Monday, June 25, 2012

Soundwave Research files patent applications on improved photographic processes

In preparation for funding and commercialization, we have or are prepared to apply for patents regarding improvements to instant photographic articles, and also a new direct positive system. While simply applying for a patent does not automatically mean it will be granted, there is a good likelihood that one or more patents will issue. Even though this has been run as an open source project, it is incumbent on us to properly file when new, useful and non-obvious discoveries are made, as investors expect it and sometimes require that intellectual property be protected. A number of discoveries have been made, departing greatly from what was, long ago, the starting point of T55, and could become quite valuable, as old T55 is too complex, requires expensive tooling, and an elaborate supply chain.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Comment spam

If your comment hasn't been published, it's probably because the comment spam filter rejected it. That happens when we have a flood of spam comments. I won't turn off comments, yet, but I might have to again like I did before. After a while the spammers see everything they try to post bounce and go away, at least for a couple of months.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Adjusting the spread of 8 x 10 P/N

As you can see, an incomplete spread from this test photograph, scanned from the 8x10 negative.  Because we peeled it from the positive at about 90 seconds, we get the familiar edge effects we saw in New55 4X5.  But this is so much larger. Click on the link below to see many details.

Click here to see this large file.

There are other photographs of this quality and type in 4x5 in the slide show, button to the right. If you are signed in to Flickr you can also see the otherwise restricted content, too.

It is late Friday afternoon, Summer, and maybe time to go fishing.

Similar shot but with a different film shows a more complete spread