Re: Plus X reversal

From: Jeff Kreines (email suppressed)
Date: Thu May 01 2008 - 13:20:40 PDT

On May 1, 2008, at 11:33 AM, Mark Toscano wrote:

> If someone really wanted a reversal workprint, why
> couldn't it just be printed to more plus-x?

In addition to the other problems, you can't use a safelight with it
-- unlike other print stocks.

I wonder if there's a process that can reverse B&W positive stock,
akin to the process used to make color slop prints from color
workprint (in 35mm) on Agfa print stocks. (Also called dirty dupes,
no longer needed in this age of video projection at mix houses.)

We could build a simple film recorder to go with our scanners for
making "reversal" prints -- you'd scan the original and "print" to
B&W or color positive stock. Might go well with our new desktop
scanners that we're building for schools... if anyone still needs
16mm prints.

Jeff "my partner does -- she still uses Steenbecks" Kreines

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