Looking for FAST!!!! lith paper

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Jersey Vic, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. Jersey Vic

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    Hi all-I've some dense negs I'm looking to lith print large (20x24) and am looking for a paper that's faster than my usual slooow emaks varycon and fomatone choices.

    Thanks in advance

    Victor
     
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    Kentmere Fineprint warmtone is the fastest paper I've used
     
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    Hi Victor,
    the "new" fomatone MG is very fast. I need only 4-5 minutes for my lith-prints.
     
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    I've tried that Kentmere Warmtone too. With an 80*F strong lith bath, you should be in single digit minutes.

    Beautiful in lith too.

    - Thomas
     
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    Dear APUG: Have I told you I love you today?
    Thanks for the quick and useful answers.. I just happen to have some of both in stock.
     
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    Ran some tests on the Kentmere Fineprint WT,,very interesting and the most lithy effect of anything I've used to date. Almost pure B&W in fotospeed but a bit more color in the Arista powder 1:10.
     
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    Interesting, if you look in my gallery (and Tom's) you will see a number of prints with that combo. Mine were all in Maco/Rollei/Labor Partner. I haven't tried different developers. I have some Arista powder. I'll have to try mixing it up.
     
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    20x24 ? Try the Oriental you have. It's the old one.
    :smile:
     
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    I'd love to use it Guillaume but I'm using 1/2 sheets (for Horizon negs) and cutting it in half would be a waste of that wonderful vintage 20x24 paper + I know the soft spot you have in your heart for the H-202:smile:
     
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    Update: the fomatone is also fast enough now that I'm mixing my Arista Lith (powdered) developer alot stronger -aka 1:7 + 1 part old brown and keeping my tray warm alla Mr. Bertilsson.

    Thanks All.
    Victor