Beseler 45S with Graded Paper

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  1. markwny

    markwny Member

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    Newbie asking for advice regarding how to use 45S with graded paper (Ilford Galerie or Oriental Seagull). I believe that the graded paper really is meant for "white" (unfiltered) light. Can good results be obtained with the 45S and graded paper or should I stick with vc paper instead?
     
  2. Andrew Moxom

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    Mark, just turn all dials zero and you will be set. Filtration will not harm grade paper, but it may just act like an ND filter. I use a Beseler 45 computer dichro head with them turned to 0 for graded paper and it works slick.
     
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    Thanks Andrew.
     
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    Andrew,

    I noticed that you got a great deal on the Universal light source. I always wanted to try one of those.
     
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    Here is the spectral sensitivity of Ilford GradedILFOBROM GALERIE FB (same curve for all grades). It has greatest sensitivity in the 400-450nm range (cyan), but if you are printing with a subtractive system, putting any filter between your light source and the paper will either have no effect (cyan) or make the print times longer (red).
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  6. Andrew Moxom

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    Jerold, Yes I got a deal on the Universal 45 color head. Cannot wait to try it out.
     
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