Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 19:34:02

Author: Dan Bernoulli

Subject: Re: Acrylic color filters

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The gels use (organic?) dyes so may change slightly with age (though I have=
n't observed any significant changes in the gels I have had for several yea=
rs. They will fade if exposed to heat for periods of time. Theater people p=
ut them right in front of lamps that typically range from 500 to 1000 watts=
so they burn rather quickly - i.e. they fade. But under normal conditions =
where they sit a ways away from any strong heat source they should last a r=
eally long time. Sandwiching them between acrylic plates shouldn't be a pro=
blem at all.

Dan Beeker
From: ref7@psu.edu
To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Subject: Re: [tap-l] Acrylic color filters
Date: Fri=2C 10 Dec 2010 19:57:38 -0500

Thanks folks=2C these gels do seem like a cheap way to go to get good color=
s. I was most interested in having something indestructible=2C so I liked =
thick acrylic. But I wonder how these gel filters would stand up with thic=
k lamination? I may try that.
Richard
On Dec 9=2C 2010=2C at 6:32 PM=2C Danae Havice-Hull wrote:Lee is one lighti=
ng gel company- but note that there's also Roscolux and Gam gels. All three=
companies have websites you can order from and/or locate a store that carr=
ies them. Amazon carries Rosco's swatch book ($3.95) and sheets of gel ($6.=
60 each).

http://www.amazon.com/Roscolux-Swatch-Sampler-Almost-Filter/dp/B0002ER2YG/r=
ef=3Dsr_1_1?ie=3DUTF8&qid=3D1291936749&sr=3D8-1

-Danae


On 12/8/10 4:50 PM=2C RICHARD HECKATHORN wrote:Greetings=2C

I did teacher workshops for over 25 years. My local gel=2C filter supply wo=
uld give me one Lee filter demo pack for each teacher.

Dick

----- Original Message -----
From: George Herold
To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Sent: Wed=2C 08 Dec 2010 16:43:10 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: [tap-l] Acrylic color filters



Yes and=20

if you write to Lee Filters=2C they will send you a 3" x 3" demo pack that=
=20

must have hundreds of samples. George=20

H.=20
From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu=20

[mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On Behalf Of Dan=20

Bernoulli
Sent: Wednesday=2C December 08=2C 2010 2:55 PM
To:=20

tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Subject: Re: [tap-l] Acrylic color=20

filters

Printing them works but takes time and eats ink cartridges. By the=20

time you spend the money on ink and paper/acrylic you will approach the c=
ost=20

of a theater gel. Just ask your theater/drama department where to get the=
m.=20

They come in approximately 22" X 24" sheets and you can get them in prett=
y=20

much any color you want and cost $3 to $5 a sheet depending on brand and=
=20

features. We cut our gells into 3" X 4" rectangles and pass them out at o=
pen=20

house. We also use them in our elementary ed (now general ed) classes whe=
re=20

everyone gets a set of rgb and complementary colors.=20

Dan=20

Beeker

> From: ref7@psu.edu
> To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
>=20

Subject: [tap-l] Acrylic color filters
> Date: Sat=2C 4 Dec 2010 08:41:16=20

-0500
>=20
> Here is a cheap idea for making your own acrylic=20

filters:
> Use a color printer and print the colors you want on glossy=20

clear=20
> adhesive labels. Then stick the labels onto clear acrylic and=20

cut out=20
> your new custom color filters. I used a laser cutter which=20

gave nice=20
> circles with smooth edges=2C and even helped to seal the edge=20

of the=20
> label to the acrylic so they don't peel.
> I did this=20

after ordering a set of color filter slides and seeing how=20
> expensive=20

they were compared to how small=2C junky=2C and non-durable they=20
> were=2C I=20

looked into getting 1/8" thick acrylic filters=2C but that was=20
> too=20

expensive. This was really cheap! and gave pretty good results.=20
> The=20

colors could be a little more vivid=2C and I'm going to experiment=20
>=20

about that.
>=20
>=20
> Richard F.
>=20






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The gels use (organic?) dyes so may change slightly with age (though I have=
n't observed any significant changes in the gels I have had for several yea=
rs. They will fade if exposed to heat for periods of time. Theater people p=
ut them right in front of lamps that typically range from 500 to 1000 watts=
so they burn rather quickly - i.e. they fade. But under normal conditions =
where they sit a ways away from any strong heat source they should last a r=
eally long time. Sandwiching them between acrylic plates shouldn't be a pro=
blem at all.Dan BeekerFrom: ref7@psu.ed=
uTo: tap-l@lists.ncsu.eduSubject: Re: [tap-l] Acrylic color filters=
Date: Fri=2C 10 Dec 2010 19:57:38 -0500Thanks folks=2C these ge=
ls do seem like a cheap way to go to get good colors. =3BI was most in=
terested in having something indestructible=2C so I liked thick acrylic. &n=
bsp=3BBut I wonder how these gel filters would stand up with thick laminati=
on? =3BI may try that.Richard<=
div>On Dec 9=2C 2010=2C at 6:32 PM=2C Danae Havice-Hull wrote:Lee is on=
e lighting gel company- but note that there's also Roscolux and Gam gels. A=
ll three companies have websites you can order from and/or locate a store t=
hat carries them. Amazon carries Rosco's swatch book ($3.95) and sheets of =
gel ($6.60 each).Greetings=2CI did teacher workshops for over 25 years. My local=
gel=2C filter supply would give me one Lee filter demo pack for each teach=
er.Dick----- Original Message -----From: George Herold<=
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spin.com>=3BTo: =3B<=
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0 (EST)Subject: Re: [tap-l] Acrylic color filtersYes and =3B<=
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