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    What is the Difference between Oil Transfer and Bromoil?

    I have a couple of references for bromoil but have so far been unable to find a reference for oil transfer.
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    Re: What is the Difference between Oil Transfer and Bromoil?

    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Pybus View Post
    I have a couple of references for bromoil but have so far been unable to find a reference for oil transfer.
    Adrian

    In oil transfer you start with a clear gelatin matrix, which is sensitized with dichromate and exposed with a negative to UV light. The matrix is then inked with a brush or brayer. In bromoil you begin with a bromide print, which is soaked in a special bleaching/hardening solution, after which you ink the print.

    Both processes were popularized in the pictorial period because of the extensive degree of tonal control you have with the inking process.

    There is actually another step you can take with either process, and that is transfer of the inked image to a final surface, and this was of course called oil transfer or bromoil transfer.

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    Re: What is the Difference between Oil Transfer and Bromoil?

    Tshkwtfhid.

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    Re: What is the Difference between Oil Transfer and Bromoil?

    look up Kirk Toft - a master of Bromoil transfer...

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    Re: What is the Difference between Oil Transfer and Bromoil?

    I've never seen an oil transfer in front of me but that description sounds similar to a carbon print.
    Is it? If so, does it have the "relief" texture to it like a carbon print? I have one of Sandy King's. Putting it behind glass keeps one from enjoying that trait, but it does protect the print.

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    Re: What is the Difference between Oil Transfer and Bromoil?

    An oil print is more like a photogravure than a carbon print.

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    Re: What is the Difference between Oil Transfer and Bromoil?

    Thanks for the information. I've been away from computers a few days!
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