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    8x10 B&W Sheet-Films & Lodima B&W Paper.

    As I have ordered some Lodima grade 2 paper for contact-printing from 8x10 B&W negatives, I am curious about which film and developer combinations some of you like using for making contact prints?

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    Re: 8x10 B&W Sheet-Films & Lodima B&W Paper.

    Spell Lodima backwards, and you will discover the name of ideal developer for that paper.

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    Re: 8x10 B&W Sheet-Films & Lodima B&W Paper.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gem Singer View Post
    Spell Lodima backwards, and you will discover the name of ideal developer for that paper.
    The downside is that Amidol developers require scratch-mixing. I was actually enquiring about preferred B&W film and developer combinations out of curiosity, but you have made an interesting point about obtaining optimum processing of Lodima paper as well.

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    Re: 8x10 B&W Sheet-Films & Lodima B&W Paper.

    Keith,

    The Azo forum will give you lots of ideas about what works "well" for contact printing on Silver Chloride papers (Azo/Lodima). I use Kodak Tmax400 (the old stuff, because I have so much of it) and develop it in Pyrocat HD. I started using this combination after much research on the Azo forum and it has yet to disappoint me. The only other combination I tried was Tri-X HC-110 and I much preferred the results from TMY/Pyrocat HD.

    Others speak fondly of Ilford FP-4, and some of the efke/adox films.

    As they say, YMMV

    Good luck in your quest.

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    Re: 8x10 B&W Sheet-Films & Lodima B&W Paper.

    I use fp4+ and pyrocat hd, shuffle development by inspection 9-14 minutes

    You will probably want to order some grade 3 too.

    look at the azo forum and all of michael's writings.

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    Re: 8x10 B&W Sheet-Films & Lodima B&W Paper.

    For me, it's TMY-1 and TMY-2, FP-4 and HP-5. Film developed in Pyrocat-HD. For the Lodima, I have been using Formulary-130 (Ansco 130).

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