Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: photographs printed on ceramic plate

  1. #1

    Default photographs printed on ceramic plate

    Hi,

    during my trip to Thailand, while we were getting on the boat,to visit phi-phi islands in phuket., we were photographed by some thai photographers, (he had non-digital camera,not sure?? a film camera SLR pentex K-1000),

    after 2 hours when the boat was back, we were greeted by same man,with our photos printed on white ceramic plate, how is this being done??


    thank you
    Hemvarsha

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Outside the Dry Box.
    Posts
    16,268

    Default Re: photographs printed on ceramic plate

    Quote Originally Posted by hemvarsha
    Hi,

    during my trip to Thailand, while we were getting on the boat,to visit phi-phi islands in phuket., we were photographed by some thai photographers, (he had non-digital camera,not sure?? a film camera SLR pentex K-1000),

    after 2 hours when the boat was back, we were greeted by same man,with our photos printed on white ceramic plate, how is this being done??


    thank you
    Hemvarsha
    2 hours, hmm how long it take to develop a roll of film?

    then solid leh, they print on it already, then u dun wan, can be erased?
    Logging Off. "You have 2,631 messages stored, of a total 400 allowed." don't PM me.

  3. #3
    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Punggol, Singapore
    Posts
    21,902

    Default Re: photographs printed on ceramic plate

    are you sure he is not just cut a photo paste on plate, and lacquer it?

    anyway, for negative, the turnover time from film to print is only 25mins

  4. #4

    Default Re: photographs printed on ceramic plate

    Quote Originally Posted by hemvarsha
    Hi,

    during my trip to Thailand, while we were getting on the boat,to visit phi-phi islands in phuket., we were photographed by some thai photographers, (he had non-digital camera,not sure?? a film camera SLR pentex K-1000),

    after 2 hours when the boat was back, we were greeted by same man,with our photos printed on white ceramic plate, how is this being done??


    thank you
    Hemvarsha
    The photo are hidden below a transparent layer of the plate. I purchase one too at home.

  5. #5

    Default Re: photographs printed on ceramic plate

    Quote Originally Posted by valkyrie
    The photo are hidden below a transparent layer of the plate. I purchase one too at home.
    interesting but how come the photo doesn't melt under the solvent of the coating? what kind of coating u know?

    i have heard of transfers using solvents to dissolve it and transfer to other surfaces before..

  6. #6

    Default Re: photographs printed on ceramic plate

    probably not some heat application coat. The other very cool way to do it and really cut it in is to get a lazer printer, Not the HP type, the real lazer printer that shoots lazer and cuts and burn wood metal plastic and ceremic. Cost about $7000.

  7. #7

    Default Re: photographs printed on ceramic plate

    They should be using some process which is pretty cost effective and pretty simple with the time span they're working with...they usually sell it for like 100-200 Baht (SG$ 4-8)? I got one after a trip at Kanchanaburi...
    if my camera is there at the right moment, click, all I have to do is accept it.
    -edouard boubat

  8. #8

    Default Re: photographs printed on ceramic plate

    yes,i agree with you, as appeareance of the photgraphers,looked as though they were not into big investment type in photo gadgets.

    also i am sure, the do have some solvent eraser, as very few people paid 150-200 B may be
    2 or 3 out of the whole group of 50 +

    as the unsold photo-plates,am sure,they do not throw it, the photo is erased & plate again brought back to circulation,
    Last edited by hemvarsha; 19th May 2006 at 08:13 PM.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •