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    Harman Direct Positive Paper didn't fit in my film holder ...

    I never worked with Harman Direct Positive Paper until now. I had ordered a package some time ago.
    Today I wanted to feed my 8x10 Lisco film holder with this paper but it didn't fit... it seems to be to thick ... any idea?
    Thanks!
    Peter

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    Re: Harman Direct Positive Paper didn't fit in my film holder ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dikran View Post
    I never worked with Harman Direct Positive Paper until now. I had ordered a package some time ago.
    Today I wanted to feed my 8x10 Lisco film holder with this paper but it didn't fit... it seems to be to thick ... any idea?
    Thanks!
    Peter
    Hi Peter,
    Its probably not too thick, its too wide (and maybe too long). The paper is exactly 8 X 10 inches, but 8X10 film holders are about 1/16th of an inch less than that. I seem to recall that I had to trim a tiny bit off both the side and top of the paper to fit into a standard film holder. You can verify this by measuring the Harman paper - if its exactly 8X10 inches, then you know you need to trim about 1/16th inch off.

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    Re: Harman Direct Positive Paper didn't fit in my film holder ...

    Waste a sheet and check it out in the daylight. That way you will know exactly what you will need to do.
    The Viewfinder is the Soul of the Camera

    If you don't believe it, look into an 8x10 viewfinder!

    Dan

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    Re: Harman Direct Positive Paper didn't fit in my film holder ...

    I had the same experience last weekend with Imago direct positive! Turned out that it is because the way it is packed. It is a cardboard flap with in it the film and the outside 2 films are stored with the sensitive side against each other. Didn't feel this but they sticked so well together that I was trying to put the 2 sheets together in a holder. Only noticed when I sacrificed those. The rest is just layered as expected.
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    Re: Harman Direct Positive Paper didn't fit in my film holder ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Havoc View Post
    I had the same experience last weekend with Imago direct positive! Turned out that it is because the way it is packed. It is a cardboard flap with in it the film and the outside 2 films are stored with the sensitive side against each other. Didn't feel this but they sticked so well together that I was trying to put the 2 sheets together in a holder. Only noticed when I sacrificed those. The rest is just layered as expected.
    I've encountered this with Harman DPP 4x5 (FB Glossy) as well: sometimes two sheets stick together and this is hard to notice with a dim red safelight. A two-paper sandwich won't slide into a standard 4x5 holder. Fortunately they are easy enough to pry loose by fumbling with the corners a bit. Not sure how likely this would be with 8x10 material – I have only handled 4x5.

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