I starting to get business that has 4 to 5 inch photos, what is the going cost for photo made plates?
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Shouldn’t your question be directed to a platemaker?
.62-.67 cents a square inch for polymer, if it’s coarse enough to apply linescreens to, and it seems like copper can sometimes be double or triple that depending upon the thickness and configuration (IE, mounted, unmounted, etc), and most of these businesses have a “30 sq inch” minimum.
Thanks for the information, this is the same price I pay for MAGNESIUM PLATES.
Magnesium plates are photo etched too, and that sounds about right for the thin mag plates- polymer does some things mag wont, though, and it is debated to hold a higher LPI at thinner gauges of plate material.