Re: Analog Color Separations - Help!

From: Dave Rose ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 11/23/04-08:46:51 PM Z
Message-id: <003501c4d1cf$d9e2ee60$26cc9045@dave6m4323wvj7>

The Keepers of Light by William Crawford has basic instructions for making
color separations. More detailed information can be obtained from older
publications for the graphic arts/prepress industry. Unfortunately, the
preferred film for this work, Kodak Super XX, is no longer in production.
Other readily available panchromatic B&W emulsions may produce suitable

With the advent of scanners, imagesetters, and digital photography, the art
of making color separations on film in a darkroom or in-camera is becoming
obsolete. Maybe this will be the "alternative photography" of the future?

Best regards,
Dave Rose
Big Wonderful Wyoming

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sean" <>
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Sent: Monday, November 22, 2004 2:43 PM
Subject: Analog Color Separations - Help!

> Hi,
> I am really in need of some sage advice/guidance. A client that I have
> doing gravure film work for has approached me to do some color separations
> for multi-plate gravure work. While I have finally gotten my film work to
> point where I can produce repeatable, quality films (thanks to this list,
> and my anally methodic approach to the analog world), I have no clue how
> creates color separations.
> Any guidance to a document, book or web tutorial would be most
> I have color equipment (for variable contrast), but I have not taken a
> photograph in a least ten years (as long as you don't count that digital
> pregnant pause, I mean camera that Canon calls a G5) and have no idea
> to start.
> I am not even sure where to start. I know I need to create four positives,
> Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black, but how does one create them. Sorry for
> being so daft, but I really enjoy the film work (a process guy, and very
> analog) and could sure use the work.
> Thanks for any guidance.
> Regards,
> Sean Farren
> Digital by necessity. Analog by desire.
Received on Tue Nov 23 20:46:22 2004

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