Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Too much goop or not enough seal

Fine tuning amounts and how we put things together have unexpected results, witness this diptych by Nafis Azad, who wrestles with 20x24 camera by day, and even has his own 30x30 camera. The miniature format of mere 4x5 is no problem to Nafis.

A happy accident as some of the reagent pulled away from the face, or is there some visual intelligence within the DTR process itself?

We need to get some tools to seal the pods so they travel well. Right now the pods do open on their own too easily, but that could be corrected with a new heating and sealing tool. The many successful New55 FILM examples to date have all been hand-assembled by Jack Willard, so we know we are close to a good design, but once we scale up, (assuming we do) we will have to have some custom built machinery.

4 comments:

Jack Willard said...

Sometimes, the goop decides.

Bob Crowley said...

Mind the Goop!

Anonymous said...

If the goop doesn't get you the gap surely will...

Anonymous said...

Thank you, JR