RE: Fortepan

From: Sandy King ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 02/27/04-08:26:17 AM Z
Message-id: <a0602041abc65012cb5b5@[]>


Yes, I have been testing with Pyrocat-HD, and also with ABC Pyro. ABC
gives much larger grain than Pyrocat-HD but develops more contrast
for blue sensitive processes like AZO and graded papers. On the other
hand ABC does not produce a lot of image stain so for UV processes
you get more contrast with Pyrocat.


> > -----Original Message-----
>> From: Sandy King []
>> Yes, Fortepan film is available in the US. I have been involved in a
>> lot of film testing over the past month or so for a book project and
>> it is one of the films that I tested. It performs about on a par with
>> Ilford HP5+, which means that it is an ok film for medium and high
>> contrast scenes but something of a dog with low contrast lighting.
>> This is due to the fact that after a certain point of development the
>> contrast levels out and further time in the development merely
>> increases density, but not contrast. For printing with processes like
>> carbon, kallitype, palladium and Pt/Pd I would reserve it primarily
>> for high and medium contrast scenes.
>I assume you used your PyrocatHD developer on Fortepan and HP5+ in above
Received on Fri Feb 27 08:27:21 2004

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : 03/02/04-11:35:10 AM Z CST