RE: Photog Forumulary - UV Box and Frames - comments?

From: Rocky Boudreaux ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 08/21/04-06:18:03 PM Z
Message-id: <NEBBKBONJBHGMJGJHGIEAEGCDLAA.rocky@pdq.net>

I suppose the saving bucks depends on what you consider your time worth.
Jon's units are not that expensive, work well and last.
Of course some people build them for fun so have at it if you like.
Nothing wrong with that.
As for me I'm going to go shooting and Jon can have the fun.

Good luck to all,
Rocky
Houston, TX

 -----Original Message-----
From: Don Bryant [mailto:dstevenbryant@mindspring.com]
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2004 5:03 PM
To: alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca
Subject: RE: Photog Forumulary - UV Box and Frames - comments?

Jeff,

>
> Still being a relative alt-newbie, can someone help me understand-
> Why is a vacuum frame necessary, if you have a contact printing frame
> which tightly sandwiches the negative and printing paper?
>
>

Film over 11x14 in size is difficult to maintain tight contact uniformly
across the paper with a contact printing frame especially when using films
with thinner substrates.

Regardless of the size prints made using a vacuum easel will be sharper.
With some processes and papers this may be difficult to perceive unless
prints made in each type of printing frame/vacuum easel are made side by
side. Since you mentioned that you want to do plt/pld printing a vacuum
easel will aid in achieving sharper appearing prints.

Vacuum easels also are quicker and less tiresome to load, especially in a
long day of printing.

BTW, I've made several 12 tube UV printers and the DIY path will save you
substantial bucks but does require tools, and a moderate degree of
mechanical and electrical aptitude.

Don
 
>
> Ender100@aol.com wrote:
>
> > Speaking of UV Boxes,
> >
> > Does anyone make a compact system with tubes that includes a vacuum
> > easel and an integrator for maintaining consistent exposures?
> >
> > Mark Nelson
> > www.precisiondigitalnegatives.com has been updated!
> >
> >
> > In a message dated 8/21/04 12:18:03 PM, dilcher@hiddenworld.net writes:
> >
> >
> >> Can anyone who has used or seen the UV box and/or contact printing
> >> frames from Photog Forumulary comment on them?
> >>
> >> I was thinking of building a light box, but, not sure if I want to
> >> deal with
> >> the hassle...
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
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