Re: Re: Polymer Plate 80% screen Weirdness

From: jpptprnt@verizon.net
Date: 02/16/04-11:58:06 AM Z
Message-id: <20040216175806.VIMQ13340.out007.verizon.net@outgoing.verizon.net>

Jon
Shake on a little bit all over, then tap the side of the plate (holding it
vertacly) and knock most of it off. Brush the remaining baby powder/Talc off
with a clean soft brush (hake works well). It will look like nothing is on the
plate but it is. It does not take much.

hope this helps
Jan Pietrzak
 
> From: Jon Lybrook <jon@terabear.com>
> Date: 2004/02/16 Mon PM 05:09:09 GMT
> To: alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca
> Subject: Re: Polymer Plate 80% screen Weirdness
>
> I think this is kind of what I'm seeing, only there are dozens of them,
> and very small, about the diameter of a pin head and larger. I'm getting
> a fair amount of pressure, but maybe the pad needs to be replaced.
>
> Don't I need pure talc, or will perfumed baby powder be okay? I'm a
> little concerned about what affect fragrance and other additives might
> have on the plate and/or film.... Hell, I'm a little concerned what
> affect talc will have inside my frame vacuum!
>
> Jon
>
> On Mon, 16 Feb 2004 Ender100@aol.com wrote:
>
> > I'm not sure what it looks like‚€”dusting talc reminds me of the problem
with
> > scanning negatives where talc or mounting fluid is used to avoid Newton's
> > rings. Here is a website showing the effect:
> > http://physics.ucsd.edu/was-sdphul/labs/demos/optics/NEWTRNGS.html
> >
> > It does indeed look very much like a mark made by a water drop....this is
> > probably the culprit.
> >
> > The Newton's Rings effect would also be exacerbated by uneven pressure on
the
> > negative/plate contact area‚€”which could be due to eneven pressure of the
> > vacuum table membrane beneath the two.
> >
> > So, get out your old can of baby powder....
> >
> > Hope this helps.
> >
> > Mark Nelson
> >
> >
> > In a message dated 2/16/04 1:59:42 AM, jon@terabear.com writes:
> >
> >
> > > Thanks for your input Mark.  Not sure how the pebbling up against the
back
> > > of the plate would do anything to affect the film on top, but who
knows? 
> > > I'm wondering if the pebbling on the frame vacuum hasn't somehow
affected
> > > the screen in areas where the two came in direct contact with one
another.
> > >
> > > I've read on Strange Ross' site he uses a dusting of talc on the plate
to
> > > remove air bubbles.  I may try that and/or call Peter at Alpha Graphics
> > > and see what he thinks.  I will let the list know how it goes.
> > >
> > > Thanks!
> > > Jon
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Received on Mon Feb 16 11:58:29 2004

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