Re: RIP kwik-print?

Date: 01/24/05-02:42:46 PM Z
Message-id: <003901c50255$67472a40$3ef2883e@DKUp>

Christopher i didn't know that Kwik Print had been discontinued it has
similarities to Temperaprinting in the substrate Ie Kimdura and Yupo both
synthetic subsrates. I met Bea Nettles in London some years ago,i much
admired her book Flamingoes in the dark.
Dennis Klinker
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From: "christopher losee" <>
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Sent: Monday, January 24, 2005 7:07 PM
Subject: RIP kwik-print?

> Hi everyone -
> Some years ago I studied under Bea Nettles and did an MFA thesis using the
> medium of Kwik Print. I am interested in using this process again, but I
> understand it is no longer commercially available. According to Light
> Impressions, "the inventor [Seymour Rottenburg, I believe] passed away
> recently, and took the process to the grave with him." Quite a dramatic
> exit!
> Does anyone know if the formula for making Kwik-Print has ever been made
> available? Has anyone attempted to duplicate (or reverse-engineer) it?
> If not, could anyone suggest a comparable process (i.e. one possibly using
> hand-applied colors, capable of being manipulated in local areas as well
> overall, perhaps using big litho film with random-dot patterns as negs)?
> Also, perhaps an up-to-date sourcebook and technical manual?
> I know, gum bichromate... But can you make a 24x36 print, and achieve the
> tonal range - the bright colors and dark blacks - that you can (once
> could?!!) with Kwik-Print?
> I will very much appreciate your suggestions, and I am quite happy to have
> come across this unique list.
> --Chris Losee
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