First time printing
I just recently acquired a free darkroom (really old stuff, but everything seems functional). I have several developing tanks & reels, a couple of DeJur enlargers, trays, tongs, etc. Pretty much everything except a safelight. I purchased a Pentax ME off of ebay for $34 shipped, shot a couple roles of TMax 100, purchased the chemicals and developed the first role. It didn't come out that great as I had a hard time with the film wrinkling up when loading on the SS reel. I found with the second reel I developed that I was pulling the film onto the reel and I believe the trick is to feed it on without any pressure in either direction. The second reel came out great.
Then last night I proceeded to print proof sheets of the negatives, the came out great.
Then I made a test strip and then the print I've attached. It's quite muddy. Does anyone have any advice?
Perhaps it's my safelight (I used the red led on one of those headlamps that you can buy at Walmart).
I'm using Kodak chemicals i.e. D76 & Dektol.
Thanks for the help.
Last edited by FingerLakesMark; 01-27-2013 at 08:49 PM. Click to view previous post history.