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    The good, the bad and the ugly

    Hi all!

    For your amusement I've written a piece about my first experiences making platinum prints. It is here.
    Hints and advice on how to go on from here are always appreciated.

    See you!
    Christoph
    Last edited by phaedrus; 8-Jun-2008 at 05:47. Reason: wrong hyperlink

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    Re: The good, the bad and the ugly

    Interesting read. I did have a problem with the last four photos sitting in top of the text however so I couldn't read it all.

    Good luck with future prints, this is something I've pondered trying as well.
    notch codes ? where we're going, we don't need notch codes.

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    Re: The good, the bad and the ugly

    Thanks, phaedrus. Reminds me of my first couple of years learning to make Dye Transfers when I was a teenager in the '50s.
    (The difference between theory and practice is called experience.)
    Wilhelm (Sarasota)

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    Re: The good, the bad and the ugly

    Nice writing. Maybe I changed my mind about doing platinum after all! And Wilhelm....the difference between theory and practice is called mistakes.
    Michael W. Graves
    Michael's Pub

    If it ain't broke....don't fix it!

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    Re: The good, the bad and the ugly

    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Lum View Post
    Interesting read. I did have a problem with the last four photos sitting in top of the text however so I couldn't read it all.
    Sorry for that, caught that web design glitch too late. The page is changed to a blog format now, no pictures overlapping the text, although now the last steps in the process come first on the blog page. There's no substitute for real knowledge, it seems

    With thanks to all, Christoph

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    Re: The good, the bad and the ugly

    Looks great phaedrus, always good to read real world acc't of this process. Is there an advantage of the glass rod vs a brush ?
    notch codes ? where we're going, we don't need notch codes.

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    Re: The good, the bad and the ugly

    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Lum View Post
    Looks great phaedrus, always good to read real world acc't of this process. Is there an advantage of the glass rod vs a brush ?
    Fred,

    I wouldn't know, as I'm a total alternative processes noob and haven't even tried a brush. It seemed less economical to me, and that solution diappears into the paper fast! Perhaps someone more experienced can cast a light on that?

    Best regards, Christoph

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    Re: The good, the bad and the ugly

    You might try the Ziatype process. It is easier than the plat/pall and has been shown and discussed in the last two issues of View Camera.

    steve simmons

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