Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/03/01

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Subject: [Leica] Re:Black Borders
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2002 09:51:00 -0800
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I have an English "Beard" easel that has all of the mechanics for creating 
black borders.


At 08:29 AM 3/1/2002 -0800, Bill Lawlor wrote:
>I just did it with a ruler and black marker pen...
>Bill Lawlor
>Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 16:01:17 -0800
>From: Donal Philby <>
>Subject: [Leica] Faked black frame edges
>Message-ID: <>
>References: <>
>Bob Kramer wrote
> >Black frame edges *can* be faked, you know...
>so true.  Long time back I had a machine shop create a 4x6 hole in an
>8x10 piece of heavy black plastic.  And had them cut a piece to exactly
>fit the hole.  So when printing my portfolio, I'd lay down the bigger
>piece, frame the image on the base board, tip it up, slide paper under
>it, drop it down and expose the paper.  Then I'd drop the center piece
>in, remove the outer piece and turn on the lights for a second.  worked
>like a charm.  Now computers and printers work like a charm, except the
>price of ink, of course, costs as much or more as premium paper does.
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