Re: [Frameworks] kodaliths in new york, toronto, or montreal?

From: Ed Inman <>
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2011 10:24:57 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
Kodak hasn't made branded "Kodalith" for years but generic ortho lith camera films for use with traditional A&B developer are still available from sources like and you have a closet that can be converted into something resembling a darkroom you can print your titles on any relatively thin, translucent paper then contact print them under glass directly onto the film. Use a red safelight and develop, stop, and fix like any conventional b/w material. Not really that difficult.

Another alternative more common today are "Imagesetter" negatives, produced direct from computer files--larger quality printing companies should be direct you to a local source.


-----Original Message-----
From: Amanda Christie
Sent: Apr 8, 2011 10:11 AM
To: Experimental Film Discussion List
Subject: Re: [Frameworks] kodaliths in new york, toronto, or montreal?

Apparently Kodak doesn't make them so there are no more "kodaliths" per se... but Fuji still makes large high contrast sheet film... often used for silkscreen printing.

I found a place in Toronto... has anyone used these guys and have feedback?

Duff Graphics in Toronto:  905-760-1999
an 11x17 costs $25

you send them a vector file, they print it out on paper, then
they shoot with a camera using high con Fuji film
and they process the film photographically in chemistry
they can print lith film up to 61" x 144"

On 8-Apr-11, at 12:03 PM, 40 Frames wrote:

We had our titles made by Rock Ross, who uses Dolphin Graphics in SF to print the lithos. You might
try contacting them to see what they use.

My understanding is Kodaliths are gone?


On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 7:15 AM, Amanda Christie <> wrote:
Hello Frameworkers,

I'm still on the hunt for actual kodaliths... I'm sure someone must
still print them in New York, Montreal, or Toronto.  Does anyone have
any leads?

If not... can anyone recommend substitutes?  The black transparencies
made for silkscreen printing?  I used transparencies made at a copy
shop last time and it was no good... My film (the one with the car
crash and wild animals in the cold cold winter) is done... but the
credits are fucked and I need to reshoot... I really want to reshoot
properly this time... just because re-neg-cutting and reprinting a 10
minute 35mm film with sound is pricey... so I don't want to take any
unnecessary risks or experiments this time.

Thanks so much!

Amanda Dawn Christie

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