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  1. Re: Any suggested tools for business transactions?

    I use quickbooks and etransfer for all our transactions, if sending money internationally wire transfer through the bank.
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    Re: RA-4/color darkroom printing in 2021

    Hi Drew.. its still a dye coupler process, what kind of dye stability improvements do you think they have made, I am kind of a doubting Thomas on this.. Ciba was dye as well but rather dye...
  3. Re: Anyone have experience using Na2 Pt/Pd and regular Pt/Pd ?

    Fred - Ian Leake wrote an excellent article on Pt Pd printing, you are welcome to drop by and borrow my copy to see if it fits your needs, If I did not go down the digital negative route I would have...
  4. Re: Which paper is closest to graded Brilliant (Guillemot version).

    When I visited Mark and Ron Morey I do remember two assistants, one was Nick, but if my memory serves me correct the other young dude was a young guy from APUG or HERE who really took an interest in...
  5. Re: Anyone still running a Durst Lambda? Small Issue

    I have a Durst Lambda, pretty much shut it down , except now going to do BW silver gelatin and BW film negatives.
    I have never seen that issue you are describing, what is the relative humidity in...
  6. Re: Which paper is closest to graded Brilliant (Guillemot version).

    The closest to this dream would be going to GEH and do a emulsion making course and making short batch papers oneself. I remember the late wonderful Ron Morery, I visited him for a day at Rochester...
  7. Re: Which paper is closest to graded Brilliant (Guillemot version).

    Thank you for clarifying , I was really bummed and I did test on the new paper and it matched Ilford exactly, when I brought it up at a booth at the big photo fair in New York I was treated like I...
  8. Re: Which paper is closest to graded Brilliant (Guillemot version).

    No more like the late 80's as I went to New York to the Brilliant booth to voice my displeasure.
  9. Re: Which paper is closest to graded Brilliant (Guillemot version).

    This conversation is interesting, I was a Brilliant user and of course have all the Picker Books and notes. I may be committing a mortal sin here but in the last year of availability I believe the...
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    Re: Chromira Print Color Degradation

    Hi There, the show I printed was at Stephen Bulger Gallery and original collection was owned by Jeffrey Goldstein, and they were all silvers. The show you saw in Hamilton was from the John Maloof...
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    Re: Chromira Print Color Degradation

    Hi There, the show I printed was at Stephen Bulger Gallery and original collection was owned by Jeffrey Goldstein, and they were all silvers. The show you saw in Hamilton was from the John Maloof...
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    Re: Chromira Print Color Degradation

    A lot of people get confused with the photographic art market, myself included .

    But here is my small take on this topic , I could write pages and pages about this topic buy why bore you fine...
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    Re: Chromira Print Color Degradation

    Go to the secondary market to find the true value of the artist you mention, I think you will be surprised.
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    Re: Chromira Print Color Degradation

    Well about 9 years ago I would have agreed with the statement. (I know ultimately the only ones who really put high value on such things are museum conservators.)

    But today after 9 years of...
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    Re: Chromira Print Color Degradation

    I agree , I can see a stocastic screen print a mile away, a lot of people use this type of negative but for me its obvious, and I do not like it. I am working with con tone negs silver and inkjet...
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    Re: Chromira Print Color Degradation

    They will have a nice sepia tone then with a hint of selenium. perfect thanks for the observation Drew.
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    Re: Chromira Print Color Degradation

    Yes , there are a lot of European workers on the FB groups I am part of experimenting with Diazo . I plan to give it a go with my work .
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    Re: Chromira Print Color Degradation

    I like to consider my Gum over Palladiums as such -- Palladium noble metals reportedly through Wilheam and others as very stable to light. -CRUSHED STONE my stones or colours are crushed to a fine...
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    Re: Chromira Print Color Degradation

    RA4 prints will deteriorate in dark storage or in light, I think 30 years is a good guide for both ways of storing, in light a bit faster.

    Epson will state 100, 200 or even 500 years but I take it...
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    Re: JOBO pre-wash with C-41?

    I do not prewash colour film, I do prewash with PMK but not ID11
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    Re: E6 film in C41 chemistry?

