From: Dave Rose (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 02/05/01-08:26:54 AM Z
----- Original Message -----
From: "Judy Seigel" <email@example.com>
> On Sat, 3 Feb 2001, Dave Rose wrote:
> > My exposure unit is a homemade fluorescent UV tube light box -
> > 22 x 26" O.D. (a size that you could use even in a $2,500 per month
> Yes, that's about the size, but I need my borders... no room for holes.
> > Manhattan studio apartment). The vacuum frame is also a homemade
> > The sheet of polyester covering my vacuum frame is flexible and will
> > accomodate the 'bumps' created by the Bregman pins.
> The light goes through the polyester?
+ Yes, the polyester is "Kleerbase" brand. It's used in the printing trade,
and as the name suggests, is clear and transmits light.
> > ... One of
> > my goals with gum printing has been to capture detail as clearly as
> > possible. (Since I use a 4x5 view camera, I can't get away from that
> > mindset).
> I'm curious how you enlarge the 4x5 ???
+ B&W original
1. Contact print the negative onto another sheet of 4x5, to create an
2. Enlarge onto lith film, to the size desired.
Color transparency original
1. Create a highlight mask, register it with the chrome, and then make a
2. Enlarge the masked chrome onto lith film, to the size desired.
Note: with a very low-contrast chrome, it's sometimes possible to skip step
> > When I began gum printing, I re-registered negatives to prints by the
> > 'center outwards' method, taping the two together when it looked right.
> > Compared to my current method, that was always more time consuming,
> > difficult, and yielded less satisfactory results (in terms of sharpness
> > capture of fine detail).
> Maybe you just got better in the interim?
+ Yes, but, the pin-registration method does offer many advantages.
Dave Rose AKA Cactus Cowboy
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