This system was designed primarily to assure repeatable accuracy,
even at very high image magnifications. The pin-registration glass
carrier will land in precisely the same spot each time
it is slid into the holder frame, assuring perfect and repeatable
registration. This is essential for some masking techniques as
well as double-printing special effects and multiple-exposure
Easy to use -
The holder frame remains in the enlarger throughout the printing
session. The carrier easily slips into and out of the holder frame.
Negatives and masks can be easily and quickly placed in, and removed
from, the carrier under safelights or even in total darkness without
fumbling, speeding up printing time with masks considerably and
reducing the danger of breaking the glass carrier.
The holder frame is made of black anodized hard aluminum with
black Sentra spacers and is designed so that it cannot easily
be damaged through standard use. The glass carrier is made with
a "hinged" float glass, eliminating the possibility
of dropping the float glass when replacing negatives or masks.
This system allows for easier making and printing of masks. The
holder frame can be used in a "front loading" position
or can be rotated 90 degrees allowing side loading of the carrier.
Also, the carrier can be used both to make masks and to print
with masks. With most enlargers and light heads these carriers
will allow you to print your entire negative area without cropping
out important areas near the edge of the film. Awkward contact
printing frames are no longer needed to make masks. Making masks
and printing with masks has never been easier.
Should they be needed, replacement carriers and holders are available
individually. The photographer can make fine-tuned adjustments
which may be required when using a replacement carrier or holder.
Cost effective -
The cost of the entire system - Precision holder
frame, Precision pin-registration glass carrier
and accompanying two-hole punch, costs less than half of the former
Condit registration systems.
The Precision Holder/Carrier system will easily
fit most 4x5, 5x7 or 8x10 enlarger types and light head combinations.
It will also fit some bigger and smaller enlargers. The 4x5 version
holder/frame unit is 7 1/2" square, and 7/16" thick.
The 8x10 version holder/frame unit is 13 1/4" wide, 14"
deep and 7/16" thick (depending on specified enlarger). Simply
determine if this size will fit in your enlarger's negative stage
with the head raised (with the negative stage "open").
Your original negatives are
never punched with this system!