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Old 10th October 2010, 03:40 PM
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I need to buy a frame for making contact sheets.
I've seen quite a few but don't know which is best, or easiest!

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Old 10th October 2010, 04:09 PM
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Laura, I would look for one of the frames from Paterson, they do ones for 35mm, 120 or the one I like to use, the Universal.
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Old 10th October 2010, 04:17 PM
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Laura, I go along with Trevor, the ones from paterson are probably the best available and certainly very easy to use, or you can do what some do and use a sheet of clean plain glass to hold the negatives, it works, but the Paterson is better,Richard
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I'm one of those who just use a sheet of plain glass on top of "print through" neg files. For me it's the best. I find the frames too fiddly especially if I have a larger quantity to contact print.
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Old 10th October 2010, 05:14 PM
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You can covert any Paterson contact printer to the universal type with a stanly blade, just cut all the internal lines off and remove. It's what I did to my 35mm frame to print 120.

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I prefer to just use a sheet of glass. round off the edges of a window pane with some sand paper and tape around the edges. Best proof sheet contact printer I've ever had, and I've used 'em all.
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The paterson with the plastic lines allows you to contact a complete 36exposure film on one sheet of 10" X 8", which you can't do with just a plain sheet of glass.
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For contact sheets anything Will do the Job, if you're thinking about to start to print with pop or alt processes then a split back one is the way to go.
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The paterson with the plastic lines allows you to contact a complete 36exposure film on one sheet of 10" X 8", which you can't do with just a plain sheet of glass.
How does it manage that?
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Another vote for the Paterson's. I have the 35mmm & 120 versions. Easy to use, just slot the bottom edge of the neg strip into each row of the mask. Easy peasy.
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