With the pigment, I understand that the more pigment added, the higher the contrast? Would the contrast be effected greatly by dropping the pigment 50%?
Originally Posted by Andrew O'Neill
Thank you for the links those are very helpful.
Originally Posted by Jim Graves
I'm really new to carbon and using potassium dichromate in general to please bear with me. Right now I'm using about a 6% dichromate solution, would contrast be greatly effected by using a lower percentage or does the pigment have more control in that aspect? Would printing times be effected as well?
Originally Posted by paulie
Thank you everyone who has responded thus far, your posts have been very helpful and informative.
pigment will boost your balcks in the print and dichromate generally effects the highs/seperation
there only so much dichromate % makes a difference
but combined with pigment load you should be able to print almost any contrast neg
one of my favourite techniques is pre flashing the tissue before exposure, ruins the white border but really adds a tonal beauty to the print
your neg of course effects the overall contrast
better to get the neg right first