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Posted on Thu, 17 Jun 2004 at 17:00



Hi,
Another quick question.

I've want to try printing some larger designs but I am limited to an 8.5x11 film. (I am using OfficeMax's transparency film which works pretty good).

If I tape two films together will the seem/overlap effect screen exposure? Can I compensate for any potential overlap problems with more or less exposure time?

Alex

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Anonymous says: Yes, you can and it won't cause a problem if done right. I have done it for years. It's called "Tileing". God Bless You Don posted on: Sat, 06/19/2004 - 11:59am
Anonymous says: Hi Don. I forgot to ask one question. Are you cutting your films so that positive areas are flush with each other. Or do your films slightly overlap? I had success with one 11x17 design printed one 2 ...

Hi Don.
I forgot to ask one question.

Are you cutting your films so that positive areas are flush with each other. Or do your films slightly overlap?

I had success with one 11x17 design printed one 2 8.5x11 transparencies. I cropped my film edges so that the images fit flush together. But there was a slight problem regarding the edges of the film/tranparency casting a small shadow on the emulsion. The cast shadow created a very thin line on the emulsion.

My real question is, can thin linear detail be remobed with extra time during the exposure process?

Alex

posted on: Mon, 06/28/2004 - 12:48pm
Anonymous says: I've spliced film positives hundreds of times. Try to make your splices in the least busy area possible. Opaque out on clear tape any splices over black areas. Sufficient exposure should burn through ...

I've spliced film positives hundreds of times. Try to make your splices in the least busy area possible. Opaque out on clear tape any splices over black areas.
Sufficient exposure should burn through these taped splices, but there is always block out for any pesky lines.

posted on: Wed, 06/30/2004 - 12:25am

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