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Forum: Auctions of Interest 13th January 2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,928
Posted By Martin Reed
The only possible answer has to be they were...

The only possible answer has to be they were added to provide a clue to the dimensions of the machine & that was all the vendor had to hand! A house brick might have been better.

My guess is...
Forum: News and Announcements 20th May 2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,613
Posted By Martin Reed
One of the strange things, for me at least, is...

One of the strange things, for me at least, is seeing a category 'Colour Film' & getting an instant journey into orange Agfa land. I know Ilford have bought in colour film before, but at least it was...
Forum: Photography in general 18th May 2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,224
Posted By Martin Reed
Thanks, I just threw a load of messages out so...

Thanks, I just threw a load of messages out so the in-box should be OK now.

John Blishen were starting to wind up at the same time I got Silverprint going, so there wasn't much overlap. I do...
Forum: Photography in general 16th May 2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,224
Posted By Martin Reed
There was also Opaline sold by John Blishen again...

There was also Opaline sold by John Blishen again a Grade 3 emulsion on a translucent base designed for back lighting. Because the base was impervious to water it was ideal for the etch bleach...
Forum: Equipment miscellaneous 14th May 2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,002
Posted By Martin Reed
You could give Process Supplies a try. At...

You could give Process Supplies a try. At Silverprint I established a regular supply of an archival conservation board cut into photo sizes 12x16" : 16x20" : 20x24".

The current incarnation of...
Forum: Photography in general 14th May 2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,224
Posted By Martin Reed
I was given a written history of Kentmere quite a...

I was given a written history of Kentmere quite a few years ago, written by one of the elders of the Barker family - the uncle of John Barker who was managing director of Kentmere until the...
Forum: Colour film 13th May 2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,646
Posted By Martin Reed
Late entry here... a photo lab that I worked at...

Late entry here... a photo lab that I worked at in 1975 in Central London had a standard technique for copying colour film - into the enlarger with it, whatever the film format (enlarger was an 8x10"...
Forum: Print Finishing 14th September 2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,988
Posted By Martin Reed
If you need a substantial quantity of that 300gsm...

If you need a substantial quantity of that 300gsm blotter maybe go to Purcell Paper in Brixton for it, as that's the source. However Purcell only sell mill-packs, it will be cheaper but it's bulk...
Forum: Monochrome Film 13th September 2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,657
Posted By Martin Reed
Late Reply

Sorry to have missed this one… after 6 months you'll either have perfected the process or given up in disgust.

Anyway, making dry plates with that Fotospeed emulsion should work, but with the...
Forum: News and Announcements 27th June 2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,003
Posted By Martin Reed
Unfortunately the Euro is the international...

Unfortunately the Euro is the international trading currency in the Czech Republic. At a tourist level it's the Koruna, but my purchases of Foma material from the factory have always been made in...
Forum: News and Announcements 26th June 2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,267
Posted By Martin Reed
Thanks for the plug Barry, there are more...

Thanks for the plug Barry, there are more Retropan snaps here, link to the Darkside site;

https://darkside.photography/technical-basement/retropan-320-searching-for-dr-dee/


It's a strange...
Forum: News and Announcements 26th June 2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,003
Posted By Martin Reed
Parallax Photographic ~ New Dealer

When Silverprint pulled out of London in February 2016 it left something of a gap for film & paper sales south of the Thames, pleased to announce a new dealer is in the process of launching, called...
Forum: Photography in general 26th June 2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,678
Posted By Martin Reed
Not many people remember Bert set up a darkroom,...

Not many people remember Bert set up a darkroom, Grove Hardy, in the 1950's. Gerry Grove, the printer he set it up with died in the 1970's, but it carried on & Bert ran it until he died in 1995....
Forum: News and Announcements 26th June 2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,267
Posted By Martin Reed
Hi David, I expect you mean the website; ...

Hi David,

I expect you mean the website;

https://darkside.photography

At the moment I'm still working on it, so although there's some stuff which is OK to view it's still sort of under...
Forum: News and Announcements 24th February 2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,059
Posted By Martin Reed
Process Supplies are completely committed to...

Process Supplies are completely committed to keeping their London (Clerkenwell) shop going, & as a few people have mentioned, they can hardly fail to pick up extra business as a result of the closure...
Forum: News and Announcements 18th February 2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,059
Posted By Martin Reed
Thanks for the comments. Suppliers, particularly...

Thanks for the comments. Suppliers, particularly photographic, have gone through great changes in the last 30 years. In the early 80's the market was so relatively large that manufacturers could...
Forum: News and Announcements 28th October 2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,267
Posted By Martin Reed
Nothing directly connected with the lab, It's...

Nothing directly connected with the lab, It's just I seem to have acquired the company name after the lab relinquished it & it became available! Pure coincidence.

I didn't realise when I used the...
Forum: News and Announcements 27th October 2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,267
Posted By Martin Reed
Thanks very much, Barry. Will get me out of bed...

Thanks very much, Barry. Will get me out of bed in the morning!
Forum: Colour film 23rd October 2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,911
Posted By Martin Reed
Toffee-Color Actually Works!

After a problem with the Hazelnut Toffee switched to the Cocoanut Cream (more blue) & those 3 out of the Quality St selection, when used as filters gave this result.

The muted colour is...
Forum: Chemical formulae 23rd October 2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,708
Posted By Martin Reed
Yes, 100g to 1 litre, it's not going to need to...

Yes, 100g to 1 litre, it's not going to need to be very accurate.

I was looking up Kodak toners just now, the T8 was sold as Kodak Brown Toner, might conceivably still be available. Kodak used to...
Forum: Chemical formulae 22nd October 2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,708
Posted By Martin Reed
Brown toning would certainly stain if the prints...

Brown toning would certainly stain if the prints weren't well washed well, but properly washed there shouldn't be any problem.

There is a bit of a tendency to over-tone, as the process carries on...
Forum: Colour film 21st October 2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,911
Posted By Martin Reed
A new invention, CHOCO-COLOR! Save on filter...

A new invention, CHOCO-COLOR! Save on filter costs while working your way through a tin of Quality Street. A bit more R&D required, this wasn't onto film, just did 3 (d*gital) shots onto my phone,...
Forum: New products and offers 20th October 2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,896
Posted By Martin Reed
The Retropan 35mm 135-36 cassettes arrived today!...

The Retropan 35mm 135-36 cassettes arrived today! Should be on Process Supplies site tomorrow, but might take a while filtering into other dealers. It's such a rare event having a new film out these...
Forum: Chemical formulae 20th October 2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,708
Posted By Martin Reed
Yes, that's the stuff alright. It's usually sold...

Yes, that's the stuff alright. It's usually sold for distressing metal & other hardware applications so you need to go outside photographic retail channels to find it. It's never a pure chemical...
Forum: Colour film 20th October 2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,911
Posted By Martin Reed
Ag Magazine Tricolour

Have attached a PDF reprint of an article by William Curwen who's worked extensively with tricolour photography, and written a scholarly overview of the technique. I missed it when it was first out! ...
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