Quote Originally Posted by Simon R Galley View Post
As its marked ILFORD at Ilford in Essex then its coated pre 70's.

Very surprised you got anything on it.

Simon ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited :
I didn't try a sunlight exposure, but did use a "black light" bulb this morning that was left over from the grand kids Halloween party. For my one 8x10 neg. I found an exposure of 2.5 minutes about right for rendering the scene about as it was. I do seem to be having a hard time with maximum black be truly black. When I expose the negative to get good highlight and shadow rendering the edge of the paper that is outside the negative area still doesn't look jet-black after development. I tried some new developer and even gave it a little kick with some Potassium Hydroxide. It was a little better as to blacker blacks, but still not really black. Of course I'm not a PRO contact printer and might not know what the heck I'm doing, but I do think this paper will be usable for something. If nothing else it will be good for the grand kids to experiment and have fun with. Thanks again Simon. John