Temporary alternative to split-back frame?

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  1. Removed Account

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    I don't have a split back frame yet but am itching to try out some van dyke printing. Any suggestions as to what I can quickly rig up until I get a proper frame?

    Thanks, as always!
     
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    i don't have a big enough split-back frame for 8x10 paper so I use a paterson 8x10 contact proofer and used timed test strips to figure out exposure instead of exposure by inspection (for cyanotypes anyway...)
     
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    If you can tape you negative to the printing paper by one edge, then you can simply place them under a heavy piece of glass. You will be able to lift the negative to examine exposure progress without losing registration.
     
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    Glass, Saran Wrap and masking tape.

    Regards, Art.
     
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    Clip frame, from IKEA or similar.

    You can even split the backing in two. :smile:
     
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    That is very ingenious; I'll have to try this the next time I get near a big clipframe...
     
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    I'll pick one up at work, that's a fantastic idea Ole!