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  1. Re: John Higbie Invents! Watch This (Pt/Pd laser printer)

    My lab was fwiw the first lab in the world doing silver gelatin murals via laser , the machine Digital Silver Has was purchased used via a kickstarter campaign, the Durst 76 that I use was purchased...
  2. Re: John Higbie Invents! Watch This (Pt/Pd laser printer)

    Salto in conjunction with a Japanese company have been doing laser pt pt prints for a long time now. This looks very much like how I do my silver gelatin prints on the Durst 76 Lambda, I also make...
  3. Re: Issue with Jobo Process operation - Lift arm

    Thanks for the video , that pretty much confirms my thoughts I will look into making an extension somewhat like the one he has.
  4. Re: Issue with Jobo Process operation - Lift arm

    I see this a possible with smaller tank like you are showing , I have never had issue with these tanks but the 8 x10 Expert loaded with chemicals is much larger and heavier , I cannot see this as...
  5. Re: Issue with Jobo Process operation - Lift arm

    This is pretty much what I was thinking to do , a user on FB showed me this method ( Evan Evans) 230482 I think its pretty slick and is on spot to what I was thinking of doing . but I have 5 thumbs...
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    Re: Do you get sentimental about your lenses?

    funny but good question, I get protective of my lenses and all the gear I have, it is my livelihood and therefore I keep all my gear for as physically long as I can, the oldest piece of gear that I...
  7. Re: Issue with Jobo Process operation - Lift arm

    Yes he showed me this I am going to show my guy this jpeg,
  8. Re: Issue with Jobo Process operation - Lift arm

    Ok just finished a run, I followed Bernice method , works well for me, I am getting a machinist here though, the off and on of the tank for each component will eventually wear out the plastic gears...
  9. Re: Issue with Jobo Process operation - Lift arm

    Thanks Micheal and Bernice. I will look into a fabricating guy..... Bernice you may just have the answer and take the machine off rotation manually empty the tank put back on and restart the...
  10. Re: Issue with Jobo Process operation - Lift arm

    I am going to get someone to look at my unit , I just did a run and like Alan said it does help but it still made a cracking sound getting my hands under the lift, I think its doable and will post a...
  11. Re: Issue with Jobo Process operation

    Yes it does strain both motor and the lift arm , mine has came of a bunch of times and is quite shocking when it happens, I am going to give Alans method a try today and report back, I will also see...
  12. Re: Issue with Jobo Process operation

    Thanks Alan I will give this a try we are trying to lift from the back and its really awkward, I have film set up right now and will give a go today, I cannot believe how flimsy the design of the...
  13. Issue with Jobo Process operation - Lift arm

    Hi All

    I am processing a large volumne of 8x10 film using PMK (1000ml) each tank in an 8 x10 expert drum. The lift arm has come off on numerous occasions and is not
    strong enough to lift by...
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    Re: Warm Paper Used By George Hurrell?

    I cannot add much to this conversation, I started printing in 1973 and at that time I used primarily Ilford Ilfomar, and Kodak Ectalure they were both warm papers and quite beautifu.. The first job I...
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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.
  16. Re: New book on alternative printing from Christina Anderson

    That would be a good book to get, I like Christina and her books
  17. 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...
  20. 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
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. Thread: Pigments

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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...
  27. Thread: Pigments

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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,...
  29. Thread: Pigments

    by bob carnie
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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 .
  32. Re: What will happen to your negatives in "the end"?

    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...
  33. 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...
  34. Re: What will happen to your negatives in "the end"?

    No - please elaborate never heard of this.
  35. Re: What will happen to your negatives in "the end"?

    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
  39. 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...
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