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  • FISCHER MARTIN
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    This bike has 65,000 on it, runs great, minor scrape on bag. STored near Dytona Beach, bike can ship from Prlando after bike week.

    in reply to: Daytona Campout Info #64077

    FISCHER MARTIN
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    Ok, all are welcome to the Holiday Travel Park, greak park, now noisy Harleys here. clean baths and rest rooms. good spot..Meet old friends here. Always found friends

     

    in reply to: Paul Mihalka #63494

    FISCHER MARTIN
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    Well, who is Paul and why stories about him??

    in reply to: OTL – don´t get much feedback #63521

    FISCHER MARTIN
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    HI, saw the post about number of issues, there were originally 9 or 10 issue of 82 pages. It was reduced to 6 issues due to the effort required to create each individual issue. Since there are now 6 issues, the editor has been increasing the page count to 112 pages. This allows for a more flexible publishing and printing scheduale. It has also reduced the costs of of mailing and printing.

    in reply to: Eco-friendly RA magazine #63384

    FISCHER MARTIN
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    [I][/I][B]DONT RUB TO HARD, all you will find is a clay coating, glue and green fiber.[/B]

    Wow, Lets talk about recycling, I was (still am) involved with the printing of the MAGAZINE OTL. I have spent 45 years in the printing of publication and packaging. In fact, I ended up owing and operating a 100 person printing plant. Fortunately I sold the Company to ride my motorcycle.

    Maybe I can help answer some concerns on the fine magazine that we struggle to produce every issue.
    1. The paper is a #2 coated 70lb gloss which has some recycled fiber as almost all papers have. The sheet is coated with a coating made with natural earth clay and a glue made from vegetables. It is totally recyclable. Though I am sure most reader keep the mag until their children will one day take them to recycling. Paper is very important, the #2 sheet is the lowest you can go and get good color, clarity, and true reproduction. No lower grades are available that will do the job at a reasonable price. Paper is extremely important as it must take ink, fold, be mailed, not yellow and keep around for a long time. OTL Uses one of the best papers for the job. Using a true recycled paper that is coated would require a different printing process, format and style, one that would not fit the member’s needs. There is no 100% recycled paper. except for corrugated. Even newsprint, which comes from Canada in huge quantities, is mostly virgin pulp. Without the long virgin fibers from pine and the short virgin fibers from hardwoods, all printable papers require virgin pulp to hold together in the printing process. By the way, we grow more trees than we cut each year and sell a lot of pulp, virgin and recycled, to China and Japan.

    Inks Used in the OTL printing process are all SOY BEAN based, there are very few inks in the market place that are not. T Shirts, Hats, Decals etc are different and many are true petro chemical based though some may be water based. However, printing by the Lithographic method requires a oil base and hence the SOY oil based inks. The Pigments and dryers, like all pigments/dryers that are made for paints, plastics, or printing are all “cracked” from petroleum. There is no other way except growing indigo plants and squeezing flowers to get pigments.

    The printing process of lithography has undergone a tremendous upgrading and constant improvement over the last 50 year, Paper trim, used inks, press cleaning solvents, aluminum printing plates, are all recycled and are regularly purchased to be made into new paper, printing plates, in the case of used inks, well, they are burned in power plants or are processed into road tars, or even made into black ink for other printing processes.

    Most everything that can be recycled by the printer is, even the OTL Magazine will one day wipe your butt or be made into a box that will carry your Depends to the nursing home.

    PS E-Copies are great, will you take it with you?

    Hope this helps….eX PRINTER AND R1200RT Pilot:hurray

    in reply to: Let’s Kickstart this Forum! #62984

    FISCHER MARTIN
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    Dan, I wanted to find a place to let you know that the quality of the December issue was great, wonderful print quality and great pictures. Great article on the old bikes and cars on the Georgia island

    in reply to: A Rally at a defunt race track, OK OK #61945

    FISCHER MARTIN
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    I drove there on the way to Frost Nutz rally in Vermont and found the place very interesting, I hope they have shower truck or such as the facility, though large, was not set up for camping… If they do open the huge building for us, it will be great? Do they have showers.?? or do we use the river.???

    in reply to: A Rally at a defunt race track, OK OK #61948

    FISCHER MARTIN
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    If it is true we have the building and the shower truck, great place to be, level etc. Yest the town of Pownell has plenty for all of us and the mountains in NY, New Hamp, and Vermont are all right there.

    I look forward to the Rally.

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