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    Default vellum vs. clear transparencies?

    So what's better? I'm sure it's all about the artist and user, but I wanted some input on pros and cons with vellum and with clear transparencies. Also, is it obvious to assume that if I'm burning with vellum that I would need a longer burn time or stronger light?

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    They both work. It's not about the artist. It's about the artists budget.

    Clear films with an opaque black burn quicker and wash out easier but they cost more...generally.

    Vellum will work but you really have to get your exposure time's down...and hopefully have a really good exposure unit.

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    well, I'm currently building my exposure box, but in the meantime I have this old kit that includes a 1,250 watt bulb inside a 10" aluminum fixture. I also have access to laser printers that print up to 11X17 but my Canon 9900 inkjet prints 13X19. You're right about the cost thing. I only have a few bucks and this pimento loaf sandwich to my name.

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    the Silver scribbles I printed on my last poster were done on tracing paper with one of those pentel fat black graffiti markers. I just let it sit 30 seconds longer in my exposure unit and viola perfect screen. Nothing was lost, at least I don't think so, it was scribbles.

    -D

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    richie called it.

    i use vellum cuz i'm poor
    butt
    i also get a nice clean solid black image. with films i never get a solid opaque black image its always kinda blue and transparent ... i also dont use RIP or anything like that just scan into photoshop and print it out on my printer

    and i suck at computers

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    i print my film on an epson 1280 and it doesnt cost all that much

    i think i spend like 40 bucks for 50 13x19 sheets of film.

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    how much do real films cost for 18x24 or so?
    does anybody even use those anymore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dace
    how much do real films cost for 18x24 or so?
    does anybody even use those anymore?
    Yea, I use em
    They ain't cheap tho(like $40-50)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MURPHY
    Quote Originally Posted by dace
    how much do real films cost for 18x24 or so?
    does anybody even use those anymore?
    Yea, I use em
    They ain't cheap tho(like $40-50)
    old man.

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