Re: Plus X reversal

From: Jim Carlile (email suppressed)
Date: Thu May 01 2008 - 14:52:58 PDT

I think what these labs are doing is using Plus-X for the reversal dupes.
Reversing positive stock with that 'negative' printed image on it from a
reversal original is an interesting idea, but I suspect the quality would be
uncertain and would take a lot of experimentation. If it were easy to do Kodak
would already have a manual on it because that would be a nice replacement idea
 for reversal B/W print stock. Maybe somebody is but I've never heard about
What I'm confused about is why anyone would want to 'reverse' camera
reversal, if negative film is already available...
In a message dated 5/1/2008 2:10:52 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
email suppressed writes:

In the UK you can still buy B&W reversal processing kits, and Kodak
still produce a recipe for DIYers (you have to bulk buy and mix the
chemicals). Is there any reason why these could not be used to cross-
process B&W positive print stock?

Nicky Hamlyn.

On 1 May 2008, at 21:20, Jeff Kreines wrote:

> On May 1, 2008, at 11:33 AM, Mark Toscano wrote:
>> If someone really wanted a reversal workprint, why
>> couldn't it just be printed to more plus-x?
> In addition to the other problems, you can't use a safelight with
> it -- unlike other print stocks.
> I wonder if there's a process that can reverse B&W positive stock,
> akin to the process used to make color slop prints from color
> workprint (in 35mm) on Agfa print stocks. (Also called dirty
> dupes, no longer needed in this age of video projection at mix
> houses.)
> We could build a simple film recorder to go with our scanners for
> making "reversal" prints -- you'd scan the original and "print" to
> B&W or color positive stock. Might go well with our new desktop
> scanners that we're building for schools... if anyone still needs
> 16mm prints.
> Jeff "my partner does -- she still uses Steenbecks" Kreines
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