Something different

Discussion in 'Alternative Processes' started by milkplus-mesto, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. milkplus-mesto

    milkplus-mesto Member

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    So, i've started developing my own paper and film, and i'm loving it, the question is, can i have some fun swapping the chemicals around - i know what i'm doing as far as cross processing films goes, but my question is, what would happen if I processed paper in film chemicals, or in a mixture of the two chemicals. I'm usinng Ilford Multigrade developer, and Ilford DD-X film developer.

    So, what would happen?
     
  2. David A. Goldfarb

    David A. Goldfarb Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Paper developers usually produce higher contrast with films than film developers, and film developers may produce higher fog and lower contrast with prints, but there have also been "universal" developers designed for both prints and film. Try it and see for yourself. Nothing is going to blow up!
     
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    I shall do, i've got some old film dev left over from the other day, i'll give it a go with that first. Test out my new enlarger.
     
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    The rule is, if you can't afford to lose it, follow the rules, otherwise the only thing you'll have spent is your time, and only you know the value of that.

    And if it all works, you've got something to show off and brag about here :D

    I've got a few rolls of C41 35mm film I got for a quid a pop a while back, so I might do something of the same after I've devloped a load of 120 at the weekend
     
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    'cross' processing

    Which reminds me that a number of years ago, thanks to an article in a photographic related journal, I was tempted to try and replicate the results acquired by the author when he used Dektol at (about) 1:31 for (about) 20 min at 20°C for processing his B/W film... a dilution that made a considerable financial benefit with more than respectable results. I plead guilty to procrastination and will now have to find that article for a re-read.

    Ken