Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 71,050   Posts: 1,561,124   Online: 744
      
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15
  1. #1
    EASmithV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Maryland
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,877
    Blog Entries
    4
    Images
    123

    Drawing on the ground glass

    I want to put a 1" grid on my 8x10, but I'm not sure how to go about doing this while still being able to remove the markings If I screw them up/don't want them. Do I just use a crayon?
    www.EASmithV.com

    "The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."— Dorothea Lange
    http://www.flickr.com/easmithv/
    RIP Kodachrome

  2. #2
    richard ide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Markham, Ontario
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,216
    You could draw your grid on the matte side of the glass with a permanent marker which would be protected from rubbing off. If you wanted to remove it; swab with alcohol or other solvent. There are other possibilities using paint or lacquer but would be more difficult to do a neat job.
    Richard

    Why are there no speaker jacks on a stereo camera?

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Dedham, Ma, USA
    Shooter
    Med. Format Pan
    Posts
    625
    You can buy a pen in the office supply stores. It's designed to write on mylar prints, but it writes on anything, CD's, glass, etc. It looks like a fancy (reddish color) felt tip pen. The one I have is 20 years old and I'm sure they still sell something equivalent. It's permanent/doesn't rub off. Here's what is written on it: STABILO-OHPen196P SUPERFINE S, wasserfest permanent, Nach Gebrauch verschlieBen. Try saying that mouth full. It's the best permanent marker I ever had, writes black - the reason I still have it. I'm not sure if it can be removed, though, maybe with Acetone.
    Last edited by panastasia; 05-06-2009 at 12:17 AM. Click to view previous post history.

  4. #4
    BetterSense's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    North Carolina
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    2,880
    Rubbing alcohol takes Sharpie right off. I do it all the time on glassware in the lab (sometimes by accident too).

  5. #5
    E76
    E76 is offline
    E76's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Shooter
    Instant Films
    Posts
    375
    Images
    13
    PEC-12 is also really good at removing permanent marker (and paint from negative carriers).

  6. #6
    Whiteymorange's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Boston area
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,313
    Images
    26
    Since the ground side of the glass is protected from abrasion when the back is on the camera, why not just use a pencil? Graphite will work fine on ground glass and is easily redone.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    238
    I use a "dry erase" type sharpie on the ground side of my glass. Very easy to wipe off if needed.

  8. #8
    Ian Grant's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    West Midlands, UK, and Turkey
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    16,350
    Images
    148
    In the past I've used Chinagraph pencils, sharpening carefully first. I dug out my old De Vere monorail recently and the screen/lines I drew in 1976 are still like new.

    Ian

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    16,607
    Images
    9
    make a grid with your computer.
    print it out on a sheet of paper
    bring the paper to the copy-shop
    and copy the grid onto mylar clear-film
    cut it, and put it on your ground glass.


    it works, it is reversible and it costs almost nothing.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    39
    Satin Snow still has templates on line.
    http://www.satinsnowglass.com/html/downloads.html

    Allen

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin