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    Re: Making a photobook from darkroom prints

    I have only seen Jim's first book -- a beautiful piece of art itself, in addition to the prints that make up the book.

    While Jim and I tend towards a more traditional approach to carbon printing, it is amazing where the process is being taken today.
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    Re: Making a photobook from darkroom prints

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Noel View Post
    Jim,
    I finally took the time to watch each of the YouTube videos and am even more fascinated and intrigued with your approach to the carbon transfer process. You are so casual and yet so precise I am even more attracted to your beautiful images. It takes a huge amount of commitment and determination to make prints with this process. Keep up the great work.
    Jim
    Jim, thanks a lot. It means a lot coming from you. I have to do it there is no stopping, it is in my DNA.

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    Re: Making a photobook from darkroom prints

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    I have only seen Jim's first book -- a beautiful piece of art itself, in addition to the prints that make up the book.

    While Jim and I tend towards a more traditional approach to carbon printing, it is amazing where the process is being taken today.

    Vaughn, yes we are traditional for sure. It is crazy where the process has been going. I still love the tactile quality and richness of the images we make. The first book was a joy to complete and there will be more to come. Keeps me busy.

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    Re: Making a photobook from darkroom prints

    I have made several books from inkjet printed images, using various traditional binding methods. I started with a concertina ('Leporello') style, moved on to Japanese stab binding, and then a hand stitched book. With multiple double-sided sheets per signature/section, the latter is the hardest to lay out to get the correct pages facing each other. Adobe Indesign can handle it, but it still takes a lot of care in printing. I learned all I know from a couple of online workshops in the past year, plus the extremely practical book 'Making Books' from the London Centre for Book Arts. As others have suggested - it's addictive once you get started.
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    Re: Making a photobook from darkroom prints

    Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
    Never made one? Why comment?
    The first book I hand-bound was in 1947. The last was in the 1970s. The advice I gave in post #5 involved much newer technology.

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    Re: Making a photobook from darkroom prints

    Book making technology changes

    I have made several from original hand drawn fine art prints, copied carefully with DIGI, by me

    Color corrected to my eye and printed online

    I did this for 5 years, my client was and still is ecstatic

    He regrets my absence

    Even Gutenberg...started somewhere

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    Images vastly preferred

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