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Tyme Gallery
17 West Eagle, Road
Havertown, PA

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A Premier Travel Agency
146 Saxer Avenue
Springfield, PA
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2123 Kimberton Road
Kimberton, PA
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Technical Details
Hardware: Nikon D200, Nikon FM, Sony CD-500, NIKKOR Lenses, B+W Filters,
Nikon SuperCoolScan 4000ED film scanner, Epson Perfection 3170 scanner,
Epson 9880 Wide Format Printer

Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom,
Nikon CaptureNX, Nikon Transfer, Nikon ViewNX,
many, many Fractal generators
Product: Archival injet papers, archival injet canvases, archival matboard
archival backing board.

Environmental Details (Green Stuff!)
Papers: I use matte surface papers for a number of reasons, including the fact that
a lot less chemicals are used in the creation of matte than gloss papers and matte
paper scrap can also be recycled. I use a bamboo fiber paper for b&w and sepia toned prints.
This paper is environmentally friendly due to the reduced amount of resources required
to grow and harvest the fiber source.  I have just started using a sugarcane fiber paper
for some prints. This paper consists of 75% sugercane waste fiber from the sugar industry and
 the other 25% comes from the manufacturer's waste cotten fiber from their own paper. This
paper is ideal for pastel toned images.

Matboard Cutting: Every sheet of matboard that I use is carefully cut to ensure the highest
amount of utilization of the sheet. My standard sized products are designed to allow for the
utilization of the "fallout" window scrap from larger sizes to create smaller sizes.
Example: a) 32"x40" sheet of mattboard cut into four 16"x20" matts for 8"x12" prints
creates four 8"x12" pieces of fallout. I recut these pieces of fallout into four 8"x10
matts. This results in an effective utilization of the sheet of 125%
[4(16" x 20") + 4(8" x 10")]/(32" x 40")=1.25

Canvas Overcoating: I have moved to using an acrylic, water based varnish for
overcoating canvas prints, for two reasons: 1-The acrylic product allows me to control the
gloss level of the finish from matte to high gloss and 2-(most importantly) I no longer have to
use a nasty chemical death type stuff based VOC spray.

Framing Materials: I produce a good percentage of the frames that I use and I am working towards
creating all of my wood based framing. These frames are created from both hard and soft woods and
I utilize locally produced woods for many of my frames. These woods include Walnut,
Sycamore (a new favorite) and Ash which are indigenous to the area that I live in, which reduces
transportation impact.

Recycling/Reutilizing: I am a strong supporter of both recycling and reutilizing materials. I take efforts
to first reutilize all items whenever possible and then to ensure that any item that can be recyled ends up
in the recycle bin instead of the trash.

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