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    Tom,
    Per the mixing instructions: 1 litre will do 13 8x10's.
    The P3.5 kit is a 5 litre kit.
    Your milage will vary depending on how you process.
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    Dave,

    How are you processing your paper?

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    Hi Tom,
    For all sizes up to 16 inches wide, I use the Ilford processor ICP42, without the drying unit.
    For everything bigger, I use the Jobo CPP2 and print drums.
    Ready to take the leap?
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    Dave,

    I don't have a darkroom at the moment, but am interested in trying Ilfochromes when I get a new darkroom set up next year, were I should have more space. I've done some printing on Fuji Crystal Archive with good results in a Nova slot tank. However, as (going on UK prices) an 8x10 Ilfochrome costs about six times as much as a RA-4 print to produce, it would be nice if I could get some idea of the learning curve involved.

    It sounds like you're doing large prints. What films would you recommend for Ilfochrome printing?

    Tom.

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    Tom,
    I guess the actual amount of time you take to produce acceptable results depends upon your expectations.
    Starting with 8x10's will keep your learning costs lower.
    I started learning without any water temp bath.
    I heated my chems in glass measuring cups and used that Beseler drum rotator. I was getting nice results after a few tries, but they were'nt very consistent.
    For that you need one of the processors.
    What film you use isn't as important as what the overall tonal range is of the image.
    Try some softly lit close-ups without any harsh shadows.
    But realize one thing: the more intense the color in the original, the more Ciba will punch it!
    Maybe start with Provia, or Kodak G100.
    Get that bad boy set up!
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