Author: Mirko Böddecker

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First Impressions on Polywarmtone

We have made two more coatings in the meantime and are finetuning the paper´s layer package on the cascade. Paper from the first and second coating has been sent to selected master printers for their testing. We have received back images from Wolfgang Moersch and Lina Bessonova...

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Final Polywarmtone Layer Build up

In the meantime we made several coatings of Polywarmtone II with real emulsions. The last one was May 23rd together with the wonderfull darkroom embassador Lina Bessonova from Florence. The paper is stable sofar and soon the first samples can be send out to selected beta...

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ADOX CAPTURA DUST BINDING TECHNOLOGY

https://youtu.be/_HfiHWjt99g   The NEW ADOX CAPTURA dust binding technology has been introduced with ADOX powder chemicals. The particle sizes are equalized by binding them with our new water soluble, biodegradable and non toxic CAPTURA-binder. CAPTURA will dissolve in water and simply "vanish" upon mixing. The new technolgy is a great...

Posted by Mirko Böddecker in Building a new photo factory 2017/18/19, NEWS

Progress in March and April

In March and April we did not keep our hands inside our pockets as well. The electricians brought us lights in the new chemical production and connected the new machines. Because of increasing difficulties in finding plumbers we had to connect the wastewater pipes by...

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ADOX HR-50 / SCALA 50 in the reversal process @ Studio13 / Stuttgart

Professional Lab Photo Studio 13 (www.photostudio13.de) has done very detailed tests of ADOX HR-50 / Scala 50 in their Scala BW reversal process during the last months. Result: The experts from Photo Studio 13 are really stoked, since the results of HR-50 in the Scala-Process...

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Polywarmtone Project 2009 – 2019

In the past 10 years we have made thousands of emulsions. We had to replace 50% of the ingredients and start over from scratch numerous times because of this. To give you an impression we opened one of the many archive boxes. Each single greyscale sample here...

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First Polywarmtone Testcoating with real emulsions

Today we made the first testcoating with real emulsions. The coating  went well. Now we need a few weeks to analyze the photographic properties. Edit 8.2.2019: The photographic properties are on target. We need to investigate some coating artefcts. The below testimage shows our Polywarmtone II...

Posted by Mirko Böddecker in Building a new photo factory 2017/18/19, NEWS

Setting up of the chemical production

Due to ongoing market consolidations on the side of chemical suppliers in recent years, we started a while ago to manufacture small lots of photochemistry entirely in our facilities. Medium sized batches were temporarily produced in our dispersion kettles in Switzerland. With the finishing of the...

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CHS 100 II Sheetfilm available again

In the summer we had successfully undertaken a first testrun with CHS 100 II sheetfilm emulsions. In the meantime the layer build up of the sheet films is by now stable on the cascade. 35mm and 120 films are more complex and we are still in the...