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    Re: RA-4/color darkroom printing in 2021

    It is well worth heading down the wormhole.
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    Re: RA-4/color darkroom printing in 2021

    Reflecting on this question I have to say that if I decided to go back to RA4 printing I would get the equipment I used in college - Chromega enlarger with good lens and a K16 processor. Simplicity ,...
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    Re: Small Presentation Boxes

    Tri colour gum over palladium
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    Re: Small Presentation Boxes

    I have an independent woodworker with the equipment as well independent illustrators to provide the designs, but I do hear you regarding the wood , but when making I will consider how the image is...
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    Small Presentation Boxes

    I am looking for resources , links - suggestions on making or purchasing small custom boxes for small photographic prints 8x10 inch to Locket size.
    I feel that in my world of photography I seem...
  6. Re: Potentially useful LEDs for darkroom/alt applications

    By the way Michael - If I go to a different route I have three heads 1 Ks available to give you , just a 5 hour ride .

    Bob
  7. Re: Potentially useful LEDs for darkroom/alt applications

    I am hoping not to hi jack Michaels thread but I have a somewhat related question.

    I make up to 30 x 40 pt pd and multiple gums, I currently have a 30 x 40 Nuarc system with a 1000k Metal Halide...
  8. Re: Potentially useful LEDs for darkroom/alt applications

    thanks for the link Michael - the UV flood light is interesting , I wonder if it is stronger than the current 1ks metal halide uv lights on Nuarks. Potentially with diffusion and attached to a Ian...
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    Re: Paper for both Kallitype and Platinum?

    Hahnemuhle Platinum Rag
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    Re: Paper for both Kallitype and Platinum?

    I stopped using Arches Platine , I had terrible issues with bad paper, for awhile it was my go to paper.
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    Re: Paper for both Kallitype and Platinum?

    I have seen both types of prints on Hahnemuhle Platinum Rag. works very well.
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    Re: Building a PVC sink: another approach

    Bob, one of the problem with Sintra or ABS is that certain mold release compounds have been used, or plasticizer might have been incorporated into anything vinyl-based. It's important to scrub down...
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    Re: Building a PVC sink: another approach

    Bob, one of the problem with Sintra or ABS is that certain mold release compounds have been used, or plasticizer might have been incorporated into anything vinyl-based. It's important to scrub down...
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    Re: Building a PVC sink: another approach

    I am now in the market to make a large vertical print washer with 6 large slots using very thick grey plastic, does not have to be see through plastic like the smaller units I have, but I want the...
  15. Re: Devere 5108 - Understanding the Master Negative Carrier System

    I have two Devere's the 11 x 14 and now a mint 5 x 7 , I must say the negative stage in these types of enlargers are the weak point. Due to Covid I have not done a lot of enlarger work so I need to...
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    Re: Building a PVC sink: another approach

    I had my super large size trays made out of very dense thick grey plastic material, I had someone weld them together with handles and they have proven to be very rugged and reliable... My question...
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    Re: What makes a photo “deep”?

    Deep Prints - for me this describes the difference between lets say Brett Weston (deep) and Jock Sturges (open) or Sudek (flat) A Adams ( open tonal) - final Prints

    I have always put Brett Weston...
  18. Re: Top glass in negative carrier advantages vs disadvantages.

    Oh one thing, the darkrooms were all painted black , the technician wore black and glass carriers were mandatory.
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    Well not to be an ass , but I have to disagree with this Drew. In 1988 era the Dome Stadium was built in Toronto which still hosts the Toronto Blue Jays. Scarborough Colour Labs was the only photo...
  20. Re: Top glass in negative carrier advantages vs disadvantages.

    I use regular glass on bottom and AN glass on top, I stopped printing without glass carriers years ago. Keep the humidity up and have a negative setup station with the tools you need to clean neg. ...
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    Re: Digital Negative Printer Recommendation

    Nicely put Bernice - a very large job for me these days is making 12 - Tri colour over palladium , this takes me days to produce and believe me they are not cheap, but every print I do in silver and...
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    Re: Digital Negative Printer Recommendation

    Reading some negativity about the hybrid process and final prints has me a bit surprised... My experience is exactly the opposite. Using high end scanners , then. converting colour film images to 2-6...
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    Re: Digital Negative Printer Recommendation

    I should point out that I am not very good with calibration, kind of Deer in Headlight syndrome, but I have young friends that are very adapt. I just happen to know what a good negative should look...
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    Re: Digital Negative Printer Recommendation

    This is the million dollar question..... I have been using QTR with an Epson 7800 for years now and love the results, But for my inkjet printing side of the business I have a Canon which I like.
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    Re: Digital Negative Printer Recommendation

    How are you calibrating negs for use on the Canon.??
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    Re: How is Large Digital C-prints made?

    I still use this machine for silver prints and negs.... Cprints are slowly moving out out of the mainstream, I doubt any commercial labs are using enlargers other than home hobbyists.. The Chromira...
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    Re: JOBO ATL 3 or a CPP

    I have owned every Jobo rotary (almost) when I was running film each day I used Alt 2300 - they have a life span and replacing the arm is a major cost.... Today I use the new alt CPP3 and this...
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    Re: How Deep Do You Dustbust 2021

    I prefer to do initial dust busting at an average size, so generally it is below 100% .... Once its determined final print size I will then do final dusting at that size. I use the healing and clone...
  29. Re: New Handmade Silver Gelatin Emulsions Community

    Joined this fb group today.
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    Thanks Andrej

    The Durst Lambda I use is a 30 inch format so the largest negs I can make are approx. 28 inches by 38 inches live area. The lambda has an onboard densitometer that creates balanced...
  31. Re: Looking for advice/guides on digital to film (not inkjet)

    Blatent advertising - We have been doing this for about 10 years with great success for private gallery shows. Currently we are setting up locations for pickup and delivery - we hope to be providing...
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    Re: Aardenburg Adhesive-Free Picture Framing

    I just finished the Article.. I am very suspect of having prints touching any glazing, lots of good info, PE foam is it Inert? is coraplast inert?, does acid free foam board Out gas?. What kind of...
  33. Re: The greatest fashion photographer you’ve never heard of

    For me two women stand above all the other - Lillian Bassman and Sara Moon- these two photographers are IMO in my all time 10 favs.
  34. Re: New Color Carbon Printing Service business... A new trend ?

    I am benefiting from Calvin's work, I am now using his five pigments for gum and they are very good, I think he is finding a bigger market with Gum printers than Carbon printers so you will see a lot...
  35. Re: Lodima G4/Lupex: twin sons of different mothers?

    Lupex is going to be continually made, not sure about Lodima. But with that said support the people who made investment in making Lodima Michael and Paula, once its gone they have captured back some...
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    Re: Contact Prints Without Enlarger?

    I remember when I hosted the APUG conference in 2006, Michael A Smith was one of our workshop people, I was amazed at how easy it was to set up a single hanging bulb for him in a room with a sink and...
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    Re: Who is shooting 20x24 film nowadays?

    I am in Toronto and actually have sample prints of Montys hanging in my space if you want to drop by someday and see a print.
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    Re: Who is shooting 20x24 film nowadays?

    Could you dispel the rumours that any photo taken of you and your camera are optical illusions and in reality you post a 4 x 5 camera and do not reveal that you are 48 inches in height.?
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    Re: Switch from Epson to Canon printer?

    I have both - Epson 7800 and Canon IPF 9400 and I love both units. When I want archival I go to pt pd and gum.
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    Re: Christmas in the Big City

    Complete Lockdown here in Toronto, but surprisingly we are all optimistic about the future. Streets are full of people, everyone wearing masks , going about doing business.
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