Sometimes I wonder at the simplicity of solutions to problems -- and then I wonder at the simplicity of the mind that took so long to find that simple solution. Some of you have been very kind in commenting on my "polygravure" prints and I promised to post more of them. The problem has been that I seemed to need the computer to make a suitable transparent positive to expose the plate. I tried copy machines (too "xerox-y"), I tried litho film (too much contrast the way I did it) and I settled on the compromise of scanning and printing out a photo-positive image on a transparency. I didn't, however, think that posting a whole bunch of them was keeping with the spirit of APUG. I'm experimenting with duplicating film in the camera, but I haven't had a chance to take a photo worthy of a test plate since I worked out the exposure (meter for ASA .8 and then open up two stops seems to work) Today, I realized that I could contact print a piece of film in the camera if I could get the light right. A 4x5 negative placed face to face on a sheet of Efke 50 in a film holder and a Polaroid press shutter with a constricted throat - 3 cm. At 330 mm extension, that makes it an f11, right? A light box for a light source and voila! No lens meant nothing in focus to interfere with the image. Unlike most of my schemes, it actually worked. Amazing that it took me so long to figure it out, but then I am a bear of little brain at times.