From: 40 Frames (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Feb 06 2008 - 18:43:41 PST
In my experience, the C printers seem to develope some play over time due to
age of machine parts and
perhaps mis-threading by the operator.
I stopped having prints (even work prints) made on a C printer anymore
because of my experience
with swimming prints. I request everything be printed on the lab's panel
printer which generally
gets more attention and can run at slower speeds.
I have assumed that my experience with the C printer was partly due to
neglect, but wondered if
anyone else had thoughts they care to share about the matter? Design flaw of
ment sprockets can be machined to spec and fix the problem?
Keep in mind, I shoot mostly lock off shots, so printer steadiness is
critical. If one is doing hand-process
or hand-handle or image making that does not require the upmost steadiness
of the printed image than
the model C would be a perfectly good printer to use.
On 2/6/08, Pip Chodorov <email suppressed> wrote:
> Dear filmmakers,
> When Lablink went out of business I saved one of their best contact
> printers from destruction. It is a Bell & Howell C-printer with tape
> reader; I have pictures. It was intended to be shipped up to Toronto
> for a university. After several misguided attempts to have it
> trucked, they have decided not to take it after all. So there it sits
> on an empty floor in West 45th street, waiting to be adopted or
> junked. If anybody wants it, they can go pick it up, or pay for a
> shipping company. It is all wrapped and ready to go. If noone makes a
> move it will surely be dumped soon.
> Please contact me off list for further details.
> Pip Chodorov
> pip @ re-voir . com
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
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