Perfect negatives for Lodima paper?

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  1. StigHagen

    StigHagen Member

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    What are the variables for making perfect negatives for Lodima (Grade 3)? Im going to do contact printing first time. Thanks :smile:
     
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  2. jnanian

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    hey there

    the website that sells lodima paper has a huge section on perfect negatives
    developers &c for lodima paper ... it is in the "writings" section at http://www.michaelandpaula.com

    good luck !
    john
     
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    I have never been able to judge which contrast grade of paper I will use until I print the negative. Sometimes negatives that look hopelessly thin to me will only print well on grade 2. Other times a seemingly bulletproof negative prints better on grade 3. My advice: get your hands on some Lodima grade 2.