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Re: continued solarplate notes

Camden Hardy wrote:
a better workflow that changes things for the better somehow, I will 
maintain that UVBL is definitely a problem when using Solarplates larger 
than 8x10, however.

My very first Solarplate was a 9x12 under UVBL, and aside from a poor
curve/exposure it printed quite well - no mottling or other imperfections in
the plate.  The plate was powdered for both the aquatint screen and the
positive (don't remember the exposure times though).  Alas, I have yet to
reproduce such a "flawless" plate...  :)

Thanks Camden...that's interesting!  It's the inconsistency that was so maddening to me.  I'd get a good plate and print....get encouraged...do something more ambitious, and whammo:  crap results.

Were you/are you using a vacuum frame for contact under UVBL or a contact frame of some sort?

Does anyone use, or recall anyone else using, different curves for roll 
vs. sheet standard Pictorico OHP?

I often go between sheet and roll, and as far as I can tell there's no
Stellar news.  I was hoping someone would say that.  :-)

BTW, I haven't forgotten I promised to send you a print as a thank you for your help in testing and evaluating the 4800.  I assume you don't want the wedding picture of my parents and great grandma, so I'll make sure to surprise you.