Whether you're making cyanotypes, sun prints, or other alternative processes that use a contact printing frame, the 8 x 10" Select Contact Print Frame from Photographers' Formulary is an ideal choice to make your personalized work. The frame is made of a solid 2" ash wood with a felt-lined 1/2" plywood that is hinged, so it can be easily removed from the frame. By placing the material against the museum-grade glass, positioning the felt-lined backing, and closing it with the swing arm locking mechanism, it keeps the print completely flat for exposure to light. To ensure complete exposure of the material, the glass is one inch larger all around than the print.
- Solid 2" Ash Wood Frame
- Swing Arm Locking Mechanism
- Window is 1" Larger than Print
- Museum-Grade Glass
Photographers' Formulary 07-2030 Overview
Photographers' Formulary 07-2030 Specs
8 x 10" / 20.3 x 25.4 cm
|Image Area Size|
9 x 11" / 22.9 x 27.9 cm
|Material of Construction|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)|
16.5 x 14.5 x 4.5"
Photographers' Formulary 07-2030 Reviews
Photographers' Formulary Select Contact Print Frame (8 x 10
excellent quality. i think this will last multiple generations, something i can hand down to my grandchildren
Great quality but does not fit my needs
The glass and the seal on this beautifully made contact print frame is excellent quality. Unfortunately, I probably won't be able to use this except for the first print I make in my gum bichromate process. The problem is that I position a negative (3 colors, 3 times) on the paper. The first pass doesn't require me to line anything up. However, I need to see the negatives on the paper face up to ensure the second two exposures line up with the first one. This frame is created to work face down so I cannot see anything until it is in the press. Even if I only lock in one side, I can't maneuver the negative because it is firmly in place. Needless to say, I am disappointed that I spend almost $100 and can't really use the product.
I haven't used this contact printing frame yet, but it's a low tech item and should work just fine. The frame itself is sturdy and nicely built; Photographer's Formulary is a no-nonsense, capable outfit. No reason it shouldn't perform well and last many years. My only caveat with this type of printer is Newton rings. This happens when the glass from the frame and the negative are in direct contact. The frame assures the negative will have firm contact with the printing paper, a must for contact prints. As long as the glass pane of the frame doesn't make Newtonian contact with the negative, it should work out OK. Time will tell.
Really sturdy and much thicker than I originally anticipated--it's a good thing for my uses, but if you have a low clearance under a UV box, you might want to measure it first before ordering. Obviously well made, and pleasant to use.
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