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Found today at Earl Hays. 1 of the plethora of props/ephemera found in 107 years of accumulation at the oldest prop-house in the US.
I think that’s microscopically thin air bubbles under the plastic lamination migrating to areas surrounding thick ink coverage as opposed to thin ink coverage on the photo. It was probably less noticeable when first made but as these were created in the spring of 1981it’s now 42 years old.userd1402 Do you know why there appears to be a silvery outline to the hair in your ID?
Both very cool. Thanks for sharing.
PropsToHistory Are any printing cuts (either from this or other films) likely to be offered for sale, or only prints? I could see the potential issue of a new owner using them to print more, so I'm unsure how you'd deter that... but I could picture them being very desirable historical artifacts.
userd1402 Do you know why there appears to be a silvery outline to the hair in your ID?
We're pretty sure it's amberlith. But the intent was to make it look as "on screen" as possible. And as this is a badge to be worn, the set up for yours made the most sensethat's a huge find! and the video was great! seing all the machines probably used for those badges at the time! very cool The machine used to round the corners! amazing! I have a small palstic thing for my badges, very impressive to see the real deal!
I had no idea there was two block for the front, one for the 8 logo, super cool!
Did you get any info for the red tape you used even found it lying around next to the block? the general concensus was that Amberlith film was used for this, not red tape. The amberlith is very weird in the sense that it's mostly orange looking in reality but it often photoghaphs red. But the original badge from userd1402 (Damn David! I wasn't sure you got this! amazing!) is often showing orange colors on the X.
ps: funny that you used my replica badge as a reference in your video for the round corners of your lineage badge ahah!
I'm sorry, I'm not understanding your message completely, neither the part about the red tape to look more as on screen as amberlith, nor the part about the setup that made the most sense! Might be because English is not my native language, but I would be curious for more explanationsWe're pretty sure it's amberlith. But the intent was to make it look as "on screen" as possible. And as this is a badge to be worn, the set up for yours made the most sense
Is the amberlith you found self adhesive? Mine wasn't and I always wondered if it was always like that or if it got old.UPDATE: So. The red x. I made that with brake light tape as in the film they show up red.
The "x" was originally done with a material called amberlith. Which is used in print masking. Or at least was.
It hasn't been made for a while.
Well one of the many benefits of archiving a 100 year old prophouse/print shop...View attachment 1684301
If you dig long enough you find what you're looking for.
It's also dated 1981... so maybe?
No. It's supposed to be used for masking on acetate. So it relies on static. So getting on card stock should be an adventureIs the amberlith you found self adhesive? Mine wasn't and I always wondered if it was always like that or if it got old.