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  1. Re: E6 chemicals: unhealthy for home processing?

    color dev is about the worst step I guess. it can cause skin problems, of course ideally you wouldn't get any of it on you...the color dev B as noted somewhere above, is pretty noxious. I used to mix...
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    Re: Fine art reproduction and museum archiving

    yep--I have the same problem... people call & ask me questions as if I'm a curator. I can't tell you the number of times I've had to say "I'm only a photographer"....
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    Re: Fine art reproduction and museum archiving

    This is how most museums actually operate. I work in a system that's fairly well established, back to the time when all cabinet level agencies had photo dept's. There are about 7 photographers total...
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    Re: Fine art reproduction and museum archiving

    The museum I work for as a photographer, does in fact "archive" photographs that are/have been produced by the museum staff over the years. This mainly happened as a result of the earlier images...
  5. plz explain duratran printing process & exhibiting

    try again.
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    How to store-archive color slides?

    sorry-you're right, Myalr D is no more, but only under that name. Dupont made a number of grades of polyester, and there was some confusion when they announced they had discontinued the polyester...
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    How to store-archive color slides?

    if you mean 4x5 sheet film, a transparency? then really the best thing is to use a locking 4x5 mylar d sleeve and an envelope--usually an unbuffered, acid & lignin free--to store the chrome in juts...
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    How to store-archive color slides?

    btw--the PAT tests to see if the enclosure would damage the stuff stored within, i.e. a chemical stain etc. it doesn't really cover the physical damage...you need to look at the PAT for each product...
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    How to store-archive color slides?

    what you would need to do would be to contact the manufacturer and ask them if they've submitted their product--the sleeve--to a lab like the Image Permanence Institute here in the US, or similar...
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    B/W Flim processing in North Carolina

    I kind of doubt the tankline is D76, it might be XTOL replenished, but my best bet is that it's TMAX RS. It used to be used DDX I think, but I've heard through the grapevine that they've switched...
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    Kentmere papers

    another thing Luminos sold was a sampler of their papers, and you got about 3-5 sheets or something like that of each of a half dozen or so papers. there may have been 2 different samplers, I can't...
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    Kentmere papers

    jason, I've used it a bit in the past when it was carried by Luminos as "Flexicon RC". I assume it's the same as the VC RC, but I'm not really sure. It struck me as a perfectly fine, capable vc...
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    using an aristo vcl4500 with a beseler

    I've got mine set up with the sensor on the blue tube at a slight angle facing out towards the green tube.... It works okay--not great across the whole spread of the output of the mixed tubes, but...
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    Do lower priced prints sell better ?

    curators on eBay--they do that in the museum I work in as well. they scan eBay looking for historical photographs and artifacts even, related to the collecting policies. This is nothing new really,...
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    Processed to "Museum Archival Standards"

    well, it was just a random thought...everyone thinks that way now & then...I worked on something recently, where I had to cull through some files. one thing I've always had to do was to shoot b/w...
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    Processed to "Museum Archival Standards"

    If you say something like "processed to museum standards"? this doesn't mean anything really--since museums collect, rather than produce. if there was a standard, that stipulated that museums would...
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    Processed to "Museum Archival Standards"

    Archives have more standards about materials & processes used for photo collections, mainly because of the microfilm reformatting that goes on everyday in every state and federal gov't program for...
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    Flim developing in North Carolina

    jw is okay for color--they have one of the few lightjet machines in NC, the other one is at Quality Chrome in Charlotte. QC had the first one in the area between DC and Atlanta actually, fwiw. JW...
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    Homeowner's Blind Eye Print Display

    john--something else to try would be to hang the boards by cleats.The cleat couldn't be simpler--you can use a 2x4 and rip it at a 45 degree angle, or do the same thing with a piece of one inch gator...
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    Scotch Mounting Adhesive Rolls

    fwiw--PMA works great with plastic based prints, but has problems with anything porous, inlcuding fiber papers. It's also not very good with large prints or large pieces of anything really--anything...
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    ansco convira paper

    convira was a contact paper. your guess is as good as mine what it used for in that size, but my bet is on printing cirkut negs.
  22. Thread: hype?

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    hype?

    hey gene, look on the bright side... if you wait a few more years, maybe you can bankroll the film with some of your rolexes.
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    Toning and Permanence

    >>>>For example, I know you can buy walker evans prints, made from the original negatives, from the library of congress for dirt cheap. i'm sure these are rc, if they're not digital already. But the...
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    Toning and Permanence

    Paul--
    There's only one type of photo dept. in our system, and we do it all. My job is actually split 50-50 between collections and exhibit support. For years I actually had to attend meetings of...
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    Toning and Permanence

    paul--hmm....again, not trying to sound flippant here, because I believe you feel strongly about quality assurance on your prints and that's a noble cause in my book. but as the producer-- you...
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    Toning and Permanence

    for mold and that sort of thing--look at the IPI's climate notebook site, or look at their free software for the "Preservation Calculator". They also have a nifty online tutorial, that shows...
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    Toning and Permanence

    this is long--I apologize. every time I tried to edit it down, it got longer--so forgive me.

    There was a time, well probably the first couple of years in my job when I was more interested in these...
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    Toning and Permanence

    Don't take this the wrong way, but I think you need to put it in perspective. Forget the lab tests and look around you at the prints you've made, how they've been stored & displayed and what has or...
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    Selenium Toner Impact On Negatives

    well, you can read some of those links above, or read more of wilhelm's book that you all seem to have a problem with..or you can get online and check out CoOL, or delve into the almost 20 yrs worth...
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    Selenium Toner Impact On Negatives

    the tests were being done because the problems first showed up in microfilm. Microfilm is THE standard for records retention and reformatting projects in pretty much every government archive in the...
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    Selenium Toner Impact On Negatives

    they were all actually from the same person--Douglas Nimishura (sp?, I can never get it right...) from the IPI. He co-wrote that thing in the Abbey Journal, which was also done in another form on the...
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    Selenium Toner Impact On Negatives

    i don't why I bothered to link to those sites above, but here's another one:

    http://www.iaq.dk/papers/iada1999.htm
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    Selenium Toner Impact On Negatives

    brown toner is used more with microfilm, and now Silverlock is the things being used in reformatting , although I'm not really sure what they use in the archives of the place I work for. I don't...
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    Water controll mixer?

    fwiw--you do need to use filters *before* the valve, for the crud that's in water...you'd be surprised how much crap is in a municipal system....our filters look like apple sauce is embedded in them...
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    Water controll mixer?

    we have a Hass where I work, along with a couple of arkay water panels. about every year or so, we have to pull the valves out of the Hass, and soak them carefuly in some CLR (watch out the circuit...
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    Need Help With Old Neg's

    btw--nitrate smells like musty sweatsocks. acetate, "safety base", smells like vinegar. you'll know it when you open a file cabinet or a box full of them....

    I wouldn't try the old nose-grease...
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    Need Help With Old Neg's

    I googled your email....any chance this is your school?

    http://www.wmich.edu/library/archives/

    if it is--I don't know if you've already done this--but find out if they have a conservator for...
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    Print sleeves for negatives?

    fwiw--I don't think you'll scratch or abrade a negative as easily with a interleaving type--simple fold over--sleeve or a "fold-lock" type sleeve. Even one made out of polypropylene which will cost...
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    Print sleeves for negatives?

    Mark--yeah, I've heard it called "ferrotyping" and also called "blocking"--but it means pretty much the same thing, the plastic getting stuck to the surface of whatever it is stored inside.

    We had...
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    Print sleeves for negatives?

    depends on what's in them. next time ask them if there are any slip agents present in the sleeves....
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