Easy Step: registration

Registering film for printing (optical) isn’t a mystery. It is simple, but has changed, with increasing complexity of mechanism making easier, more certain, faster production of picture.

At first, the method was: cut-n-butt. This was the way wash-off relief (dye transfer) was done. And done for 15 years.

Needed: straight edge, knife, tape, loupe and good eyes.

Watch out for blood.
first way to register

Printers and animators had other means and methods. More about that in the “registration” posts.

First Lessons in Color Photography

  • it is an illusion. a trompe which becomes its own reality
  • it is based upon a standard observer and a standard scene. these provoke a normal or typical response
  • the standard observer/light can/does result in subject or scene failure of the technology. Film is less flexible, being designed for mass production processing. 
  • the making of supplies has always assumed many users, not great usage of small volume users.