[alt-photo] Re: pitfalls of alt

Paul Viapiano viapiano at pacbell.net
Sun Feb 13 16:02:01 GMT 2011


Have you tried frontloading the printer? It doesn't go through the "pizza" 
mechanism that way...


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "KISS BOB" <bobkiss at caribsurf.com>
To: "The alternative photographic processes mailing list" 
<alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2011 5:13 AM
Subject: [alt-photo] Re: pitfalls of alt

> The dreaded Pizza Wheel marks!  I now have a 3 sec drying time per printer 
> stroke with my Epson 3800 and they are gone.
> Good thing I am good at multitasking...I do other things for the half hour 
> or more it takes to print a 17X22 digineg!
>                  CHEERS!
>                          BOB
> On Sat, 12 Feb 2011 10:25:24 -0700
>  Christina Anderson <zphoto at montana.net> wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> I am compiling a list of frequent problems that occur with alt for a 
>> presentation. For instance, paper specificity is one that is the bane of 
>> my existence as of late. Seriously, now. When papers change, do you think 
>> the paper manufacturers would tell us??!!
>> I thought I would ask the list if anyone had their pet peeve to share so 
>> I can add it to my growing list in case i don't have it already? When I 
>> finish I will post.
>> Here are some suggestions:
>> printing on the wrong side of OHP
>> banding in the digineg
>> venetian blinds in the digineg
>> forgetting to invert the neg (yes, it does occur!)
>> I'm not necessarily being process-specific, though, e.g. gum might have 
>> staining or sloughing off of the layer or speckling as pitfalls. But 
>> heck, that'd be OK, too.
>> Anyway, interested to see your all's pet peeves, trials, tribulations...
>> One of these years I hope to compile a FAQ, too...such things as "When is 
>> a hair dryer a good thing?" etc. One of the great things about teaching 
>> is that if there is a mistake to be made, it is done, and I can document. 
>> This past week I had one I had never seen before, trying to read a 
>> blur/average square that should have given one consistent number kept 
>> jumping all over the place. Found out the eyedropper tool was NOT set to 
>> point sample but to 101x101. Of course, it took me 45 minutes to figure 
>> that one out and it was another faculty member that suggested that might 
>> be the cause. Gees.
>> OH LOL another I'll share. One student kept having horribly contrasty 
>> pt/pd prints. Come to find out, he was using straight NA2 20% as his pt 
>> part of the equation (not pd!), instead of using it as a contrast agent 
>> in addition to the metal. That was one of those that was so inconceivable 
>> to me I didn't guess it. He finally figured it out.
>> Chris
>> Christina Z. Anderson
>> christinaZanderson.com
>> _______________________________________________
>> Alt-photo-process-list | http://altphotolist.org/listinfo
> _______________________________________________
> Alt-photo-process-list | http://altphotolist.org/listinfo 

More information about the Alt-photo-process-list mailing list