Re: continued solarplate notes
Camden Hardy wrote:
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.
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... :)
Were you/are you using a vacuum frame for contact under UVBL or a
contact frame of some sort?
Stellar news. I was hoping someone would say that. :-)
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
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.