Safelight filters

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  1. cameragearforyou

    cameragearforyou Member

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    For B&W contact printing, what is the best safelight filter? Amber? red?
     
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    It's easier to see in amber, but red is required for several of the eastern European papers. I have two safelights, one with red, amber in the other. If I use a red-only paper I just turn off the amber light, otherwise I use both. No matter which you use, always test.