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    Re: Still Life 2022

    229895 This is part of an ongoing series about consumption, this will be a tri colour gum over palladium.
  2. Re: New book on alternative printing from Christina Anderson

    That would be a good book to get, I like Christina and her books
  3. Re: Any advice on cutting your own museum glass?

    I agree with this, I have a wall mounted unit and with the price of good quality glass you may want to just ask a local framer to cut you a piece.. We use AR70 glass here for all shows and its a very...
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    Re: Kodak chemicals -- now what??

    Hi Richard - if you use a double fix how long in each is required with this formula?

    tks

    Bob
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    Re: Kodak chemicals -- now what??

    I like to mix my own chemicals when possible, I have not been successful being able to mix a rapid fix that is easy and saves me dollars. With the cost of a Gallon of Hypam around $50 I am now again...
  6. Re: Large Format Conference / University of New Mexico

    Well Photostock is about as casual as one can imagine and extremely welcoming, I have always wanted to go back
  7. Re: Large Format Conference / University of New Mexico

    I ran one about 4 years ago and about 6 people from APUG and this Forum showed up, The first one I ran in 2006 had over 200 people attend from all ports.
    Steve Sherman'sis intimate and well run and...
  8. Re: Large Format Conference / University of New Mexico

    Steve Sherman is conducting a workshop conference this fall in Connecticut , many of us here have gone to his place for these and he is quite the host.
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    Re: Hi from Wales, UK

    My grandparents on my mothers side immigrated from Wales, he was a coal miner and when they arrived they were slated to go to Kentucky Coal area but once my Grandmother saw Ontario she put her food...
  10. Thread: Pigments

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    Re: Pigments

    I have been mixing together c, m, y in equal amounts and get a very nice dark grey, I think finding a good black for gum printing is difficult, we will do a lot of testing on this, if you use the...
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    Re: Pigments

    I am going to do a workshop with my staff in the fall with The Pigment Hunter, first on our list is to be able to make the pigments we use daily for our gum prints . Then we may expand this workshop...
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    Re: Best New Scanners Available?

    I have no idea on the costs, I do have a younger friend who is working on a concept to make exactly what you are suggesting, once he gets to the right stage and the huge sensor backs (phase one) come...
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    Re: Pigments

    Thanks Drew, though rockhound style mineral hunting is not what I intend to do I actually have some friends and clients that may be willing to do a bit of this. I really like the idea of getting down...
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    Re: Best New Scanners Available?

    I notice a lot of people talk about stitching and reassemble, what are the thoughts of 150mb single capture using a phase back? I like this idea but wonder how people feel about this single capture,...
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    Pigments

    Hello All

    Bmikten started a thread about where our work should end up and I and a few others hijacked it and turned the discussion about pigments , which I apologize for.
    I would like to talk...
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    Re: Best New Scanners Available?

    Exactly what we a thinking with the setup we are working on , the lens never moves and the back can easily be taken on and off.
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    Re: Scitex Eversmart Pro Scanner Users

    Hi Jim. is that because of trying to keep the Minox negative flat .
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    I actually use Ammonium Dichromate but can easily try potassium we are use in working with this material here. Thank you so much as this may explain further to me how dichromate works with Tree Sap...
  19. Re: What will happen to your negatives in "the end"?

    I have gone down many wormholes in my career , I like the idea of learning more about pigments than what Epson or Daniel Smith will tell us, I have never been shy about asking somewhat naive...
  20. Re: What will happen to your negatives in "the end"?

    No - please elaborate never heard of this.
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    Funny you mention this, I am coming out to Taos NM this fall to take a course on pigment production with The Pigment Hunter. I am really interested in being able to produce my own pigments as well we...
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    Re: Best New Scanners Available?

    You are so right, I have a friend of mine who is pretty good at gathering gear working on the base , neg plane, proper lens and what kind of sensor would be appropriate, in a perfect works I think a...
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    Re: Best New Scanners Available?

    I think this is going to be the way we digitize moving forward , I have no doubt about it. The most incredible aspect of this approach is you can capture instantaneously rather than wait for 10 min...
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    Re: Scitex Eversmart Pro Scanner Users

    Mine is in repair right now with Michael Streeter in Michigan , I really like this unit.
    It should be back to me in a few months.

    Bob
  25. Re: What will happen to your negatives in "the end"?

    Finally after all these years of babble from you Drew I finally agree with you, I hope to find a good yellow, magenta and cyan on those cave walls
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    Re: Best New Scanners Available?

    I just bought this scanner and its great for a lot of my applications, but for larger scale images I use my eversmart or Imocan. I am researching a large sensor back connected to a process lens and...
  27. Re: What will happen to your negatives in "the end"?

    I love the fact that Brett took the time to work on 800 of his fathers negatives, this is no small chore , everything I hear about Brett Weston I like, except the bit about the black fingernails.
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    He would be to costly to hire, and too mouthy as well... Actually I have two young women working with me that show the interest in what we do here, after about 3 or 4 years they may not like it so...
  29. Re: What will happen to your negatives in "the end"?

    Thanks Alan
    I am pretty healthy and plan to keep that way for quite sometime. I have been working on a long term project now for over 18 years and recently am printing it out.
    This keeps me happy....
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    I would add to this - a comprehensive list of where each image is sold, the amounts, as well a complete inventory of images edition and available for future sale.
    Also a very clear written...
  31. Re: What will happen to your negatives in "the end"?

    A lot will depend on her ability in a few years, I do plan to print out everything is small editions. I imagine if all goes to plan there will not be much to print. We have already started the...
  32. Re: FP4 or HP5 in PMK Pyro For Making Platinum/Palladium Prints?

    When I first started making Pt Pd prints we used FP4 in large format size developed in PMK with outstanding results, Vaughn Hutchings here continues working from original camera negs and makes Pt Pd...
  33. Re: What will happen to your negatives in "the end"?

    I am on a mission to print all my edition prints before I kick the bucket, At that point I will give the master original negs to some institution or just destroy them, A lot of my original film is...
  34. Re: After coating Kallitype and Platinum...

    Hi Fred

    If you keep the paper in the same humidity lets say 50% at all times then the chemistry will stay on top of the paper where you want it to be, if when storing overnight the humidity drops...
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    Re: 180mm Apo-Rodagon Enlarging Lens

    I have one of these lenses, I wanted to use it for 4 x 5 negatives, unfortunately something is amiss and it has a problem with softness on one side , not sure how to fix this or who can fix this lens...
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    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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
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