Vacuum or CPF for 14x17, 16x20?

Discussion in 'Contact Printing' started by Richard K., Jan 26, 2008.

  1. Richard K.

    Richard K. Member

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    Is a CPF good enough or does one need a vacuum frame for 14x17, 16x20?
    Please share experience...thanks!

    -Richard
     
  2. Michael A. Smith

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    A CPF will do the job, but a vacuum frame is so much quicker to use.

    Michael A. Smith
     
  3. jgjbowen

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    ditto
     
  4. FredW

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    My contact printing, is just two pieces of 10mm glass, with some masking tape to make a hinge. The weight of the glass is enough to hold everything down. Just make sure to have one sheet cut longer, 2-3cm. This will give you a place to separate the sandwich.
     
  5. Jim Fitzgerald

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    I like the contact I get using my vacuum frame for my 8x20 prints. Just my .02.

    Jim