VC versus fixed grade with Pyrocat

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by fhovie, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. fhovie

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    I just got to spend a whole day in the dark room and l got to catch up on a few months of negatives. I had some prints l did on both VC RC paper and fixed grade fiber paper. All the negatives were done in pyrocat. I discovered that for the same contrast of fixed grade #2, I had to go to a #4 filter for the rc VC paper. I guess there is a real difference in how the stain works on different kinds of emulsions.
     
  2. Alex Hawley

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    There sure is and of course, it varies from paper to paper. The brown stain of pyrocat filters differently from that of PMK or ABC.