Starting fitlration for printing Kodak BW400CN?

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Wolfeye, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. Wolfeye

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    I have a nice Kodak BW400CN negative that I want to try printing, but haven't a clue what color settings to start out with. Kodak's guide says to use whatever you print Porta with and add 5M. Useless to me as I almost never shoot Portra. :smile:

    Anyone print this stuff and have a good start point? I'm printing to Fuji (of course) Crystal Archive type C paper.

    Should I post this in the color forum?
     
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    So, this is a C41 processed BW neg, but you are going to print it to colour paper? Why?
     
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    It has an orange mask and won't print easily on normal b&w paper. :sad:
     
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    I don't have a dichro color head, but BW400CN prints just fine on my condenser Omega D2 enlarger to regular B&W paper, no special treatment needed. You might want to bump up the contrast one filter grade, but even that may not be necessary.