Just thought I'd post a quick follow-up to last nights printing. The printed transparency overlaid as a contact print did the trick. I had to bump exposure up 1/12 of a stop, which no one will notice but me. Now I get to tone 30 prints! Scott -----Original Message----- From: Scott Hamming Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 8:59 AM To: pure-silver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: [pure-silver] Re: White lettering, black background Last evening I tried with a small cut out transparency sheet with handwritten text slid over the lower right corner of the print. The lettering came out alright, though the pen didn't lay down a very even layer which appeared exaggerated on the image. The transparency edges were far too visible for my liking as well. This evening I'll try a "contact print" using a full sized transparency with printed text in red. THAT should do the trick. Thanks all. Scott -----Original Message----- From: pure-silver-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pure-silver-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Richard Knoppow Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 1:22 AM To: pure-silver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [pure-silver] Re: White lettering, black background > Dear Scott, > > Clap a transparency sheet into your computer printer > and type your message onto it. Then overlay the result > onto the paper you are exposing under the enlarger light. > I did calendars this way for years. > > Uncle Dick Most printers will allow you to reverse the image. This will put the print on the surface which is in contact with the paper and result in sharper reproduction of the print. A small section of the transparent sheet, with the print on it, can be cut out and layed on the paper. This will eliminate any blemishes on the sheet from transferring but will leave a slight clear outline. --- Richard Knoppow Los Angeles, CA, USA dickburk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ============================================================================================================To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to your account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when you subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there.