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Iíve been given a large roll (300 ft long and 12 inches wide) of Kodak Professional Linagraph Direct Print paper Type 2022 by someone having a clear out.
It is in a sealed box and cost over £400 when it was bought Ė itís never been opened and is still inside the thick black bag.
Apparently it has specialised use in the laser industry but on some of the internet forums they are using it to print ďartyĒ images and portraits Ė links and text below.
Rangefinder forum Kodak Direct Print Paper
I know I'm digging up an old thread, but I just came across some of this paper myself. My safelight fogged it in a few seconds, so I had to do all my testing in darkness(fun). It's very fast. I have prints exposed for 4 seconds at f/11 that turn black if I leave them in the dev for more than 40 seconds or so. I was able to get useable results by snatching them from the dev after about 25 seconds the throwing them in the stop. I may experiment more tonight.
Here are some scans of two 8x10s I made. Kinda cool if you ask me.
Image 1 - Arty Portrait 1
Image 2 - Arty Portrait 2
The emulsion is really delicate when wet. The white marks are from me/things touching it. They seem stable now that they're dry though.
Linagraph paper is a heat sensitive paper used in high speed thermal printers. Both of which are obsolete, however it is also used by the laser industry for burn paper.
Is the stuff you have pink before the light gets to it too long? and then turn an off white on the emulsion side?
I do not have the facilities or the knowledge to use this direct print paper and see what happens.
Would it be of any use to anyone on here to experiment with and see what results you can get?
I can arrange to meet somewhere in Hampshire as required.
If anyone is interested - please just ask - it seems a shame to bin it if anyone wants to experiment a bit.
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