B & W prints from color negs

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Could use some help! Using a standard enlarger is it possible to print a color negative in black and white? I purchased special paper but despite the exposure time I use it always turns into a black print. Any ideas? Thanks!

-- dave odonovan (dodonovan@cradv.com), December 15, 2000


Response to B & W

You should be using Kodak Panalure, and you should not be using a safelight. The paper is panchromatic, so it needs to be processed in total darkness, just like color paper, or your prints will be black.

-- David Goldfarb (dgoldfarb@barnard.edu), December 15, 2000.

Response to B & W

Dave, if using Panalure dosen't appeal then just use a good VC paper with a slightly higher grade then normal, for example grade 3,1/2. I've had good results using this method. If you haven't already invested in a set of VC filters either to fit your enlargers filter draw or a below lens set then I would strongly recommend you do. Good luck,

-- Trevor Crone (tcrone@gm.dreamcast.com), December 16, 2000.

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