Blue and green pre-flashing

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Dave Krueger, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. Dave Krueger

    Dave Krueger Member

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    Does anyone on here ever specifically target the high or low contrast emulsions when they pre-flash paper? I would assume that would be possible by using a filter over the light source when they do the flashing.

    I'm just fishing for a little discussion about whether there's anything to be gained by doing that. I'd appreciate any comments by anyone who's given it any thought.

    -Dave
     
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    Dave I don't believe there is any benefit in flashing with different grades. I flash many of my prints and tested this theory many years ago thinking of the potential benefits. However, when I compared the methods I detected no difference in the final results. I've also discussed this with Richard Ross of RH Designs and he came to the same conclusion when he carried out similar tests.
     
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    Thanks, Les. That's exactly what I need to know.

    -Dave