Does anyone remount old cuts?

I have a couple of old cuts, each about 4 by 8 inches, whose wood bases are warped to where they don’t lie flat on the bed. Does anyone here know who could remount an old cut?

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I mount mine on MDF. But that depends on the depth of the metal.

Inky Lips Press

If you can pull one print, you might send the print to someone to make a new plate. In the alternative, you could scan it in Adobe to email. Once in Adobe, you could resize it you wish.

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Casey is right on. MDF is easily worked, and it doesn’t warp.
I had a client with historical cuts of different thicknesses, from zinc photoengravings to hand-engraved stereotype metal. With a shaper head on my radial arm saw, I made appropriate supports for every possible combination.
Consider adhesive mounting in calculating height. Plate nails are very particular and I doubt you could get them now.

Thanks all; that’s helpful. I haven’t measured the thickness of the metal yet (getting an accurate read will require removing it from the old base), but that should get me on my way.

tsven - My printing teacher, John Horn, taught his apprentices to mount plates on MDF … but of a common type: counter tops. You’ve seen them - the ones with Formica on top.

By applying the plate with double-sided sticky tape, you can create a stable base for your plates. The slick Formica surface makes it fairly easy to remove a plate and re-use it for another, as needed.

Using this method, you’ll never look at a scrap piece of counter top for sale in a thrift store the same way again. :)