microfilm printer - a notion

From: Adrian Tagmenveca (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Jun 09 2006 - 09:41:22 PDT

I'm sending this to the list instead of directly - just for the slim chance someone has an opinion on something so silly.
  I had a bright idea during a boring meeting today and I thought I'd share it... Using the microfilm duplicating machine, one could set up two short loops of identical or complimentary film in the duplicating machine and make a Diazo copy of the two loops falling in and out of phase with one another (due to the fact that the microfilm is moved through the machine with tension and not sprockets). Then one could run that Diazo copy through a telecine (also using tension - eliminating the sprocket problem) and have a video piece super cheaply (assuming one has access to a Diazo copier and a telecine for cheap or free). Diazo film is $16 for 1000 ft - so we're talking about making this work for a song. It's also very ugly stuff - so I'll have to figure out a way to incorporate that fact. I'll keep you informed if I'm dumb enough to try this.

  Freya <> wrote:
  I found one in the rubbish a while back and someone in
the list talked me into grabbing it and I'm really
glad that they did as the idea of one day making
prints on it is one of the things that keeps me going!

Have you come up with a solution to the lack of
sprockets yet? Or does your printer work with micro
film with sprockets? I think there was such stuff
made, but of course I could be wrong!



Richlands, VA.

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