Every once in a while you come across a photographer who coin-plains of unsatisfactory results with developing out papers, and just so often you find that it is the photographer and not the paper that is at fault.

Most of the trouble arises from the fact that as developing out papers are so much quicker than printing out papers, the user seems to feel that he must hurry, keeping pace with the short duration of exposure, and go slap dash, any old way or else his print will get away from him. In fact too much stress has been laid upon the time saving qualities of developing out papers, and the new manipulator seems to begrudge every moment that he should and must devote to the proper preparation of his developer and fixing bath.

With Nepera the producing of first class prints is a simple matter, only in saving time you must not waste it. For instance: your developer must be properly prepared, from the best and purest chemicals you can purchase, and carefully weighed and measured in accordance with the official formula. True enough, most any developer will produce some sort of an image when applied to a sheet of the paper exposed under a negative, but if the developer has been carelessly prepared, or not in accordance with the right formula, you cannot expect the best results and have been wasting some of the time you expected the paper to save.

Proper temperature of the developing solution plays an important part in the color and gradation of the print, and if you just guess at" the temperature instead of using the thermometer and the very few moments of time necessary to obtain the proper degree, you are wasting still more of the time that should be saved.

To properly handle developing paper, follow the printed instructions exactly and thoroughly. Take time and pains to see that everything is just right - the time thus spent is not wasted, and this is the only way you can make developing out paper save you the amount of time it should save over any of the printing out processes.

Pie And Cake

Dear Mr. Editor:

On behalf of the fraternity I want to say that we can see through a wire fence.

We can see the point to your "bread and butter" phrase used in the Aristo advertising and the attempts made to create prejudice against you on account of it don't go. Of course, we also like and deserve lobster Newburg and ice cream and cake, and lots of us are getting these minor trills, to say nothing of automobiles. The man who implies, by giving it an unfair twist, that we can't see through a figure of speech, insults our intelligence. We require no diagram or kindergarten instruction to see that "bread and butter" work means business work, - work that sells, - work that assures an income.

Personally, I don't believe that the real people mean to put out such puerile attempts at prejudice creating as have been made in their name, but they have some second lieutenants and corporals who need disciplining. No early aid to the addled is necessary in the case of the profes-sional photographers. They, fortunately, have the mental capac-ity to understand an ordinary figure of speech and are also keen enough to see why the attempts at perverting the same are made.

That's all.

Yours truly.