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    Multigrade paper with a color enlarging head

    Dear All
    I would like to obtain your suggestion about using a color enlarging head with multigrade paper. Which setting should be used to obtain different grades or do you suggest to use filters to obtain the same effect. I use ILFORD multigrade paper, and minolta color enlarger II.

    Thanks to all replies.

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    There should be a sheet of thin paper within every pack of enlarging paper. That sheet gives the approximate filtration settings for the most common colour heads.
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    If you have thrown the instruction sheet away, browse to the Ilford site at http://www.ilfordphoto.com/products/...graphic+Papers - select the FACT SHEETS menu and download the PDF titled CONTRAST CONTROL FOR MULTIGRADE PAPERS.

    Have fun, Bob.

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    Dear Pedro,

    I would like to suggest that you stop thinking in terms of paper grades if you are going to use VC paper. Add or reduce contrast as you think necessary.

    Neal Wydra

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    I am using Ilford MG paper with a Saunders color head. This combo works really well.

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    Pedro

    Bob mentioned the Ilford article. It is very good, but if you like to calibrate your head to the ISO grades, rather than the manufacturer's filter numbers, I suggest to download a sample chapter from my book for free.

    You'll find 'Contrast Control with Color Enlargers' on my webpage in the 'Book' section.
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    www.darkroomagic.comrorrlambrec@ymail.com[/URL]
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    I work only with color but your article made me want to try some B&W.

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    That's great!

    Thanks a lot for the feedback.
    I have downloaded the book chapter to read and make some tests. I have still the instructions of ILFORD so I will take a look to it.
    Pedro

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    Dear Pedro,

    If it will help... pm me your home address and I will post you a multigrade manual

    Simon ILFORD Photo / HARMAN tcehnology Limited

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    I have printed B&W with a color head and I think it is a pain in the butt. Keep it simple, use the right B&W filters for the job. Thats what they are made for.
    DIGITAL IS FOR THOSE AFRAID OF THE DARK.

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