    I actually do this all the time.. I use outdated E6 film and process in C41 to create images that I then play with in PS then to gum tri colour prints.227419 this one is a Iphone image of the...
  22. Re: Making collodion negatives for Salt Printing.

    hi Paul- just talking about you yesterday with Deborah Samuel, she is coming into my shop to visit and I realized we both have someone in common other than his brother Craig - that would be you.
  23. Re: Scanner Comparison 2019 [Epson Flatbed | Eversmart Flatbed | Drum Scanners]

    We bought our Creo Eversmart from Micheal Streeter in Lansing Mi and in fact sending it in for repairs due to someone not lifting properly when moving, I am so happy he is around, very diligent and...
  24. Re: Scanner Comparison 2019 [Epson Flatbed | Eversmart Flatbed | Drum Scanners]

    Speed and high quality, I have compared the Phase One system to Imocan and the Creo and it is favorable, I think one of the fuji or sony mirrorless will be the way I go, this tech moves fast.
  25. Re: Scanner Comparison 2019 [Epson Flatbed | Eversmart Flatbed | Drum Scanners]

    A friend of mine is designing a light box - high quality lens - imocan style loading system to do copy work of old negs. I will be putting a 100mb mirrorless camera on it . kind of double usage, we...
  26. Re: Scanner Comparison 2019 [Epson Flatbed | Eversmart Flatbed | Drum Scanners]

    I have three scanners - Epson 850 pro - Eversmart Creo Supreme - and Imocan

    I love all three and there are differences and we use each scanner for their strong points. I highly recommend all three.
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    Re: float frames for alt prints?

    There is special methods with archival materials to do the back mounting, not using traditional glues.
  28. Re: What are these streaks on my neg - never seen before.

    These marks IMO are from insufficient agitation in the first 20 seconds of development.
  29. Re: Developing HP5+ in PMK, sheets vs. 35mm roll film routine

    I have never changed my process for PMK when using 8 x10 or 35mm, I pretty much do a pre soak, 7 min dev 1 which I keep for the final stain, 7 min for the second developer, water wash , fix, stain...
  30. Re: How many color-based folks are still out there

    I am using Colour negative film, or E6 film and either solarizing or Cross Processing and make tri colour gum over palladium prints... I also do monochrome gum over palladium. New world has opened up...
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    Re: Refrema Machine Film Developing

    Micheal is correct on this
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    Re: Refrema Machine Film Developing

    Refrema Processors were top notch, there was a man by the name of Terry Khan (sp) who would travel North America working on the machines to customize the agitation flow in them, he was legendary in...
  33. Re: Recommended B&W Developers for Niitrogen Gas 4X5 Tanks

    We used D76 or ID11, I still use ID11 when not using PMK
  34. Re: tricking imacon software to scanning higher ppi?

    Thank you for this information I have precision 11 and was thinking I was sol if something went wrong with it.

    Bob
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    Re: Dry mount pressed prints and wrinkles

    The cause of wrinkles IMO is the humidity is two low in the paper and it cringes as you put it into the press... think reticulation.

    I keep my mounting room and prints to be mounted in a humidity...
  36. Re: Is fiber paper worth the additional cost for selling prints compared to rc paper?

    I have been printing silver for clients for a long time , most of our work gets framed immediately . In the early 90's I had a business partner who decided to make rc prints for clients, it only took...
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    Re: The B&W Conversion Thread

    When I want an expanded tonal scale I use the Margulis methods, have been doing so for years, Nowadays most of my work is colour gum over palladium, for this purpose I go to BW conversion in PS ,...
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    Re: Downtown Camera lab good?

    hi Michael - They are the only lab that is piling film through both their processors... dip and dunk - brand new machines . You can ask them how many times they are running calibration strips,...
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    Re: Upgrade to Epson V850 Scanner?

    Hi Neil

    We just purchase a Epson 850 for our Lab use, I also own an Imocan and a Creo Eversmart Supreme. We thought it was a great device to do film contact sheets from old photo archives (which...
  40. Re: Any film restoration experts here that can confirm if E6 is more archival than C-

    Now we've got all the inkjet myth nonsense and its alleged pigments. Well, every painter with an ounce of training knows that even if these were in fact totally pigment based (which they're not), not...
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