filtration for sepia tones

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    Can someone give me some starting colorhead filtration for Fuji Crystal Archive paper (RA-4) to obtain deep sepia tones?
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    Are you looking to print this from B & W negs?

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    Yes, I want to give it a try. I might even try contact printing large format negs. The border color is not important as I will either crop or mask the area outside the neg. For the enlargements I will have the easel for the borders. Thanks.
     
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    The precise filtration will vary somewhat depending on the enlarger's light source. See test sample of a B&W neg done at 75Y, 75M. Raising the filters a bit more can yield more of a brown without the reddish overtones. Once you establish the correct exposure, you need to experiment with the filtration until you get something you like. A wide variety of tones is possible and you may find that what you like can vary with the specific image. Experiment a lot, keep good notes and let us see some results. O yeah, and have fun!

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    Bob,
    Thanks. Very nice tones. That is the kind of effect I am looking for. What format was the original?
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    Printed from a 6x7 neg T-Max 100.