master by applying it to the dieboard prior to jigging.


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Dispenser Cutters

Bar-Plate's multifaceted Dispenser Cutter can stand or hang - it's up to you! It is expertly engineered - all steel construction, easy to load, simple to operate, a space saver, a time saver, and a die saver. What more can we say! The Dispenser Cutter works with Carbon Paper, Shim Packing Paper, Tympan Paper and many other roll products. The clamp/tear bar keeps the product neat and prevents unrolling as the roll is torn.

24", 36", 45", and 54" sizes are available.

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