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    Quote Originally Posted by PVia View Post
    Thomas,

    Do you use a red safelight with the Emaks...?

    How about the Slavich...anyone?

    Thanks...

    Some folks have reported using an OC with both without issues, but I use a Red. My issue with EMAKS VC is what filter set to use. I have Ilford and Dupont, the Dupont 9 and 10 seem to work best for grade 4. Freestyle sells a set for EMAKS, has anyone used them?

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    Red safelight is mandatory for Emak. That paper is beautiful and is at his best with toning.

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    Just checked the descriptions again. It said that Emak was compatible with Red or OC safelights??? It said the Slavich was Red light only in big, red letters, exclamation point...LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by PVia View Post
    Thomas,

    Do you use a red safelight with the Emaks...?

    How about the Slavich...anyone?

    Thanks...

    I'm using a old kindermann screw in type red safelight + safelight torch and, did some lith prints (looong development times) the other night on Emaks and didn't see a hint of fogging. If your unsure do a safelight test by putting a piece of paper out in your work area, put something on top like a coin and expose it for awhile to the safelight. Then develop, fix the paper and take a look at it under good light. If you can't tell where the object was you're good to go.
    Last edited by paxette; 03-11-2008 at 04:58 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Red safelight yes. Not even a question for me. I always use red safelight no matter what paper I use.
    If anything I don't want the safelight to be a limiting factor in what paper I use. I do think, however, that it's the variable contrast cousin of Emaks - Varycon - that absolutely needs a red safelight.

    Point is, it's beautiful paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PVia View Post
    Thomas,

    Do you use a red safelight with the Emaks...?

    How about the Slavich...anyone?

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    Interesting regarding safelight and the Emaks....I read about the red safeligh only warning, and for a good many prints I used just red. However, as I like to develop to completion, I found that using on the red safe light made observation of the black tones a bit tough. Thus, I took out a sheet of Emaks, turned on the usual OC that I use for Ilford MG, and after a few minutes, developed the sheet. To my pleasure, I noted no fog. For succeeding prints I used BOTH the red and the OC safelights....no evidence at all of any fog on any of the prints. My OC light is in the ceiling, probably about 5-6 feet away from the enlarger easel; perhaps I was lucky without knowing why. I have NOT tried the OC light with the Slavich, but I think I will do an experiment with one sheet just to see if there is any effect. Of course, I have noted the warnings regarding red safe light only with Slavich as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PVia View Post
    Thomas,

    Do you use a red safelight with the Emaks...?

    How about the Slavich...anyone?

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    Paul, I've used both papers and use the red safelight as my standard.

    I have noticed that the E-Maks graded is a little warmer than the Slavich. This is after Selenium toning 1:20 for about 6 minutes. I also found a slight difference in tone between the single weight Slavich and the double weight. All of my work was developed in Ansco 130 and fixed in TF-4. Both these papers are very good in my opinion. Take a look in my gallery if you would like to see some results.

    Jim

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    Emaks is great and it tones well in gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PVia View Post
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    How about the Slavich...anyone? </snip>
    I have printed on Slavich Bromportrait and loved it! Most of all, I love the wonderful texture of the paper. It also has very little dry-down and responds quite well to Selenium. I've used it with a red safelight only.

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    Alright, I couldn't decided so I ordered 25 sheet packs of the Fotokemika Emaks, the Slavich Unibrom, and the Slavich Bromportrait. All grade 2 for now just to try them out and since the majority of my prints so far I have been happiest with at grade 2 (yes, I have tried printing all on 3 and 4 as well for comparison). Also picked some Kentmere Rapid Selenium Toner and Ilford Warmtone Developer
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