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    Test Strip Easel for 8x10

    I was wondering if anyone knew where to get an 8x10 version of this:

    http://www.adorama.com/PATSP.html

    I know it may sound wasteful, but I think a full final size of the print is better when trying to check color balance.

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    Why not set up for 8x10 then toss one of those under the enlarger. Seems you could get four test sheets per 8x10 paper.
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    Mike, have a look at Ralph Lambrecht's site. He gives instructions to make a test strip printer which takes 5x7 paper and either does 7 one inch strips across the whole neg or easily allows you to do 7 strips of the same part of the neg which the Paterson will do but only 5 and more awkwardly.

    It shouldn't be so hard to work out the dimensions to make the space for the test paper become 8x10 instead of 5x7.

    I use Ralph's test strip printer on a regular basis. It really is a useful piece of kit. Actually I think the design is down to his partner Chris Woodhouse to give the credit where it belongs

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralnphot View Post
    Why not set up for 8x10 then toss one of those under the enlarger. Seems you could get four test sheets per 8x10 paper.
    Yeah, I was thinking of just doing that, just wanted to know my options before I make my move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pentaxuser View Post
    Mike, have a look at Ralph Lambrecht's site. He gives instructions to make a test strip printer which takes 5x7 paper and either does 7 one inch strips across the whole neg or easily allows you to do 7 strips of the same part of the neg which the Paterson will do but only 5 and more awkwardly.

    It shouldn't be so hard to work out the dimensions to make the space for the test paper become 8x10 instead of 5x7.

    I use Ralph's test strip printer on a regular basis. It really is a useful piece of kit. Actually I think the design is down to his partner Chris Woodhouse to give the credit where it belongs

    pentaxuser
    I was looking at that last night a little bit...I will probable go that route at first. I like the flexibility of the number of strips in the design but I also like the easiness of the test strip printer I posted the link of.

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    You probably can make one out of mount board with linen tape as hinges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac View Post
    You probably can make one out of mount board with linen tape as hinges.
    Yeah, I was thinking of fabricating something in that regard, but a little more permanent. I have the next couple of days off, so I'll have a little time to mess around.

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    Just noticed this, might be an idea.

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/SPECIAL-ENLARGING...#ht_2047wt_922

    Never seen one before and no idea about the seller but might be worth a look.

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    I have a Saunders 8x10 print and repeat easel that works for that. Just use the 2x3 mask and get eight identical images on an 8x10 sheet. It moves the paper using an x-y axis under the mask. (shameless plug: its for sale).
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Nova Scotia View Post
    Just noticed this, might be an idea.

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/SPECIAL-ENLARGING...#ht_2047wt_922

    Never seen one before and no idea about the seller but might be worth a look.
    That's for making multiple prints on the same sheet of paper. You could still use it for test strips but with entire images....pretty neat design though.



 

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