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  1. Re: macOS 11 upgrade discards printer/scanner drivers: replacements may be unavailabl

    I work in commercial printing and we were warned by Heidelberg not to upgrade because it would wipe out our ability to make plates.
  2. Re: Framing a darkroom against concrete wall

    Our house was built in 1912 and also has a low basement ceiling. Like your house the floor joists are uneven. I used oriented strand board for the ceiling and walls. It has worked great and well...
  3. Re: Framing a darkroom against concrete wall

    Like others have mentioned I framed my basement darkroom away from the concrete walls and used black plastic for a vapor/light shield.
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    Re: nuarc xeon printer, front shield?

    On those units the front shield was dark plex or something similar. The internal fans should cool the unit. I think the easiest solution would be a black out curtain. That is what all large plate...
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    Re: UV Lightsource

    I looked at the specs on the screen printing unit and because it uses CFL bulbs I believe the light would be very uneven. Do you need a contact frame as well? If not then something light this might...
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    Re: 35mm and digital infrared

    Great shot of your wife. The skin has a wonderful glow.
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    Re: Photo of my Dad with a Big Ass Enlarger!

    That is great to have early photos of your Dad.
  8. Re: Can it be a solution for avoiding newton rings

    I just looked at the specs of museum glass from this company https://tru-vue.com/ and all of their products seem to have UV blocking coatings. I understand the desire to use it for framing, but in...
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    Sticky: Re: LF Pinhole - design and building

    I like the Spampod.
  10. Re: What All Lensboards Can Be Used on Agfa Ansco 8x10?

    I have made them using model airplane birch plywood. Deardorff boards will not fit because they have rounded corners.
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    Re: Trip to Huntsville AL

    Thanks for suggesting the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge. It sounds interesting.
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    Re: arista ortho litho film 3

    I have not used this film, but my gut feeling is the emulsion is the grey side. If you lick your finger it should stick to the emulsion and not the base. Another test is to scrape the film with a...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    cool!!!!
    I had a humming bird buzz my head yesterday here in the inner city of Memphis.
  14. Re: Epson has printers with a 'spectroproofer'. Gimmick?

    I will echo what others have said about the spectro. We just had a new Epson 9000 installed at work and added the spectro for inline calibration. With Heidelberg prepress software it helps to...
  15. Re: (Talk me out of) offering people at scenic tourist site to have their LF photo ta

    We used to have a few of those fellows here on Beale Street up until the early 2000s. Somewhere there are a couple of photos of my wife and I dancing at Rum Boogie.
  16. Re: [Imacon Precision II] Calibration Sheet, and a Few Other Questions

    If no one helps you here I believe that there is an Imacon users group on Yahoo. Good Luck
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    Re: Tintypes & Old Time Musicians

    Bill Steber does some interesting wetplate work in the delta. He is also a musician.
    http://www.steberphoto.com/
  18. Re: Removing sellotape to scan at full size

    If that is red litho tape it should come off easily. The wild card is how long has it been on the film and how was the negative stored. The gum on that tape will clean off easily with film cleaner.
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    Re: Omega Automega D3

    I did use the autofocus but found that the focus did shift when moving the enlarger up and down. However fine focusing with a grain magnifier was quick because the negative stayed close in focus.
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    Re: Omega Automega D3

    I used a D-3 autofocus for several years. I only had a 150mm and a 50mm focusing track. I was able to us an 80mm lens for 120 printing by using a bellows focusing cone and the 50mm track. I gave...
  21. Re: Weston's Open New Community Darkroom near Monterey, CA

    Was Lawrence Jasud there when you attended?
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    Re: Merg's book

    I wonderful book. Thanks Merg.
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    Re: Brett Weston safelight

    I just bought a copy of that film and loved it. I only wished it were longer.
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    Re: Print-flattening board?

    I use heavy glass to cool and flatten the prints. Glued on handles make it user friendly.
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    Re: Print squeegee panel anybody?

    I use a large piece of grey PVC leaned against the wall. After fixing the print I give a quick rinse and place it on the board. I view the print with a 15watt white bulb. Anything brighter and I...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Wonderful lines and shapes Austin.
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    Re: Exhibition and book release in New York

    Great work Paul! Good luck with the show and book.
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    Poll: Re: New poll -- presoaking

    I am an always presoak in filtered tap water at the developer temp.
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    Re: Why Do We Photograph?

    There used to be a ride to eat called Dances with Turtles held at Giant City Lodge. Great fried chicken there...... Now back to important art talk.
  30. Re: Least expensive accessory that made a difference

    Film. Hands down this is the least expensive aspect of LF work. This is true even in today's higher prices.
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    I used to have a desk like that. In case you do not know it would hold a typewriter inside.
  32. Re: Is it hot in here? Or is it just me? (or my thermometer)

    Good point Michael. I generally do not print beyond proofs once the water gets hot.
  33. Re: Is it hot in here? Or is it just me? (or my thermometer)

    Where I live in Memphis the summer cold water gets up to 80-85 degrees. I place several gallon containers with filtered or distilled water in the darkroom a day before processing. The temp gets...
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    Re: contact frames

    Unfortunately John the larger the print the more imperative a vacuum frame becomes.
  35. Re: Using Sinar Norma equipment in the field...

    When I shot with a monorail I used a cargo backback frame similar to this.....http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Alaskan-Outfitter-Frame-and-Harness-Only/745196.uts
    I still keep it with me when...
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    Re: Treasured Lands book pre-order

    I look forward to the signed copy I ordered. Congratulations QT!
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    Re: Procedure for using a high intensity UV lightbox

    Bob the large 5kw plate burning units would give even light coverage for a big vacuum frame. This would be the easy off the shelf approach to the problem. My preference would be a large vacuum...
  38. Re: How to effectively dry large format film?

    I use plastic clothes pins and hang the negatives up in the darkroom. I have never had a problem with dust because of the humidity in darkroom that also slows the drying time so there is no curl as...
  39. Re: And Another One Bites the Dust - 20x24 Polaroid

    I read this as well. Does anyone know it this will affect Tracy Storer with Mammoth Camera?
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    Re: How to print large - 6 foot possible

    How do you dry prints this large?
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