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Majik_Imaje

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« on: July 18, 2007, 04:44:30 AM »

This is a small portion of my color darkroom #15  I have owned and built 17 color darkrooms.. I move around too much.



this sink was a pleasure to process prints in..  temp control was easy and processing in two trays was a joy. perfect results time and time again.

no matter which print size.. We could do anything here. This is or was just a hobby.

but I have worked in a professional capacity for many years in the Art world and other  venus of this busniess.

Getting ready to build darkroom # 18 soon.. to process 8 x 10 inch film !
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2007, 08:49:59 AM »

Sweet! Wish I had a darkroom like that.

Regards, Art.
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2007, 12:50:36 PM »

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Getting ready to build darkroom # 18 soon.. to process 8 x 10 inch film !
What method (Jobo?) and chemicals (Kodak? E-6?) will you use to process 8x10?
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2008, 03:14:33 PM »

Wow, lookit that!  I can smell it!  Takes me back, had several darkrooms just like that, but never had lab beakers that nice.  Thanks!

All that's left is my Gralab Timer, I can reach it from my keyboard.  Here, I'll time off exactly 6 minutes and 30 seconds in your honor!

BZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2009, 07:24:06 PM »

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I will not need the use of Jobo OR E6

I like simple.  simple is easy to do..  C-41 if it is still called that !

the last time I processed color neg film was 1990 !

A simple basket system using stainless steel tanks with film holders !

scan the neg.  import into photoshop, print on our new Epson 4800 !

After trying to make panchromatic dye transfers from large format c-41, I noticed that the yellow layer on almost every shot I tried was streaked.  This was from a high end dip and dunk, so I warn you to examine your negs carefully as this streaking never showed up in c-prints (those boxes you had for color printing was the old 12min EP2 process which was replaced long ago with the 4 minute RA-4 process)  Even though you can't see the streaks in C-prints I would think they may show up in scans.  That problem is usually more pronounced with the 3.5 gal hand line and agitation is extremely critical.  Please wear gloves and a mask as those chemicals are very toxic at processing temps.  That is unless you like pancreatic cancer which is what many of the first generation home color printers died of.  In fact that was the special version of the EP2 chemistry which was the worse culprit if memory serves.
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2009, 02:40:13 AM »

That brings back memories... When I was in college I was production manager for the newspaper and did some work for the yearbook, so I had my own key to the college's darkrooms and equipment.  Invested more than a few hours in there...

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