Product Experiment - PPP PlatesMar 18, 2009
I spend a LOT of my time experimenting with stuff to check for integrity. Something can be sitting innocently by minding it's own business and I will pick it up and try to break it, just to see if I can. Of course, if it breaks, I will ammend the creation process to make it stronger. Everyone wins...except the sad little broken piece...boo hoo...It can go join the poor little lamp out in the rain that we all felt sorry for in that brilliant IKEA commercial.
You've heard me go on about how great the photopolymer plates are from Whole Lotta Whimsy http://wholelottawhimsy.com, but yesterday's experiment was quite a surprise. I happened to pick up an old, exposed PPP from ANOTHER MANUFACTURER (steel-backed) and for some reason I gave it a little bend. It IMMEDIATELY shattered like glass! This got me excited (doesn't take much!) and I tried it with many other old ones from the same manufacturer. They ALL did the same thing. The feeling was like picking up a piece of spun sugar and trying to bend it...SNAP. I then tried to do this with a PPP from Whole Lotta Whimsey. It didn't break at all, just bent as I expected the others to do in the first place.
Needless to say, I tried this again and again with old, exposed PPP's from each company and it was the same everytime. WLW plates bent, the other company's plates shattered.
These plates were all properly stored... Some were only a few weeks old.
Whole Lotta Whimsy PPP's rock...I rest my case.