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    Looking for a better contact printing frame

    I have a Zone VI 8x10 contact printing frame and it works fine, but it would be great to find a frame without a lip. I am looking for any suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenmeyersphoto
    I have a Zone VI 8x10 contact printing frame and it works fine, but it would be great to find a frame without a lip. I am looking for any suggestions.

    Thanks,

    Ken
    I have a frame from David Kennedy and it's phenomenal! He has a website, but it's bookmarked on a different computer than the one I'm on. A search on his name and contact frame would bring it up. He makes his own so if there's specific specification you want he can probably accomodate them.
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    Hi Jeremy,

    Does it have a lip or not?

    Ken

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    I'm not too sure what you mean by a "lip"

    I understand it's some sort of groove, but where at? I can upload some photos of my frame tomorrow if that helps.
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    When you are looking at frame from the bottom and you are placing your negative in the frame, my present holder has a "lip" that is about an 1/8th of an inch inside the area where the negative sits. You have to be extra careful in seating the negative and the paper or you loose a small part of your image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenmeyersphoto
    When you are looking at frame from the bottom and you are placing your negative in the frame, my present holder has a "lip" that is about an 1/8th of an inch inside the area where the negative sits. You have to be extra careful in seating the negative and the paper or you loose a small part of your image.
    A solution to this is to use a size up, I use a 14x11 frame for 10x8. I also think that the ones sold by Bostick and Sullivan are "oversize" so that you dont have this problem, i.e. 10 x8 is really 11x9.
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    Doug Kennedy makes some very nice contact frames. I have two, an 8x10 and an 11x14 and definitely would recommend them. Doug has some information at http://e.neilsen.home.att.net/dougkennedy.htm#Doug, although I'm not sure how up-to-date it is.



 

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