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Four pieces of cardboard (cut in the patterns shown) are used to make a nine-exposure "ring-around" color test print on a single sheet of paper.
CAMERA & DARKROOM Jun 1991 (v.13#6) pg. 4

Master printing. Lesson 5. Print dry down. How to compensate for loss of print contrast after they are dry. One method involves test prints. A second method utilizes an enlarger stabilizer.

Tips on making a "ringaround" suitable for color printing.

Making ringaround prints, a series of seven exposures, usually differing in filtration, made on the same sheet of paper from the same section of a color negative. Used to check color analyzer, paper, chemistry, exposure, etc.

The purpose and techniques for making a color test print or color print series are reviewed.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jul-Aug 1979 (v.1#3) pg. 60

How and why to make test strips in color printing.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1979 (v.1#7) pg. 66

Making a full-size test print of a given negative will usually result in less wasted paper then other methods.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jan-Feb 1980 (v.2#1) pg. 28

Cheap and easy color test easel. Used to make four color print test exposures on a single sheet of paper.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1980 (v.2#7) pg. 60

Homemade color test strip printer (easel) made from cardboard. Use to make eight different test prints on a single 8x10 sheet of paper.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1982 (v.4#1) pg. 6

Tips on test strips. A simple test helps you make better prints with fewer attempts.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1983 (v.5#8) pg. 52

Easy-to-build test strip easel that will produce four images on a half sheet of 8x10 paper or eight images on a whole sheet.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1984 (v.6#7) pg. 64

Color ring-around series of test exposures showing various combinations of filtration and exposure time. Helps you to determine the correct filter settings for color printing or film duplicating.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Mar-Apr 1988 (v.10#2) pg. 11

The expressive black-and-white print. John Sexton details his procedure for making a useful test strip to guide the manipulation process as the finished image is made on a single piece of paper.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1990 (v.12#6) pg. 14

Master printing. Lesson 2. How to determine paper grade and exposure time to use. Includes instructions for making the test strip print.
DARKROOM TECHNIQUES Sep-Oct 1983 (v.4#5) pg. 29

Gadgets and ideas that make life easier in the professional photo lab. (1) Keeping orders together. (2) Scheduling boards. (3) Wash tanks built from plywood. (4) Film cleaners, dust prvention, etc. (5) Light switch guard. (6) Homemade slide-to-4x5 copy camera. (7) Test strip processing & checking.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY May 1988 (v.37#5) pg. 21

Determining correct exposure using test strips.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1966 (v.30#4) pg. 46

Direct steps to enlarging. Step-by-step photographs show how to make test print and enlargement from 35mm black and white negative.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1974 (v.38#11) pg. 108

How to make test exposures on a single piece of Polaroid film, just like a test strip in the darkroom, with different parts of the same image exposed for different amounts of time. Use this test picture to determine the correct exposure for your regular film. Works with both 4x5 Polaroid backs or medium format backs which have either dark slides or use envelopes.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1978 (v.42#6) pg. 40

Test stripping your way to the perfect print. Make a precisely-cut easel mask and sliding guide to create five test exposures of the SAME area of the negative with the exposure time automatically printed on the top of the image.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1980 (v.44#9) pg. 106

Tip: How to use strips of variable contrast filter material to create test prints which have different grades of contrast side by side for easy comparision.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1984 (v.48#8) pg. 63

Systematic color printing. How to make a "ring-around" printing guide. A ring-around is a carefully controlled set of off-color prints intended as a guide for correcting print filtration.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY May 1985 (v.49#5) pg. 56

Tip: Use "Dry-Erase Marker" and a piece of acetate to permanently record exposure information on your test prints.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1987 (v.51#8) pg. 56

Neat trick to calculate the proper exposure time for any size print based on the correct exposure for a 4x5 test print.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY May 1988 (v.52#5) pg. 46

An explanation of the ISO film-speed rating scale and a tip on making a test strip with true ratio-scale exposures of 5, 10, 20, and 40 seconds.
PHOTO TECHNIQUES Jan-Feb 1996 (v.17#1) pg. 18

How to make an exposure analyzer for determining correct exposure time when making a color print from a color slide. This special enlarging easel will produce an 8x10 color print showing a range of five different exposure times, each of which is from the central part of the color slide to be printed.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Oct 1979 (v.8#6) pg. 97

Another technique for making a five exposure test strip from the same section of a 35mm negative.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Oct 1980 (v.9#6) pg. 4

Basic color darkroom. Make a color ring-around box. A test box, paper safe and easel combination unit lets you make 10 test exposures on a single 8x10 sheet. Made from an old 8x10 paper box.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Apr 1981 (v.9#12) pg. 57

Basic color darkroom. Zeroing in on color balance. Making a 13-point color ring-around.
PHOTOGRAPHIC May 1981 (v.10#1) pg. 38

Why fresh B.E.N. (bull's-eye normal) negatives are critical to correct operation of color printing equipment. How to know when to replace your balancing negative.
PHOTOMETHODS Feb 1988 (v.31#2) pg. 47

How to make an inexpensive proofing easel from a 9"x12" picture frame with glass, a piece of 1/2" plywood and a square of indoor-outdoor carpet. Est. cost: $3.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1973 (v.140#3) pg. 60

Make test strips using squares of photo paper 2" on a side. Paint a corresponding size square on your enlarging easel. After exposing all of the test squares, changing only the aperature, develop all at once.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1975 (v.143#2) pg. 118

Small frame of wood, with magnets in each end, holds down small pieces of print paper when making test prints.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1975 (v.143#4) pg. 58

Tip: Tape a large paper clip inside a box of photo paper to hold test strips.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1980 (v.154#5) pg. 47

The Hattersley class for beginners. Test strips: the key to making high-quality prints.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY May 1976 (v.78#5) pg. 94

The ultimate color analyzer: a contact sheet. Technique to find filtration and exposure to make color prints from color negatives.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1976 (v.79#5) pg. 100

How to save time making black-and-white prints. Tips on making test strips and the importance of understanding the speed and contrast characteristics of the paper you are using.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY May 1979 (v.84#5) pg. 64

For better prints, don't make test strips. Instead, make small test prints of the entire frame. Includes instructions for converting a two-bladed enlarging easel into one capable of making four full-frame exposures on the same sheet of 8x10 paper.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1979 (v.85#1) pg. 76

Making a dedicated easel for 4"x5" test prints using the Kodak Projection Print Scale.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1996 (v.60#2) pg. 136

Use more paper, but waste less. Using test strips and work prints for better darkroom results.
SHUTTERBUG #391 Apr 2003 (v.32#6) pg. 144