Film curves & paper curves

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Phil Lamerton, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. I have read that in choosing a film/paper combination, it's a good
    idea to look at the both the film's and the paper's characteristic
    curves to see if they will complement each other.

    With this in mind, in searching for a film to print on Bergger papers,
    I wonder whether I should begin with old technology emulsions or the
    modern T-grain emulsions, and would appreciate some guidance.
    Thanks, Phil Lamerton
    Phil Lamerton, Jun 14, 2004
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  2. You probably will be Ok with either, my experience indicates that
    films like Forte or Bergger work well with the VCFB Bergger
    as well as Delta 100.
    Gregory W Blank, Jun 14, 2004
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  3. Phil Lamerton

    Dan Quinn Guest

    RE: (Phil Lamerton) wrote
    Not so quick. The film's and paper's development must be considered.
    Dan Quinn, Jun 14, 2004

  4. Thanks for this. Have you noticed any difference in the midtones
    between one type of film and the other when printed on this paper?
    Phil Lamerton, Jun 15, 2004
  5. That will depend on the film development and its exposure of course.
    All films are going to be somewhat different , The older film types tend to
    become what I call chunky with more development and exposure
    where as the newer films are still some what less dense even when
    exposed more so by comparison. The newer films advantage is more
    resolute and somewhat better shadow rendering IMHOP.
    Gregory W Blank, Jun 15, 2004
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