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Dye Transfer Supplies

Old processes weren’t static — they changed, often rapidly. I say old, but they weren’t old then, they were new; at their early stage. That is the stage when much of the work was being done without big industrial support. It so happens, that is the point we get to after the process has been…

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Finished Another Jug

Joy and a little apprehension — every time I mix another batch of chemicals. It must be done; someday it will be all done. Even if they last, I won’t. Out with the trash. No need to even save the jug. Shipping liquid is expensive. Powder is so much easier to ship, store, but not…

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dye transfer: one film process

Under the useless information heading comes this secret from the past. Ektapan film could be used as the (almost) only film need to make dye transfer (imbibition) prints. It could be used to make masks, separations, and even the matrix itself. that last is the big secret. Full disclosure: it couldn’t do all those things…

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Anti-newton Rings

Newton rings are those colored irregular circles you may see when two smooth surfaces are in contact. Film touching glass is the situation most lab workers ask about. The common advice is to use anti-newton ring glass in the negative carrier. Alternate methods: control humidity (to around 40%) — use a spray such as odorless…

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