Re: request for assistance
- --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "Susan MAKOV" <smakov@...> wrote:
>Sure. All my old suppliers have gone out of business, and manufacturers have been eliminating materials steadily. But at the moment I am using Pressline HD film (from Kelly paper) and long-life sigle-solution HD developer, with good results by tray development. It is not quite as good as hybrid film, which was a huge improvement over lith film and AB developer, but much better than RA film, which is not dense enough to use with photopolymer unless it is machine-processed.
> I wondered if anyone was having problems obtaining high contrast film and developer these days.
For really fine line work or tricky copy, I will shoot a thin neg for detail, then do a contact dupe for density.
--Eric Holub, SF
- Badger Graphics has been a supplier to small newspapers and printers for many years, and still lists lith film and developers in their catalog: http://www.badgergraphic.com/17ed.pdf . Badger also lists some basic letterpress supplies as well.
I used to purchase film from Freestyle Sales in Los Angeles, but in a quick look at their website offerings, I don't see lith film, but they do have A&B Lith developer listed. Perhaps they have the film also, but I just didn't see it.
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "Susan MAKOV" <smakov@...> wrote:
> I wondered if anyone was having problems obtaining high contrast film and developer these days. I was trained to work with these materials, but have not used them in at least 6 years. Yes bypassing scanning and going from film would be helpful for images. Would type be fine as contacts from digital print-outs on digital film? How would an image requiring type work with old analog film/and developer without the use of a copy camera?
> Susan Makov
> Green Cat Press