Lasergraphics Film Recorder
(35mm Slides and Negatives can be made from Digital Images)

To use the Film Recorder, you will need a password and short demonstration; we have an authorization process for this delicate device.

This Device has color presets only for the film types listed below. Some of these are available on campus. Ritz on 34th should have most of these. I have had been using Kodak Elite Chrome 100 for slides. Later in the process, you will select a film type in the page setup.


Film Types:

Fuji NPS 160
Fuji NS 160
Fuji Superia 100
Fuji Digital Output Film
Fuji Provia 100
Fuji Sensia II 100
Fuji Super G 100

 

Fuji Super G Plus 100
Konika Sinra 100
Kodak Gold 100
Kodak Portra NC 160
Kodak Portra VC 160
Kodak Vericolor III
Kodak E100S
Kodak EPN 100
Kodak EPP 100
Kodak Elite Chrome 100
Kodak Elite II
Kodak Rapid Process Copy
Kodak TMAX 100
STEP BY STEP:
  1. Under the apple menu, select the chooser. Inside of the chooser click on "SCSI LFR" close the window.
  2. Open an image in Photoshop, check that the dimensions in inches are within those shown below and that the resolution is less than or equal to 340 dpi. If it is less than 340 dpi, do not raise it, this will not improve the image quality. In step 3, you will select black as your background color, there is no need to add black margins.
  3. Check that the color space of the image is RGB or Grayscale
    (image->mode->RGB/Grayscale)
    Check to make sure that your image has been Flattened menu(Layer->FlattenImage)
  4. File-> Page Setup, select black as the background color, and make sure the orientation is correct. Click on camera options and select film type, set resolution to 4k, antialiasing to level 2. Click OK. Then save as default.
  5. File-> Print choose number of copies, and choose to new queue (or if you have done this already, save them to the queue you have made), name the queue and save to the session folder.
  6. Close the file and repeat this process for all exposures (24 or 36 images).
  7. Quit Photoshop
  8. Open the MacRascol queue you saved on the session folder
  9. Check that you don’t have too many exposures in the queue
  10. Load film in the film recorder (please see video). Open door, and insert film canister. Gently pull film across camera back until it lines up with the triangle. Close the door. Camera will wind all of the film onto the take-up wheel and then shoot backwards until it has reached the end. Camera will tell how many exposures remain.
  11. Click on the process button (this may take an hour, it exposes one color at a time).
  12. The film will auto-rewind, just open the door and carefully remove (see video) If it is stuck, please report this to the tech person on duty, or leave it until the next day. This is a very delicate mechanism. DO NOT TOUCH THE INNER COMPONENTS OF THE CAMERA.