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Re: Liquid Emulsion Questions

Have you considered using an alternative process like Van Dyke Brown? 
Depending on the process, you probably wouldn't need to worry about
disposing the chemistry.  Most of the chemistry I use can be dumped down
the drain.

Of course, that would open up a whole new set of challenges...

Camden Hardy


On Sat, September 23, 2006 12:56 am, Philip Ringler wrote:
> Hello, I am an artist working in Oakland CA. To make a long story as short
> as possible here is my dilemma:
> I want to make high contrast, Liquid emulsion prints on plywood
> Approximately 4'x4'
> I need to set up a system in a darkroom so I can coat, expose and fix the
> piece of wood in a standardized way, meaning I need to have a set-up so
> that
> it is consistent.
> With that set up, I need to find a way to not get chemistry all over the
> floor. I have tried using a plastic drop cloth, but I have no way to
> collect
> and properly dispose of the chemistry, especially the hazardous fixer.
> I also need to know if I can expose the Variable contrast Black Magic
> emulsion with a slide projector and a number 5 filter? I've used rockland
> colloid AG-Plus before (on watercolor paper) and had decent results, but
> not
> high enough contrast.
> I Also need to know what kinds of developers, fixers, etc would work best
> for this project??
> I'd love to hear any and all suggestions, especially from artists who have
> done this sort of thing before.
> I  really appreciate your help!!!!
> Best,
> Philip Ringler
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