Re: Ilfochrome classic....... Very sad experience...

From: Dave Rose ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 09/22/04-07:58:24 PM Z
Message-id: <002f01c4a110$cfb2d990$26cc9045@dave6m4323wvj7>

Ilfochrome classic would be best used as it was intended, with the proper
chemistry. Forget about "alt purposes" unless you want to create pinhole
camera positives with the print material. I've done quite a bit of printing
with Cibachrome material. It was always difficult material to work with. I
made many highlight and contrast masks, trying to reduce contrast of
original transparencies to match the narrow range of Ciba print material. A
real PITA to work with. That's one reason I went to gum printing.

It's a sad day indeed when all of this equipment and consumables sells dirt
cheap or gets tossed out with the rubbish.

Dave in Wyoming
http://www.alternativephotography.com/artists/dave_rose.html

I'd be making lots of prints with the
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Cremati" <johnjohnc@core.com>
To: <alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca>
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 7:25 PM
Subject: Ilfochrome classic....... Very sad experience...

> I went to a liquidation sale at one of the best Ilfochrome
> printers in Cleveland Ohio. It was very sad to see the marvelous
> equipment all dismantled and flung about haphazardly..... Those buying
the
> stuff had no idea of what accessories went to what............ 10 Durst
> enlargers, huge processors , refrigerated storerooms all being emptied out
> for a few pennies of what the stuff cost in the glory days of film...
> ..............
> The said that they could not pay the payroll any longer , the
gas
> was shut off.. Bankruptcy lawyers were the only ones that made out
> ...........Very sad, very sad indeed...........
> I had purchased a entire refrigerated storeroom full of paper,
> most of which is Ilfochrome... Does anyone have any suggestions on what to
> do with a van load of it? Has anyone tried reusing the Ilfochrome for
Alt
> purposes?
> John Cremati
>
>
Received on Wed Sep 22 19:58:19 2004

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