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For platinum-palladium contacts, it’s essential to ensure the regularity, quality and longevity of prints...   For platinum-palladium contacts, it’s essential to guarantee the regularity, quality and longevity of prints thanks to the purchase of reliable consumables on the one hand and to the use of adapted tools on the other.

The choice of paper, the preparation of chemicals at the laboratory, the constancy of the paper’s drying and humidification, the precision of the contact between the negative transparency and the paper during UV exposure and the quality of the washing are all factors that contribute to the production of exceptional prints.

 
Papier
Hahnemühle Platinum Rag paper
  Chimie platine-palladium
Platinum-palladium chemicals
  Bacs, laveuse plan-films, laveuses à bulle d'air 30x40 et 40x50 cm
Trays, sheet film washer, 30x40, 40x50 and 50x70cm water pressure washer
 
Chambre de séchage
Drying chamber
  Chambre d'humidification
Humidification chamber
  Insoleuse UV à vide d'air
Vacuum UV exposure unit
 
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Large format
 
Large format contact prints can be made in our fully-equipped workshop.   The workshop is equipped with an exposure unit and with processing material that allow contact prints of up to 1.10m in width and 2.10m in length.

The contact of the inkjet negative transparency with the paper is created by the vacuum of the exposure unit. This procedure guarantees an optimal sharpness of the image, regardless the type of paper. The prints are developed in a rocking tray that keeps the processing homogeneous and improves the quality of the successive washings.
 
Châssis d’insolation à vide d’air et système d’insolation ultraviolet

Vacuum exposure unit and UV exposure unit

  Bac-évier à bascule Deville 130x210 cm

Deville in-sink tray rocking system, 130x210cm

 
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Inkjet printing
Likewise, in order to maintain regularity and precision, the outputs of the three 24’ and 31’ Eizo screens are regularly calibrated and the paper-printer pairing frequently adjusted.   Likewise, in order to maintain regularity and precision, the outputs of the three 24’ and 31’ Eizo screens are regularly calibrated and the paper-printer pairing frequently adjusted.

An Epson/Piezography® large format printer is specifically dedicated to neutral black and white printing on mat papers. Otherwise, a Canon 12-color large format printer is adapted for all papers: mat, satin and glossy.

     
Poste de travail CAO

CAD desktop

  Caractérisation papier-imprimante

Paper-printer characterization

 
Impresion NB Piezography sur papier kozo 20g

Black and white Piezography® printing on an Epson 44“ large format printer

  Impression couleur - Traceur Canon

Color printing on a Canon 44“ large format inkjet printer

     
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Finish
 
Once they have been dried and retouched, most platinum-palladium prints have to
be pressed and smoothed out. This
also applies for certain inkjet papers, especially the finest ones.
  Once they have been dried and retouched, most platinum-palladium prints have to be pressed and smoothed out. This also applies for certain inkjet papers, especially the finest ones.

The heated vacuum press allows to press prints of up to 90x120cm in size.

A guillotine cutter equipped with a digital display allows precise and perfect cuts when making portfolios of up to 43x43cm in size and 4cm thick.

 
Presse à̧ chaud 90x120 cm
Heated vacuum press, 90x120cm
  Massicot electrique pour la réalisation des portfolios
Electric paper cutter for the creation of portfolios
 
Laurent Lafolie - Atelier et laboratoire de photographie

12, rue Orbe
64270 Salies-de-Béarn - France


C +33 (0)6 32 22 51 11 - T +33 (0)5 59 38 99 60
email : lafolie.laurent@orange.fr
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