Property of Chet Nowlen

Most the pictures and sketches shown on this BLOG are the property of Chet Nowlen. Prints are available for $10 each. Please note that your purchased prints will not have the wording "Property of Chet Nowlen". Accepted payment for local or Nashville, Tennessee areas is cash. For all others we only accept PayPal.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Printing Dies

My job was drawing all the production drawings for four manufacturing plants and as purchasing agent for printing dies for these plants. In the early days most all of the dies were made of brass, as shown in these pictures. Later we switched to an aluminum alloy die that was much less expensive. For plywood box printing I purchased rubber dies mounted to a metal mounting plate. Most of our dies were purchased from Banner Die in Chicago, Illinois. My main contact at Banner was Frank Randazzo.  I really miss Frank as he was my mentor in the printing die world.


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