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    12x20 contact prints - How?

    I just went looking online for some sheets of 12x20 paper, and can't find anybody who sells any type of paper in that size. I've got some big rolls, so I'm not dead in the water, but I'd appreciate learning what others use.

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    if you are reffering to b&w silver paper...
    20x24 paper is readily available as a standard size.
    take it and cut the 24 dimension in half and youve got perfectly sized 12x20 sheets to contact print on.

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    Now you just have to make the perfect print.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Hall View Post
    Now you just have to make the perfect print.
    Easy...in a perfect world :rolleyes:

    Duh, yeah, I was thinking of B&W paper. Sorry to expect mindreading on everybody's part.

    I have some 10" rolls of paper, and was hoping somebody could point me at a 12" roll. I'm a little more sure of cutting a straight 12" line than a 20" one.

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    You will need a paper cutter. Look for a rotary on ebay. Well worth having and help with mounting as well.
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    Technology is not a panacea. It alone will not move your art forward. Only through developing your own aesthetic - free from the tools that create it - can you find new dimension to your work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c.d.ewen View Post
    I just went looking online for some sheets of 12x20 paper, and can't find anybody who sells any type of paper in that size. I've got some big rolls, so I'm not dead in the water, but I'd appreciate learning what others use.

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    Charley
    Charley,

    I make my own paper for carbon, kallitype and Pt./Pd. Consider the post-factory experience for ULF work. Many find it very gratifying.

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    Eventually you'll just bite the bullet and spring for a Rotatrim, and once you have it, you'll be glad you did. Might as well get it out of your system now.
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    Charlie;

    Coat you own. You know how!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb View Post
    Eventually you'll just bite the bullet and spring for a Rotatrim, and once you have it, you'll be glad you did. Might as well get it out of your system now.
    Good advice, Dave, but where will I put a 26" cutter? The space I can devote to photography/darkroom equipment makes a Manhattan apartment look palatial. I think I have to stick with a razor blade for the moment.

    I stopped by B&H this afternoon and picked up some 20x24 paper and a 20x24 contact printer. Man-oh-Manischewitz, does this ULF stuff take up space!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    Charlie;

    Coat you own. You know how!

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    Yeah, rub it in, Ron. I decided I'd like to take a few pictures before I get into 'mad scientist' mode. I promised myself I'd order that boxcar of AgNO3 by yearend and still have another day to procrastinate.

    Gotta get me one of those leopardskin lab coats, too. You know, like yours, with the black spots all over it?

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