Years ago, when I was looking for a set of permanent pigments to with
the tricolor carbon process, I bought a set from Xerox and tested it
myself in my own fadeometer. The pigments were much better than
conventional color prints, although after a long time, the yellow
started to fade slowly.
I believe Wilhelm's book (_The Permanence and Care of Color
Photog..._), which I don't have at hand, mentions that Canon copies
rated "average". But do check this reference carefully yourself (i.e.,
don't quote my poor memory!)
>I'd really like to show the corporate office the work. (I'm looking for
>corporate support to develop a body of work which will demonstrate the full
>capabilities of the process.) I think there's a great potential here for Canon
>to expand its market. (I've tried all the other copiers and only the CLC gives
>results I find satisfying.)
>I'm ready to show folks how to do this but can't find the right door... I
>showed some prints to Debra Heimerdinger at Vision Gallery (SF) when I was in
>SF in May. She immediately referred me to a writer for "Camera and Darkroom"
>who sent them to the editor. I've got a commitment from the chemist at Golden
>Acrylics to do some rapid aging testing... but I want to get some help and
>attention from Canon.
One of the popular magazines should be interested in your project. If
_Darkroom Photography_ loses interest, try the other ones. Make sure
you indicate in the text that you are looking for corporate
collaboration, sponsorship, etc.
>Luis Nadeau>>> With your high profile in the field of alternative
>processes, have you encountered one or more of the "higher ups" at Canon? Do
>you know who I should ask for?
I have no professional contacts with the Canon folks. I just like to
keep track of what is going on because of various books I am working
on, including the _Encyclopedia_ which is supposed to cover
everything. I also had a request from someone who wanted to know if it
would be possible to produce some sort of "dry transfer" (e.g.
Letraset type material) with a material that could be used in a laser
printer or office copier. The idea is to produce say, fine calligraphy
on a computer, make it appear on some sort of plastic material through
a laser printer or copier, and then transfer the image, text,
whatever, to paper, cardboard, etc. Can your process do that?