Re: Shooting long range negs?
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I don't remember the film I used, but I had good success with negs
developed in D19 for albumen printing, which needs a little less
contrast than salted paper. You end up with very contrast negs that,
for me, printed well using Strathmore Artist's Drawing paper plate
On 8/9/07, Ross Chambers <email@example.com> wrote:
> Dear Folk,
> I'm trying to achieve salted prints from 5x7 camera negatives.
> I'm a little hampered by regular lack of access to a densitometer
> (occasional access is not impossible -- I just don't want to strain the
> friendship until I feel more confident of results) so I'm eyeballing them as
> best I can using the step wedge on the light box comparison method.
> I would appreciate recommendations on the filmstocks / developers that I
> have available (I've used Fomapan 200 and Kodak 320TXP; Xtol and D76 thus
> far with results which printed OK on Ilford MG IV VC at grades 2 - 0, but
> are still flat, but not totally hopeless, on salted paper).
> I'm paying regard to John Barnier's recommendation to extend processing time
> by 30%.
> I have also Arista Ultra Edu 100 and APHS Litho (Jim Galli's evil influence)
> neither of which I have tried.
> My developers option is D76, Xtol, HC110, Rodinal and a bunch of raw
> I haven't tried my preciously hoarded Arches Platine yet, I'm using some
> cheap Canson 100 and realise that this could contribute to the short
> contrast range.
> What would any of you successful salt printers grab off my shelf to set out
> for a printable negative?
> Thanks - Ross
> Ross Chambers
> Blue Mountains
> New South Wales