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  • Brian Molanphy
    tim and others, what are your post-exposure (2nd exposure) times? does they vary like the first exposure times? brian
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 17, 2001
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      tim and others,

      what are your post-exposure (2nd exposure) times? does they vary like the
      first exposure times?

      brian

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      > From: lunalux
      > Reply To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2001 8:37 PM
      > To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: exposure times
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      > To put it simply, when I expose "normal" negatives, say a short poem for
      > a broadside in, lets say, Goudy 18pt with 36pt title for example, my
      > main (normal) exposure might be 2 minutes. If I'm exposing a business
      > card with Centaur in 8pt and fine serifs or fine lines standing alone, I
      > often double my normal exposure time of 2 minutes to 4-6 minutes, the
      > more the better sometimes to get the strength in shoulder of the plate
      > for both washing out and printing. Conversly, if I am exposing a large
      > solid with fine non-printing lines, my exposure lessens to 45 sec to 1.5
      > minutes depending. The less the chance for counters to fill in but the
      > large surface area of the solid solves my physical strength of the plate
      > problem.
      > So - normal is "x" fine lines, serifs and small type, etc 2X or more;
      > large solids with small counters: 1/2x.
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      > cheers - Tim Gartman - Lunalux - Minneapolis
      > www.lunalux.com
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