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Old 05-03-2009, 03:53 PM
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For folks in the UK:

http://www.bpdphotech.com/P_hand_printing.asp

Good prices I think.

That said, Peak Imaging do good work and I have used them for metallic paper prints and been very happy indeed with them.

That said, Ciba/Ilfochrome prints are special.
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Old 05-03-2009, 06:55 PM
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That said, Ciba/Ilfochrome prints are specia
They certainly are! I just hope that the paper and chemical are not discontinued soon!!!!!!
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Great find! I would love to try out their printing someday. Do they do it by digital printing or darkroom/enlarger? Ilfochrome can be used either way.

The only thing I'm concerned about, is that I would never send an original out and risk losing it. I'll have to practice duplicating slides. It could work if you do it right.
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I believe they are done by hand in the darkroom, not printed digitally.
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I believe they are done by hand in the darkroom, not printed digitally.
Any type of photographic paper can be printed either by traditional methods or digitally. Remember that by 'digital printing', I mean using a 'digital enlarger' such as the Lightjet. Think of a digital enlarger as basically being a digital projector of sorts, which projects a digital image (positive if using Ilfochrome, or negative for ordinary RA-4 paper) onto the paper to expose it. This is how most prints are made from digital files. Although you print with an inkjet at home, the prints you get from digital files at a store or lab are typically regular RA-4 prints.

Speaking of Ilfochrome, is there not at least a little bit of irony in the fact that, along with Kodachrome, it is one of the only truly archival color media around, yet like Kodachrome, it is doomed to extinction?

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Speaking of Ilfochrome, is there not at least a little bit of irony in the fact that, along with Kodachrome, it is one of the only truly archival color media around, yet like Kodachrome, it is doomed to extinction?
Yes both are true. I think that this project should have an Ilfochrome Project division . I personally have not had any Ilfochrome in my hands (yet ...I will soon!) but I have heard so many amazing things about it. I am going to have lots of prints made on it since I have found a place that is this cheap. One place that I was going to go with just closed..... If we all have some amazing prints made, maybe Ilfochrome will have a chance... I am suprised it is still around. There must be plenty of people using it. I wonder if Dan has had any made.
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There are still quite a few users of Ilfochrome. Perhaps the biggest and best known user is Chris Burkett who shoots 8 X 10 chromes and prints 20 X 24 Ilfochromes and often much larger. Seeing his prints in the live will tell you what can be done with Ilfochrome. He does masking using Tmax B&W film for contrast control on images that have high contrast.

Not so many 35 mm Kodachrome to Ilfochrome workers that I know of. Kodachrome is a tough original to generate an Ilfochrome from, due to the inherently high contrast of the original and high contrast of the print. But when done right I think nothing compares to it. I'm guessing that there are at least 100 active and semi-active Ilfochrome printers in the US today. Few enough so that the supplier (manufacturer) needs to charge an arm and a leg for the material to keep producing it.

BTW the chemistry is pretty noxious especially the bleach bath which contains sulfamic acid so before descending into the processing chemical inferno you need a well ventilated area.

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The suspense is killing me. How do they look from the lab you posted?
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Me too! The lab has a paper processer that all of the paper goes through, and they told me that when my photo and another were put through, they got all torn up. They have fixed the machine and if the Post Office is in a good working mood it should be on my wall on tuesday.
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Well,
better then your original getting messed up. Do you have a flat bed scanner? Can you scan it for us?

I have been meaning to send one in, but I am procrastinating.
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