Re: printing in colour under an enlarger.

From: Ashley Connor (email suppressed)
Date: Tue May 05 2009 - 07:19:25 PDT

I've contact printed before using some daylight negative film and I
had to use a flashlight that matched the film's temperature (or as
best as it could). I'm pretty sure 7250 is Tungsten balanced, so if
you used C41 you're cross processing which produces crazy colors
anyways. With the muted colors, since its reversal you have about a 4
stop latitude and last time I contact printed there was no possible
way to know what my exposure was, but negative is far more forgiving
and I could estimate. To get more faithful results use negative and
don't cross process (also, expired film might have something to do
with the muted color).

Not sure if this was helpful, but when I contact printed it was a lot
of trial and error.
Email me off list if you have another question.
On May 5, 2009, at 8:56 AM, mat fleming wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm playing with filters under an enlarger and on top of film
> (contact printing). I'm wondering if anyone has any experience of
> this?
> So far I've used some old 7250 and tried E6 and C41 processing. With
> E6 i get really muted colours compared to what I'm laying over the
> film
> with C41 i get an intense midnight blue cast. Neither of these are
> unpleasant, but I'm just curious about whether there is a way of
> getting more faithful results.
> Any ideas?
> Mat
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