From: Christina Z. Anderson (email@example.com)
Date: 06/19/02-11:49:30 AM Z
Temps in MT are, today, less than ideal. Mostly 80's during the day,
40's at night; today it is a mere 48 outside at 11 AM--UGH. That's why I'm
inside, cleaning out my studio, checking the computer every hour for any
kind of diversion to sidetrack me from my job...
I am glad to hear of your result, below, with cyanotype negs. Seems
like a must-try. I keep testing Bergger BPF18 film in a pinhole camera,
dektol 1:1, but my last batch was pretty contrasty even if continuous tone,
and price, of course, is pretty high ($2 an 8x10) even if it is red light
safe. Wonder if they have a pinhole special effects filter on the
----- Original Message -----
From: "S Wang" <stwang@direcTVinternet.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 10:41 AM
Subject: cheap OHP for digital negs, was Re: mordancage
> >(weird; I have received no messages from the alt list in 2 days??)
> Hi Chris,
> Just to reassure you and the 3 other list members reading the list
> this time of year, the list is working and that some of us are silent
> but are having a good time making prints.
> For cyanotype with gum, the cheap (at $18.99 for 50 sheets) Arista
> overhead transparency material from Freestyle (and I suspect almost
> any run-of-the-mill overhead transparency material) is working quite
> well for me. I print them on either the Epson C80 or the 1200 with
> pigment inks, with black only at Photo 1440 dpi setting. Only once in
> a while in large smooth-toned areas are there subtle banding. I did
> have to come up with a curve setting that prints a little more dense
> than the default does, while maintaining proper tonal relationships.
> The "negatives" read from about .01 to about 1.1, perfect for
> gum/cyanotype combinations. Yes, it can go up to 2.15, but it seems
> much harder to get the Epson to print smoothly and predictably in
> that range. So I would not recommend this for single printing
> processes such as PD/PT. Also, the dots, and lines, though fine, are
> visible in single printings, in gum as well as in cyanotype - as Judy
> has pointed out a number of times, single print gums are as sharp and
> detailed as any other hand coated process.
> Say, what's the temperature up in Montana these days?
> Sam Wang
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