Fomapan for alt processes?

Discussion in 'Alternative Processes' started by Jerevan, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. Jerevan

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    Does anyone of you use Fomapan 100 for alt processes? I am curious whether it builds enough contrast. I was thinking of using it for my salt printing. Thankful for any tips, experience or pointers.
     
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    I use the 4x5 fomapan 100 for both silver gelatin and cyanotype/kallitype.
    I like it and find it to print easily for me. Then again, these aren't the most demanding mediums.
     
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    Can you share with us your usual EI and processing for this film when used for palladium? It would provide a starting point for others.
     
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    Certainly.

    I soup my Fomapan 200 in Pyrocat HD, 1:1:100, Jobo Expert drum, slowest possible rotation, 11 mins @ 75f (that's what my dial thermometer says, but I think the thermometer is running hot - the thermostat on my Jobo CPA is set to 70). I shoot at 100.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I bought some of the Fomapan 100 and I'll see if it works for the salt printing. I'll post my results in due time.
     
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    Please do post the results. With the probably demise of Forte papers, I'm beginning salt printing again and would like an alternative to Efke PL100 for my film.
    juan