Seeking 8x10 contact printing frame...

Discussion in 'Contact Printing' started by camerond, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. camerond

    camerond Member

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    ...for printing out processes. I know photog's formulary has one for $50 but I've used them and the metal clips are weak at best. What's the point of having a hinged print frame if the negitive moves when you lift one side to check your print. Perhaps it was an individual frame problem, but before I drop $50 for a frame I have to modify, I was wondering if anyone had one laying around or if someone could point me in the direction of a cheaper or more reliable frame. I could just build one I guess... Thanks!
     
  2. Dave Wooten

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    I got one 2 summers ago from Richard Ritter...It is beautiful and of incredible build, actually has reinforcing metal incert rails for the springs to press into.....I was told that it is the old Zone VI design....cant remember the cost, just type Richard Ritter in google and lge format comes up
     
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    http://www.lg4mat.net/index.html will get you to Richard Ritter's new camera page, an intreesting read. You can then go to his other links. i have no experience with his print frames.

    I have 8x10 and 11x14 contact printing frames from Bostick & Sullivan that I like. http://www.bostick-sullivan.com/main/frames_page.htm
    The guy next door to them makes the frames for them. I have done a bit of wood working and varnishing of old boats over the years and I think these are beautiful tools. The springs are very strong and I get good results with either silver or platinum contact prints.

    I personally think working with good tools doubles the pleasure of the project.

    Enjoy,

    John Powers
     
  4. rshepard

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    Are you still looking for one? I have one for sale. Please contact me off the forum.

    Thanks,

    Rich
     
  5. mark

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    There is a guy here that makes drop dead gorgeous ones. I think his name is pelland?

    My photo formulary one does not slip ever. I've been using it a lot for about a year using sun and 1000 watt HID lights.
     
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