LC3 User Manual is Now Online

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The user manual for my new LC3 Light Integrator is now online here: https://ianleake.com/light-counter-system/lc3-user-manual-draft/ LC3 Light Integrator I will update this periodically to fill any gaps, so please let me…

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A Big Thank You!

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Here's a big thank you to all my customers who pre-ordered a new LC3 light integrator. All pre-orders are completed. Most have already shipped, with a couple shipping next week.…

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Announcing my LC3 Light Integrator

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I have received a lot of great feedback from happy customers since I launched my Light Counter system last year. Here's some: "It works really well" "Thank you so much…

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Coming up for air…

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I'm coming up for air after a busy few months. Since launching my Light Counter LC2 UV light integrator system, I have been rushed off my feet responding to customers'…

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About the LC2 Ultraviolet Sensor

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When I designed my Light Counter LC2 system, I wanted to use the best possible sensor for platinum/palladium printing. Achieving this turned out to be quite difficult. Here's why.

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Announcing my new Light Counter LC2 System

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For much of the past year I have been developing a light integrator system for platinum printing and other historic processes. Initially this was a darkroom project for my own…

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For Sale: Epson Printers and PiezoDN Kit

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*** For Sale *** Epson 3800, Epson 3880, PiezoDN cartridges and ink, Epson cartridges and ink. I've decided to sell my Epson printers and related things, namely: Epson Stylus Pro…

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How Much Platinum Does ‘NA2’ Leave in a Palladium Print?

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‘NA2’ is the shorthand name for a contrast control agent (restrainer) that’s often used with palladium prints. Its proper name is sodium hexachloroplatinate (Na2PtCl6). As you can see from its chemical formula, it contains platinum. This leads to a reasonable and fairly common question:

“How much platinum does ‘NA2’ leave in a palladium print?”

My short answer is: somewhere between almost none and none whatsoever. read on for the long answer…

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