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    Re: Digital Negative Printer Recommendation

    Nicely put Bernice - a very large job for me these days is making 12 - Tri colour over palladium , this takes me days to produce and believe me they are not cheap, but every print I do in silver and...
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    Re: Digital Negative Printer Recommendation

    Reading some negativity about the hybrid process and final prints has me a bit surprised... My experience is exactly the opposite. Using high end scanners , then. converting colour film images to 2-6...
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    Re: Digital Negative Printer Recommendation

    I should point out that I am not very good with calibration, kind of Deer in Headlight syndrome, but I have young friends that are very adapt. I just happen to know what a good negative should look...
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    Re: Digital Negative Printer Recommendation

    This is the million dollar question..... I have been using QTR with an Epson 7800 for years now and love the results, But for my inkjet printing side of the business I have a Canon which I like.
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    Re: Digital Negative Printer Recommendation

    How are you calibrating negs for use on the Canon.??
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    Re: How is Large Digital C-prints made?

    I still use this machine for silver prints and negs.... Cprints are slowly moving out out of the mainstream, I doubt any commercial labs are using enlargers other than home hobbyists.. The Chromira...
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    Re: JOBO ATL 3 or a CPP

    I have owned every Jobo rotary (almost) when I was running film each day I used Alt 2300 - they have a life span and replacing the arm is a major cost.... Today I use the new alt CPP3 and this...
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    Re: How Deep Do You Dustbust 2021

    I prefer to do initial dust busting at an average size, so generally it is below 100% .... Once its determined final print size I will then do final dusting at that size. I use the healing and clone...
  9. Re: New Handmade Silver Gelatin Emulsions Community

    Joined this fb group today.
  10. Re: Looking for advice/guides on digital to film (not inkjet)

    Thanks Andrej

    The Durst Lambda I use is a 30 inch format so the largest negs I can make are approx. 28 inches by 38 inches live area. The lambda has an onboard densitometer that creates balanced...
  11. Re: Looking for advice/guides on digital to film (not inkjet)

    Blatent advertising - We have been doing this for about 10 years with great success for private gallery shows. Currently we are setting up locations for pickup and delivery - we hope to be providing...
  12. Re: Aardenburg Adhesive-Free Picture Framing

    I just finished the Article.. I am very suspect of having prints touching any glazing, lots of good info, PE foam is it Inert? is coraplast inert?, does acid free foam board Out gas?. What kind of...
  13. Re: The greatest fashion photographer you’ve never heard of

    For me two women stand above all the other - Lillian Bassman and Sara Moon- these two photographers are IMO in my all time 10 favs.
  14. Re: New Color Carbon Printing Service business... A new trend ?

    I am benefiting from Calvin's work, I am now using his five pigments for gum and they are very good, I think he is finding a bigger market with Gum printers than Carbon printers so you will see a lot...
  15. Re: Lodima G4/Lupex: twin sons of different mothers?

    Lupex is going to be continually made, not sure about Lodima. But with that said support the people who made investment in making Lodima Michael and Paula, once its gone they have captured back some...
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    Re: Contact Prints Without Enlarger?

    I remember when I hosted the APUG conference in 2006, Michael A Smith was one of our workshop people, I was amazed at how easy it was to set up a single hanging bulb for him in a room with a sink and...
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    Re: Who is shooting 20x24 film nowadays?

    I am in Toronto and actually have sample prints of Montys hanging in my space if you want to drop by someday and see a print.
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    Re: Who is shooting 20x24 film nowadays?

    Could you dispel the rumours that any photo taken of you and your camera are optical illusions and in reality you post a 4 x 5 camera and do not reveal that you are 48 inches in height.?
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    Re: Switch from Epson to Canon printer?

