Printing Color Negs on Black and White Paper : LUSENET : B&W Photo: Alternative Process : One Thread

I am looking to print several color negatives onto b&w fiber based multigrade paper using a Omega dichroic enlarger. Is there a filtration which would neutralize the effects of the orange film base. If there is, would you please send that information to me?

By the way, I am not interested in using panalure (spelling?).

Thank you for any help you can offer, Erica

-- Erica Grace (, March 27, 2002


Panalure is the best choice for this, sorry....with a regular b&w paper, you'll have to most likely increase the contrast'll get some odd tonal responses with b&w papers. Faster emulsions will start to look pretty grainy too. I do this in my job occasionally, and I'll only use Multigrade if I run out of Panalure...the only advice I could give you would be to shoot a copy neg of a c-print. I can understand if yopu dislike Panalure because it's an RC paper...but it is a versatile paper for this because it's panchromatic & you get alot of tonal control with it if you use a colorhead. You'll never get the negs to print right without a paper like that....of course, maybe that's not the point? Hope this helps. My opinions only.

-- dk thompson (, April 05, 2002.

Make digital B+W negatives after scanning your colour negs and print them on any FB paper you want.

-- George Papantoniou (, April 06, 2002.

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