VC Filters

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VC Filters

Postby Auds » Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:20 am

I am printing BW prints with a colour enlarger (Kaiser 7000). Using VC paper, does anyone know the conversion to create each paper grade using the magenta and/or yellow filter from the enlarger?

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Re: VC Filters

Postby Keith Tapscott. » Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:42 pm

Auds wrote:I am printing BW prints with a colour enlarger (Kaiser 7000). Using VC paper, does anyone know the conversion to create each paper grade using the magenta and/or yellow filter from the enlarger?

Thanks
Kaiser enlargers use Durst colour filter values. The approximate paper grade values for colour enlargers using either Durst or Kodak values will be supplied with the photographic paper.

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Postby pentaxpete » Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:39 pm

I don't bother trying to match 'grades' with filters; I just stick in about 30 Magenta to start, do a test strip, then put in more or less Magenta, usually never need any Yellow to make softer contrast, just the magenta. I use a LPL C7700 Pro for colour and some VC printing but I was also GIVEN a Durst B/W enlarger up to 6x6 format with filter drawer and I have used some Multigrade filters in that.
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Postby Digitaltruth » Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:10 pm

Hi Auds,

If you search through the technical information for color enlargers made by various companies you will come across some conversion charts, and can apply these to your Kaiser 7000. The following links all contain useful info and should help you determine starting points:

http://www.butzi.net/articles/vcce.htm

http://www3.telus.net/drkrm/equip.htm

http://www.plumeltd.com/artzone/paperzone/ilfcont.htm
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Postby Auds » Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:26 am

Thanks for your help.
I have printed the info from those links, and will give it a try this weekend..
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