[Alt-photo] foam for contact frame

Darkrooms, Department of Art darkroommanager at cornell.edu
Fri Sep 15 20:28:58 UTC 2017


Hello List,

I have a homemade exposure unit with a built-in area for sandwiching the negatives and coated paper. Basically, it’s a table with a large piece of glass covered in foam. Then there is another piece of glass on hinges that closes on top and a light bank on top of that that also is on hinges to close down on top.
So, you have:
Lights
Glass
Negative
Coated paper
Foam
Glass

It’s not my preferred design and I would love to replace it, but it is not possible right now.  My dilemma is that the unit has developed an issue with contact that is either due to an issue with the hinges or a breakdown of the foam. I am trying to find a large piece of sheet foam approximately 50x36x0.125” or bigger and it need to be very easily squished. Does anyone have a suggestion to a specific item or a type of material that might work for this?

Thank you
Jennifer Gioffre
Tjaden Hall Teaching Support Specialist
College of Architecture Art and Planning
Cornell University
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Ithaca, NY 14853

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