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    Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow Effects

    We use a color head to print and set everything to zero. What effects will using Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow produce? I'm also posting this in the darkroom forum.

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    Effects of Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow

    We use a color head to print and set everything to zero. What effects will using Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow produce? I'm also posting this in the B&W Film, Paper, Chemistry Forum. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3 Olives View Post
    We use a color head to print and set everything to zero. What effects will using Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow produce? I'm also posting this in the darkroom forum.
    I assume your talking B&W materials here, for colour materials it affects the colour balance.

    If your using multi grade or variable grade papers the colour will affect contrast, see the documentation for the paper to see what different filter settings with do.

    With graded papers there should be no difference.
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    Yes, B&W.

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    Dear 3 Olives,

    Up to a point contrast on multigrade papers is affected as follows:
    More magenta = more contrast
    More yellow = less contrast

    Leave the cyan at zero.

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    If you are using this to print black and white negatives on black and white paper, then you can use the magenta and yellow filters to control contrast on VC paper. Kodak and Ilford used to give recommendations as to which filtration would give a certain contrast grade, I'm sure you can find it through their websites or Google.
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    Moderators As this thread is aimed at B&W printing then it might help the OP if the two treads were merged? One is in the Colour area but colour printing info isn't relevant

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    Two threads merged... no need to post in two forums.



 

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