Masking Kit contains:
Two Registration pins (1/4" round
to fit standard paper hole punches).* Please note that the original
negative is NEVER punched or marred in any way when using
this system. These pins can be used to easily make your own
pin-registration carrier system with the instructions included
in the manual. The Precision
Pin-Registration Carrier Systems are also available
for photographers who want extreme accuracy, ease and efficiency
in mask-making and printing.
One sheet of 5.5" x 5.5" Kodak
Duratrans (or similar) diffusion material - the ideal textureless
diffusion material for use in making masks, printing, and "on
the scene" pre-exposure in the camera. This rather expensive
material is not easily available in small quantities elsewhere.
It is far superior to other kinds of diffusion sheets. Because
it is thin and flexible (a translucent film) it can be sandwiched
in between masks and or negatives while maintaining perfect
pin-registration (essential for some masks).
A book of complete instructions on various
techniques, including mask making and use. It includes articles
on the SCIM (shadow contrast increase mask), CRM (contrast reduction
mask), and HLM (highlight mask) by Dr. Dennis McNutt and Mark
Jilg, with complete instructions on making a pin-registration
negative carrier for your enlarger. Also includes detailed information
and instructions for making Unsharp Masks. Dodge Masks, Fog
Masks and Special Contrast Increase Masks by Lynn Radeka are
also discussed in detail, with step-by-step instructions, diagrams
and illustrations for making and using each type of mask. Comparison
illustrations give the reader a good example of how each mask
affects the print.
The new expanded Contrast Masking
Kit now includes chapters on Inkjet
Dodge Masking (use your computer to produce ultimate
dodge masks), Combination Toning, Small and Large Format Masking,
Paper Plane Masking (ideal for small format negatives) and more
charts and updated diagrams.
Inkjet reproductions of photographs on
a separate "insert" page showing the various stages
Instructions and formulas on procedures
that Lynn Radeka employs the most, including his highlight "brightener"
bleach formula, Ansco 120 print developer, and SLIMT contraction
development of the negative for high quality results.
Darkroom printing records for documenting
printing manipulations, including dodging and burning with masks,
etc. These record sheets may be Xeroxed or copied by the user.
Discount voucher worth $50 off the purchase
price of any Radeka original print off of this internet site.
A CD with screensaver, slideshow and
desktop images in color and Black and White. Also includes
a new section of informative interactive masking examples
and Inkjet Dodge Mask Photoshop actions (with reference color
file) for automatically generating inkjet dodge masks optimized
for shadow or highlight control - especially beneficial when
using variable contrast printing papers!
Note: These pins are not included if the Contrast Masking
Kit is purchased as part of the "Complete" Precision
pin-registration carrier system. The carrier system already
includes pins attached to the glass carrier.