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    Ilforchrome troubleshoot

    If any one can help I'd appreciate it.

    I tried Ilfochrome again today, the chemicals say they'll last 3 years and the papers been kept properly.

    On my first go I used settings from a successful print with the same batch of paper and chemicals.

    The print, well, piece of paper came out all over deep dark magenta, not even the faintest trace of a picture.. any ideas?

    Bad paper? Bad chems? I know these settings work for another print of mine which makes me think it's not the exposure end.

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    Never mind.. papers a year and a half out of date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossawilson1 View Post
    Never mind.. papers a year and a half out of date.
    Depends on storage conditions. I have used this paper 5 years out of date and gotten good results. It does shift toward magenta requiring filter changes and more exposure.

    Bob
    "I always take a camera, That way I never have to say 'Gee, look at that - I wish I had a camera'" -Joe Clark, H.B.S.S.

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    Oh.. I'm not even getting an image right now, just a deep dark megenta/red piece of paper.

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    Test your chemistry by running a totally fogged strip and a totally unexposed strip. The fogged one should be white and the unexposed one should be black if the chemistry is good. If both are still red it is probably the chemistry. If one is red (unexposed) and one is white, then it is probably the paper.

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    ilfochrome troubleshoot

    See if you exposed it through the back side of the paper..
    Did any stray light hit the paper, possibly red light of some kind?
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    John may have hit the nail on the head: you might be exposing the paper through the base; check to make sure that the paper is emulsion side-up on the easel.

    Quote Originally Posted by John Meyer View Post
    See if you exposed it through the back side of the paper..
    Did any stray light hit the paper, possibly red light of some kind?
    John

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    Guys;

    If it were exposed through the base, there should still be an image! At least that is my take on this.

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    I'm 99% sure it wasn't exposed through the base, I'm pretty careful with that and when it goes into the drum I make sure the easel up side faces the center of the drum. When I took it out of the drum it was the right way up.

    I will try the fogging method today and post my results later, thanks for all the ideas so far!

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    Tried the fogging thing along with an unexposed piece of paper.. nope, same exact thing on both bits.

    Then I dumped the chemicals and made some new ones being super extra carfeul.. always am but still, anyway same exact thing.

    This must be the concentrates right? I need new chems and paper don't I?

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