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    Duraclear

    Hi,
    Dose anyone know anything concerning the currant or future availability of Duraclear. I have not used it in years, but I am considering using it to make negatives for Carbon Transfer. I was joking about it yesterday on another Forum. But after sleeping on it, not such a bad idea.
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    a google search turned up this...

    http://www.graphicsystems.com/produc...gduraclear.htm
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    easily available and very popular im sure this product will be around for a very long time. both KODAK Ilford and Fuji, make clear materials
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    Kodak, Fuji and Agfa still offer RA-4 materials with a clear, colourless base, Kodak and Fuji also one with a translucent base.

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    UV Filter

    Whilst researching media to use to make negatives for contact printing it was suggested that Duraclear/trans had an inbuilt UV absorbing layer which made it unsuitable for the purpose. I'll see if I can find the exact reference to add to the post. I am unfamiliar with the carbon process so don't know if this a problem or not.

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    Good point. I did not find any hints at UV-absorbers at the data-sheets of the Kodak and Fuji films, but indeed at the Agfa one.

    But are those effective in actually hampering the process? I mean, time is on our side.


    By the way, I still do not understand why Bill wants to use RA-4 materials in the first place. (Am slow on the intake again...)



 

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