ONE of the essentials of amateur finishing is speed in printing and real speed and accuracy in printing demand a printing device that is at least partially auto-matic.

The Commercial Kodak Printer is compact and efficient, unusually simple and rapid in its action and, price considered, is a decidedly worth while addition to any amateur finisher's equipment.

The printer takes film or plate negatives up to 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 or 4 x 5 inches and is arranged for strip or single negative printing as desired.

As will be seen by the illustration the printing surface is at a slight angle to the base of the printer which contains the printing light. It will also be noticed that there is a flange on the base of the printer top so, that it may be set in an opening in a printing table and be illuminated from the under side of the table.

Six thin metal masks in sizes from Vest Pocket to 3A are furnished and these are held in position by a locating pin so that prints fed against guides at the bottom and left side will always have identical white margins on two sides. These guides also act as clamps to hold the negative and are adjustable for white margins of from 1/8 to 7/16 of an inch.

Portrait Film Negative, Artura Print By A. T. Bridgman Vancouver, B. C.

Portrait Film Negative, Artura Print By A. T. Bridgman Vancouver, B. C.

The platen is operated by a very convenient hand grip and has a parallel movement which raises and throws it back against two stops with the numbering device resting on the inking pad. The forward movement brings the platen in contact with the paper, operates the adjustable light switch when perfect contact is made, numbers the print and operates an automatic counting device.

The electrical connection is not made until the platen presses the print in perfect contact, so there is no possibility of exposing the paper before it is in contact with the negative. The rubber numbering bands may readily be changed or replaced and the counting device can not be altered, so that an accurate record can be kept of the number of exposures made each day on the machine. This can be checked against the number of prints produced to determine accurately the amount of wasted prints.

A corner of the platen is cut away so that one finger of the left hand can hold the print in position until contact is made.

To assure evenly diffused illumination the reflecting surfaces of the lamp house are specially constructed to give the greatest possible amount of reflected as well as direct light. The light passes through a ground glass, also specially made, before it reaches the negative. An extra ground glass is supplied to cut down the light when it is too strong. This slips into a slot between the light and the negative and when not in use is stored in another slot, out of the way and where there is no danger of its being broken.

The illumination is supplied by a 150 Watt Mazda C. lamp which is furnished with the printer. There is also a ruby lamp which burns constantly and affords ample illumination for adjusting the negatives and masks.

The printer is quick and positive in action; its mechanism is simple and durable and it occupies the minimum of space. Its dimensions are 10 1/4 x 15 inches and it stands 12 inches high with the platen down. The entire equipment weighs but 15 1/2 pounds and the price, complete with lamp, electric cord and plug is $55.00.

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Portrait Film Negative, Vitava Print From a Demonstrator's Negative.

Portrait Film Negative, Vitava Print From a Demonstrator's Negative.