    I have both - Epson 7800 and Canon IPF 9400 and I love both units. When I want archival I go to pt pd and gum.
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    Re: Christmas in the Big City

    Complete Lockdown here in Toronto, but surprisingly we are all optimistic about the future. Streets are full of people, everyone wearing masks , going about doing business.
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    Re: Getting started in 11x14"

    Its taken quite a while Drew , but having the shows has helped me get a following in the local Toronto area where I sell most of my work.. I am trying to do about two large shows a year locally where...
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    Re: Getting started in 11x14"

    Hi Drew

    Actually now my personal work is generating about 20% of my income and I am actively mixing it with work for others.. There may be a day when I fully retire.. but I do not see this...
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    Re: Getting started in 11x14"

    Thanks Randy... I have always pinned for a small town, I grew up in Woodstock Ontario and then moved to Toronto for the greater part of my adult life... Toronto is great make no bones about it, the...
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    Re: Getting started in 11x14"

    I posted a couple of years ago on this thread, I still have not made a full image print on my 11 x 14 enlarger.. since that last post I have moved to my second last work space , this one I believe I...
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    Re: Bostick & Sullivan Website DOA

    Geezzzz don't scare me they have been delivering about twice a month to me over Covid and all I can say is B&S is a first rate company..
  26. Thread: Avedon

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    Re: Avedon

    Drew - 17000 8 x10 negatives over a five year period,, 130 final prints for the exhibit.. this project will go down in history as one of the greatest photo projects ever.... When he was near death he...
  27. Thread: Lupex Paper

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    Re: Lupex Paper

    I am using digital silver negatives that are calibrated to paper dev combo... no need for water bath .
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    Re: Lupex Paper

    I will take a couple of I phone pics of my set up as I print this week to show how I am using old and new.
  29. Thread: Lupex Paper

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    Re: Lupex Paper

    Thanks Merg. and all others , we are purchasing this paper 16 x 20 in size and I will discuss this with the young man driving this idea and we will try a few of the developers suggested .. The...
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    Re: Lupex Paper

    Andrej I have one of your images hanging on the wall..It is quite neutral I assume it was Gallerie 3. yes no?
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    Re: Lupex Paper

    I have Galerie 4, Ilford Warmtone and Agfa Classic prints hanging in my studio space right now.. I remember MAS prints to be neutral, Peter I know you have seen a lot of M&P prints is Lupex neutral...
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    Re: Lupex Paper

    I always found MAS prints neutral tone ,, I am hoping to see a warmer tone with Lupex more in the range of Ilford Warmtone or Agfa Classic.
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    Re: Lupex Paper

    That is a good point Andrej I will also look at the Grade 3 Galerie... the only non issue is that my Lambda paper is Galerie G4 so I am not offering a warmer paper option.
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    Lupex Paper

    Hi Folks

    I am making digital silver negatives enlarged to 20 x 24 and want to match them up to Lupex paper which I believe is the same as the Azo paper of old.

    I am wondering what developers...
  35. Re: Photographing Darkroom Prints To Be Shown Online

    I have a north facing window and I use an Iphone for this purpose. works well for me
  36. Poll: Re: Gauging interest in scanning service based on DT Cultural Heritage Phase One syst

    This is a phase one camera on a dedicated copy board , I too have interest in this system for my client base.
    It is a lot of money for a device to only scan originals,, but it can do any form of...
  37. Re: Making separation negatives from color positive sheet film

    I have seen Sandy Kings darkroom style tri colour carbons . He made a few and they are quite lovely. I would consider him a expert source on this subject
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    Re: Selenium Toner for Archivability

    It has always been my belief that the selenium couples around the silver metal forming a extra barrier of stability, depending on dilution and the amount of time the shadows and midtones do receive...
  39. Re: New Color Carbon Printing Service business... A new trend ?

    I find it interesting that there is indeed interest. I will not be investing in new equipment to do the film but some of these younger guys may .. they are doing weekly research and reaching out to a...
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    Update on this thread... I had fun going over this one.... Calvin is offering workshops and is selling pigments , I use his brand and they are good, he has released a package on his work that to be...
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