Cost From Negative to Print
A posting on another thread in the forum got me to calculate the cost per liter of 2% stop using Kodak Glacial Acetic Acid: 15 cents. So out of curiosity I computed the cost of developing and printing a single frame of 35mm Ektar. The results are 83 cents using 8x10 CA and 99 Cents using Kodak Supra. The total includes the cost of the film - 12 cents. The developers, fix, blix, stabilizer, and stop were calculated as "one shot" and the C-41 bleach was calculated reusing it once.
Although bracketing and test prints are not figured in, the cost of making an 8x10 print from negative to paper isn't that bad
Note: All chemistry was Kodak in the volumns typically purchased by home users. The higher costs of Kodak's 2.7 Liter C-41 Bleach ($38.95) is included.
Last edited by Tom Taylor; 02-05-2010 at 01:19 AM. Click to view previous post history.
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