Printers Tympan

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Tympan (or Bruzer's Tympan) refers to a sheet of oiled manilla paper which is securely fastened to the face of the platen of a letterpress printing machine. Underneath the tympan would be a packing which would vary in grade of firmness relevant to the type or image to be printed, which absorbs the impact of the letterpress printing thus avoiding damage to the hand-set or pre-cast typography or engravings.

We have acquired a limited quantity of .006" caliper tympani rolls from the Riegel Paper company in 12" and 20” widths, and parsed it into 20 and 15 yard rolls respectively, for your convenience.

• 20" × 15 yard roll
— OR —
• 12" × 20 yard roll

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