From: Manuel Gomes Teixeira (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 10/26/03-04:31:57 AM Z
When do you refer to Pictorico prices do you mean importing it directly
from US ? This OHP film is already available , at least, from
www.novadarkroom.com in UK. Why not use this film ,even if slightly more
expensive, if we know already it will gives good results ?
Perhaps in the end it will turn less expensive if we think in terms of
wasted time and material with other brands .
In Portugal is much more easier and faster to order Pictorico from UK(2-3
days) than order Agfa materiald from local dealers .
Manuel Gomes Teixeira
> From: Burkhardt Kiegeland <email@example.com>
> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2003 22:38:45 +0200
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: agfajet copyfilm
> Dear list,
> I did some tests recently trying the new agfajet copyfilm for making
> digital negs
> for alternative processes. The material is easily available in Europe
> for a remarkably lower price than Pictorio.
> My printer is an Epson Photo 1290. I donīt know if this machine is the
> same as the 1280 in the US. Possibly it is like the 1270. My inks are
> the MIS pigmented archival color inks.
> Comparing with Pictorio I found that the agfajet copyfilm has the
> same somewhat limited capacity to hold pigmented inks. This means, you
> will easily wipe off part of the ink layer even if it has dried down
> for a couple of hours. As a protection I simply did cover the printed
> area by a sheet of Mylar. I donīt know about Mylarīs blocking of UV,
> but the exposure time ist just a neclectable bit slower than without
> For getting a digital negative of sufficient contrast and density I
> first tried the various curves for colorized negs as they were provided
> by Dan Burkholder and others. This curves however turned out not to
> deliver sufficient contrast especially in the upper middletones and
> So I switched to print using all 6 colors and got finally very
> acceptable results. The curve is quite similar to the one I used in the
> past for peparing imagesetter negs. Here are the figures:
> Input Output
> 14 71
> 24 102
> 52 132
> 76 153
> 102 173
> 128 190
> 153 202
> 178 216
> 203 228
> 228 238
> 241 247
> 253 255
> My inks, as I said, is MIS archival. The printer setting for my 1290 is
> simply Epson Backlight Film and 1440 dpi. No changes for saturation or
> contrast. The negs are crisp and full of detail.
> My exposure unit fits exactly to the design published by Nadeau in is
> books. Exposure time is in the range of 60- 70s. Developer is potassium
> oxalat. Paper is Arches Platine.
> I would be interested to learn the experience of other practitioners
> using the agfajet copyfilm.
> Burkhardt Kiegeland
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