RE: UV exposure light boxes/Solar plate

From: Baird, Darryl ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 02/07/04-05:58:23 PM Z
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I may be butting in incorrectly, I think I deleted all previous
posts...bad week, little time to ramble through the list's traffic.

However, if you're looking for solar plate/aquatint info, I did find a
new danish site (no Mark, not food!) worth looking at -

Strange Ross concluded a double exposure (each different for
screen/image) released him from worrying about differences between
polymer batches and he used it exclusively (as of 1998). I thought he
had moved to a single exposure, but poor memory prevails.

yes, I found him again...

he offers notes on both aproaches, plus some truely lovely work. Over
the years I visited Strange's site and found his command of the
materials has increased incredibly.


-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Sat 2/7/2004 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: UV exposure light boxes/Solar plate
It is a little more complicated here since you have the two exposures
calculate, one for the screen and one for the image. I think I would
keep the
ratio of the two exposures the same and reduce both by an equivalent
percent to
get closer to standard exposure. Is there a standard ratio of
exposure for
Image/Screen? There has to be an optimum ratio for a given exposure
screen density, and solarplate material type (I think there is more
than one
type of material that can be used to make the plate.) If I
correctly, the post exposure hardens the final developed image, so
that doesn't affect
anything as long as it is suffecient to do the hardening job.

Proecesses that also have a mechanical development variable like this
and gum
and others get tricky when trying to keep variables constant.

Going back to my other post, if you had steps 1,2, &3 merging, then at
you know have have given enough exposure, and all you need to do to
get to a
standard exposure is back off 1/2 stop to get just steps 1&2 merging.
there you can back off by a "partial half stop that makes you happy"
to get
differentiation also between steps 1 and 2.

Just some thoughts on it, I've never done the process, so what do I
hehehehe But I would be interested if this approach to getting to your
exposure value might be appropriate-comments and criticisms welcome.

Mark Nelson
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In a message dated 2/7/04 12:22:30 PM, writes:

> Mark,
> In talking with David he said to try and do 1min30sec to 2min screen
and see
> what happens I may try that next week to much to dothis week end.
> Jan

Received on Sat Feb 7 18:04:57 2004

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