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    Default Crosshair Fort #3 print process

    This art print has been in the works for a long time.
    It will be a ten color print.

    Here's a table o' films...


    ...and a hunk of red hot iron.


    more soon.
    Crosshair pushing here until its limit the bringing together.

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    "Every single Crosshair poster I've ever seen is almost exactly the same. Do these guys even have a bit of creativity in them? I mean, come one - shitty old building pics photoshopped with text over them. Pretty pathetic to say the least."

    "it just seems like so little effort is put into creating this? am i missing something?"

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    awesome, but where's the picture of you taking the original photograph or the original photo?

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    why spoil the fun right up front?
    most of the time we never fish!

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    Funny you should mention the original photo...
    Nowadays I work entirely from digital photography, but the shot I'm using for this print is 7 years old.
    It was taken with my old Pentax, on really grainy high ISO film. It made it a royal bitch to separate, because there was a load of color noise in the original, and all the edges were fairly soft. So the textures in this one will be really organic and different from most of my prints. I like the effect a lot but I'll be sticking with the DSLR.

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    I am crazy excited for a Dan Crosshair process!!

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    First color - light blue






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    Check out these cool little clip-on ink containment floodbar wings I got from M&R.
    I didn't like winged floodbars because I couldn't change the angle...but these are spring loaded and hinged so they work at any flood angle, on a standard floodbar.
    Thanks to Nick of The Half & Half for the recommendation.

    (pic is taken from behind, at the top of the flood)


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    i hated those spring loaded wings.

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    you are the man with the golden wings

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    I didn't take any pics while printing color 2 (very light blue with lots of transparency, for overprint) because everything was going wrong and I was too busy putting out fires. But here it is on the rack.
    Listening: Amon Duul, MX-80 Sound



    Both of the sky blues have a lot of purple in them. I find with light blues that the more white ink you use, the greener things look, especially in natural light.
    color 2 has as much magenta in it as it has RS blue, and yet in natural light it still has a greenish cast. Weird.

    Color 2 smooths out the sky, giving me 4 tones out of two inks (paper white, blue 2, blue 2 over blue 1, blue 1.)
    It also prints solid under the foreground, except for a few highlights. I did this to get as much ink down as possible early on, minimizing distortion later on when registration really starts to matter.

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