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DASS ART event: Palm Springs Photo Festival Sept 20-25th 2020

Palm Springs Photography Festival and Freestyle photographic supplies presents:

 Modern Alternative Photography Inspired by Historic Darkroom Techniques

In this virtual class, we’ll be exploring some of these new ways to replicate historic photograph techniques that transfer images to creative substrates, including wood, metal and glass.

Artists and photographers often look to the past for inspiration to express their creative voice, yet many of those styles and techniques are out of reach of the student or home photographer due to the toxic chemicals and processes.  Often that means that hitting ‘print’ is the end of the creative journey, and we lose the hand crafted uniqueness of traditional darkroom printing.  The good news is that we now have modern, digital friendly, safe options to bring classic techniques back into our work, and once again create one-of-a-kind works of photographic art.

Carrie Neher Lhotka has had a lifelong passion for the arts. From an early age, as the granddaughter of Fred Neher, a nationally syndicated cartoonist in the 50s, 60s and 70s, she was encouraged to develop her own artistic talents and to bring them to everything she undertakes, often in new and unique ways.

Now deeply involved in cutting-edge alternative photography as an instructor, Carrie leverages her artistic talent and her experience as a teacher to bring new processes and techniques to audiences across the US and now via virtual seminars across the world. Working in her Colorado Mountains studio, she experiments and explores pushing processes in new ways to express her own artistic voice.




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Introducing our NEW DASS ART DUAL Film

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Video tutorial is here:

DASS ART Dual Transfer Film

Use your own file for a timing test
or use this test
file which can be downloaded from the Dual Transfer Film product page.

https://dassart. com/product/dual- film-print-test-file/

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Dass Art is introducing our new Dual Transfer Film. This new coating can be used with either the WonderSauce or SuperSauce Transfer processes. There are minor adjustments to the time the printed image is left in place. The new timing is based on the 30% humidity and a 70 degree room temperature. Below are the adjustment to the transfer timing.

If you live in a very humid climate just before doing a transfer use a hair dryer to remove any moisture the print absorbed from the air. Cool the print then do the transfer immediately. This is especially nec- essary with Epson imaged. Remember to always use a photo luster or gloss photo profile. Never use
a profile for canvas or watercolor paper because that will print with matte black inks. All the inks must be pigments. Print the image with all pigment inks using a photo gloss profile the uses photo black ink. Do not use matte black in profiles.

SuperSauce Transfers

•SuperSauce transfers to smooth non porous substrates like metal, acrylic sheets and glass can be left in contact for and hour or more because the alcohol cannot evaporate. Tests have been done on glass leaving the film in contact for up to 4 hours.

•SuperSauce Transfers to wood, paper and acrylic paint will transfer abut 10% longer then previous DassArt Transfer Film Classic.
•SuperSauce Emulsion lifts will require a faster and lighter brush stroke when applying the solution directly to the image. Alway use a hair dryer to remove moisture from a print before applying the solution and then let the film cool. Immediately apply the solution.

WonderSauce Transfers

In all transfers the time the Dual film it is left in contact will be 20-30% shorter than is in previous transfers. If you are new to WonderSauce the new transfer time is 10 seconds on Aqua Coated smooth wood. Removal time on metal and glass will general be 20 seconds. On DASSART ART Opti- mized YUPO it will be about 30 seconds.

It is suggested you print an full color 8×10 image on the new DUAL FILM and do a test. Lift off 2” after 10 second. Wait for 10 more seconds and lift another 2”. Keep adding time and lift another 2”.
With SuperSauce do the test in 1 minute steps for 5 minutes. You will be able to determine the best time for each media in your studio. Temperature and humidity affect transfer time. Epson piezo inkjet prints take longer to dry than Canon or HP thermal inkjet prints, especially in humid locations.

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Shipments may be delayed – International Customers use UPS

Due to the situation with the virus, shipping carriers may be prioritizing critical shipments.  As a result, your shipments may be delayed.  UPS shipments most often arrive on time, while USPS may be 3-5 days late.

International shipments may experience significant delays due to the reduction in air travel. We have found that UPS international shipments generally arrive in a week, but USPS may take up to two months to arrive.