Thursday, July 21, 2016
Now that we have your attention on receiver sheets, notice how good and smooth the coverage is and how much better the tonal scale is. It is an achievement.
It find it hard to believe that this very obscure but critical chemical process, which was so costly to develop and learn how to make, is finally something we have firmly in hand, and am amazed when the photograph is peeled. It is unique in all the world; We are the only company on earth who manufacture instant peelapart films, and it is now becoming apparent that we need to expand to color and other formats, too. I would expect we can use this in an instant 8x10 system, but we'd have to make a wider coating machine. You can see the scanned negatives of these photographs on flickr at this link.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
|Prepared for brazing out on the loading dock|
Additions are the extra filling port seen being prepared for silver brazing and the rather scorched looking aftermath. This is normal.
A special rotary feedthrough goes on the top and gets connected to a powerful motor, as the color reagent is thick and requires a lot of mixing.
New55 has to do a lot of its own machine building and some of it is improvised. These make good starting points and allow us to make valid predictions about cost and yield if and when high speed production machinery is ever available to us.
|The rotary seal is upside down and has four|
separate pressure and vacuum ports
|You can buy beer making equipment that looks|
like this and then drill holes and braze on more
fittings if you have the tools.
Sunday, July 17, 2016
For no real reason, an Aero Ektar with a yellow dot sells for more than one with no dot.
Here is a drilled, counterfeit dot! Not only is the Testors yellow paint slopped over the edge unlike a real dot, but the depression is incorrectly shaped and poorly centered. A genuine dot is flat, perfectly centered, and shows shallow grooves of the ring engraving tool.
You've been warned.
Friday, July 15, 2016
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
New55 FILM announced today that it has completed final batches of all components and rewards for its New55 PN FILM Kickstarter project. Over 21,000 assemblies for Kickstarter and another 15,000 units for general sale have moved or are moving through final stages of fulfillment through the various channels worldwide.
New55 PN is a new, black and white instant 4x5 sheet film that provides a 4x5 negative and also a positive print. New55 PN went into production in June of 2015, and today is in limited production subject to the scaling of the manufacturing process.
Price adjustment reflects scaling economics
A price adjustment reflecting the improved economics of manufacturing at this important milestone has been made and additional product supplied to New55's online web store HERE.
Concurrent with the announcement has been the rollout of machine-coated receiver sheets that visibly improve the smoothness and consistency of the positive peelaway print over the previously hand-coated product.
For more information about New55 FILM and its other products - Atomic-X sheet film, R5 Monobath Developer, 1SHOT ready-loaded sheet films, and new products for large format film photography without a darkroom, visit New55.net
Saturday, April 2, 2016
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|Spending and Income Report from January 1 to December 31, 2015|
Demand Note Posted on January 6, 2016