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pandino
06-05-2006, 12:33 PM
I did the prints (48) on Monday evening, took me one hour and ten minutes.

It's amazing how quickly one can do this if you get organised and you run a conventional B&W process. Leaves me with time to ponder the next neg for the next round.

Mick.

48 prints in 1:10.:o Now that is fast! I finished printing last night, but it took me about three hours from start to finish. Thankfully, I use an electronic timer and footswitch which easily cut my exposure time in half over using a mechanical timer. I can see how this could get to be a burden for people using alt processes or limited equipment.

I'm relatively new to printing and I've never made so many prints of a single negative before, so I learned a few things. Even though the developer was far from exhausted, I didn't realize that I would need to adjust my dev time as I got to the end of the session. Some of the later prints were slightly less dense and could have used another 20-30s in the dev.

Now they're off to get butchered by the Postal system...

Shmoo
06-05-2006, 01:20 PM
...For me, that's good. Hey, it's only June 5th. ;)

...only June 5th...only June 5th...got the labels printed...it's a start.

Oh yeah, thanks Nige for making it so easy to print the labels...sweet.

S

Ben Taylor
06-06-2006, 04:40 AM
Well, I've selected my negatve, but I'm having a little teething trouble with my new darkroom location. I've vacated the room I use to make way for our new nursery...

Anyway, hopefully I'll get my blacking out problems sorted in time to start printing at the weekend. With luck the postcards will be the first prints from my new darkroom.

Ben.

Mark Fisher
06-06-2006, 08:01 AM
Well, I just finished my first round of post card prints. I learned two things. It is really easy to fog paper when you make a lot of prints and don't use a paper safe. I also learned that you can make a "perfect print" if you print one copy, but it is a lot harder to make 50. They came out nice in the end and I'll be sending them out in the next couple of days..........it is posted in the gallery, but the real one looks much better!

Derek Lofgreen
06-06-2006, 10:57 AM
Crap, you guys are way to efficient. I still have to get some paper. Everyone just sloooowwww down.

BWKate
06-06-2006, 11:37 AM
And don't post them in the gallery until people have probably received them. Otherwise you ruin the element of surprise.

simulatordan
06-08-2006, 07:37 AM
Hello all,

Mine went into the post today. I've spent the week getting them ready; I need a day to get the feeling back into my arm after writing them all out. Hope you like the image.

Regards Daniel

glbeas
06-08-2006, 04:21 PM
I got Chris Pandinos and Mick Fagans cards today. Post office took a bite out of the emulsion on Chris' card. Good work!

pandino
06-08-2006, 06:05 PM
Post office took a bite out of the emulsion on Chris' card...

:( I was reluctant dropping those prints in the mailbox for fear of this. I hesitated less when mailing off my annual check to the IRS, than when I entrusted these prints to the brutes!

This was my first PC exchange. The funny thing is I took irrationally great pains to keep from scratching, damaging or fingerprinting the prints only to have them torn up by the USPS. Funnier yet is that my father-in-law works in the very sorting facility where they were sorted/butchered. I think he has it in for me.;)

Nige
06-08-2006, 06:45 PM
Mine are going into the post today, just sticking labels onto them at the moment. Since I had a bit to write about it I printed up a label for it... however, I also created a new set of address labels to suit some different (2 up) labels I found, and managed to stuff up the format of the addresses by sticking the 'town' in twice! I only noticed this after I stuck them on the cards! So, hopefully they get to you and no, you don't need to tell me about it :) David's is amusing... New York, New York, NY... The postman might burst into song! Also, MikeG's lengthy address was even longer!

Edit : BTW, I took just over 1.5hrs to print 48 cards once I got the exposure right (although that aspect that could be debatable of course)

David A. Goldfarb
06-08-2006, 06:53 PM
I think that's one extra New York in there for good measure.

I finally just bought a package of labels in the same format as Nige's. It was getting annoying having to reformat them for the 1x4" labels of which I seem to have an endless supply.

mikeg
06-09-2006, 05:00 AM
David's is amusing... New York, New York, NY... The postman might burst into song! Also, MikeG's lengthy address was even longer!


Sorry about my address!! It is all needed, but you can put the postcode on the same line as the county if it makes it fit better on the label. So, something like;

Shropshire. SY......,
UK

or even

Shropshire. SY......, UK.

As a last resort you can miss off the county completely but you have to be absolutely sure that you've got the postcode correct.

You wouldn't believe the problems I've had typing my address into US websites which believe that an address should be a maximum of 2 or 3 lines long!

Cheers

Mike

Derek Lofgreen
06-09-2006, 04:32 PM
I just got Gary and Mick's cards today. Great job. Mick, tell your brother it isn't your photography skills that need help.

D.

Markok765
06-09-2006, 04:36 PM
I got a postcard but havent gotton the adresses for the other people

tommy5c
06-09-2006, 05:15 PM
the list of addresses was sent to your e-mail. if you didn't get it you were supposed to inform nige.

And I too reiceved Mick's card, it was great.

Nige
06-09-2006, 05:50 PM
Marko, have sent you the list again. I reckon its your gmail account doing some filtering...

highpeak
06-09-2006, 11:45 PM
TOday is my happy day! Got postcards from Daniel, glbeas, Mick, and Chris Pandino. I love them all. It's interesting to see what a difference of style and subject from a same piece of paper.

Mick, your brother must be thrilled to have a portrait like this.

My postcards going out on coming Monday.

pandino
06-10-2006, 12:37 AM
I got GaryB's postcard today. Gorgeous print! It clearly blows away the RC stuff I'm using. Would you be willing divulge the print/paper/dev/exposure details to this ign'ant printer?

That one print alone was worth the price of admission...

glbeas
06-10-2006, 07:34 AM
I got GaryB's postcard today. Gorgeous print! It clearly blows away the RC stuff I'm using. Would you be willing divulge the print/paper/dev/exposure details to this ign'ant printer?

That one print alone was worth the price of admission...

It's just fiber base kodabromide postcard paper, very old stuff. It's lost speed and contrast but I could compensate with a contrasty negative, a 4x5 time exposure on Ektapan. RC has some very good uses but knock your socks off aint one of them!

Shmoo
06-10-2006, 07:28 PM
Boy, I don't know how you guys can get these things printed in 1-2 hrs!!! Took me about 3.5 hrs. Oh well, it took just about as long to get the postage from the USPS...I guess adding up stamp values is not one of their strengths. At any rate, they are printed and posted as of today!!! Yea!

S