Thanks, IC (and others)
Originally Posted by ic-racer
To be clear, the issue is not the printing paper moving on the easel, it is the negative (in this case a paper negative) squirreling around on top of the sandwich when I try to set the glass. In general, I'm not out that much, but when you are trying for that "perfect" contact print, any misalignment is too much. I think, in additon to a healthy felt/foam backing, I'll be trying a variation of the tape technique soon. For now, I think I'll skip the "wet paper" tecnique.
This may all be academic in a week or so... I'm checking out a 4x5 Besseler in the next few days. It may find its way to my studio.
Still... there is something to be said for those sexy 4x5 contacts I've been working on.
Tom, on Point Pelee, Canada
Ansel Adams had the Zone System... I'm working on the points
system. First I points it here, and then I points it there...
Try a glue stick. Use a dab on the corners of the neg & align on the paper. I think 3M has something like they use on th PostIt sticky note.
the other thing you can do is flatten your paper negative under
something/s that are heavy ... books, sheets of glass &C .. or
if you have a drymount press that is good too
then you just put your flat paper on the unexposed paper
and have no problems at all ...
some people use rc paper for paper negatives
i wonder if they have this trouble too ...
i wouldn't use glue stick or tape ...
it seems like something that had the potential to cause trouble