Paw-Claws™ letterpress registration gauge pins are 3D printed and designed for ease of use and quick, accurate registration.
The elegant design makes inserting them into tympan paper simple and fast, providing accurate alignment for your paper substrate.
To use Paw-Claws simply use a razor to cut a 1.25” diagonal slice in your
tympan starting about 1/8” down from the edge of your paper. Insert the lower set of claw prongs into the slice in the tympan and align the lead edge of the Paw-Claw with the intended edge of the paper to be printed. The spring action of the prongs holds the Paw-Claws in place on the tympan. Taping them in place is recommended to maintain positioning throughout a press run.
Paw-Claws will not interfere with wood furniture, reglets, metal leading, or spacing material.
When using a boxcar base Paw-Claws Gauge Pins should be positioned beyond the edge of the base.
Buy your Paw-Claws™ here:
Paw-Claws are packaged in sets of three.
One set $20.00 shipping included. (Back ordered.)
Two sets $30.00 shipping included. (Back ordered.)
A short video of showing how to register your work
using Paw-Claws can be seen here:
For those wondering about the position of the side guide pin,
as a Southpaw I've always put it on the right side for easier feeding, I know, I know!