they went out of business
when the founder and owner died.
which doesn't mean they
would still be around.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 5:41
Subject: Re: spot tone
Somewhere down in my cabinet there's a set of
...the set consisted of several types of black; a
warm/sepia, an olive, a blue-black and a neutral. There was a little
sheet that gave you a drop-by-drop formula for each brand and type of paper on
the market at the time...trouble being that the actual tone of the finished
print varied according to a lot of particulars, type of developer being one.
Most of us should be familiar with the various pigments that are used
to make black. Mars Black is the blue-black, Ivory Black is the warm
black...not sure what would give the live black but someone may be able to
tell us that one...water colors already have gum arabic in them and I'd think
about diluting them with distilled water with a drop of Photo-Flo or another
wetting agent to help it penetrate the emulsion. Note that one brand of
watercolor, M. Graham, uses a wee bit of honey as a binder in their
watercolors and they have a pretty good range of greys and
Obviously, Spot-Tone went out of business because "...we can
always fix it in PHOTOSHOP!"