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    Oriental Panchromatic RP F

    I see in the 1991 Calumet catalog there once was the above enlarging paper.

    I quote, "This high gloss resin coated enlarging paper produces warm black-toned B&W prints from color negatives. Needs total darkness or special safelights."

    Every enlarger I have seen leaks light like crazy, how would you use this paper?

    What special safelight?

    When I make enlarged X-Ray negs I cover my DIY head in a black light tight cloth and check for light leaks.


    Anybody ever use this paper and how?

    How do you do enlarged negs?
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    Re: Oriental Panchromatic RP F

    Although I never tried the Oriental product, I did work my way through a pack of Panalure RC, which was Kodak's paper for making B&W prints directly from color negatives. My recollection is that it wasn't so much more sensitive to stray light that I had to take any special precautions with my enlarger. Perhaps others had a different experience.

    I've never made enlarged negatives so can't add anything from experience on that.

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    Re: Oriental Panchromatic RP F

    Like Oren said, I used Panalure back in the day, which required a Kodak #10 safelight filter, same as for printing on color paper, and you don't need to be any more concerned about stray light than with any other enlarging paper.

    http://motion.kodak.com/KodakGCG/upl...light_1106.pdf

    Making enlarged negatives is a separate subject. I would first make a B&W interpositive from your color negative, then enlarge it onto sheet film of the desired size.

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    Re: Oriental Panchromatic RP F

    Never knew Oriental made a pan paper. I used both Panalure and Panalure Repro (lower contrast) in my lab days. Not difficult to use, as other people have said. They got the job done when nothing else would. In fact I could use some nowadays, but both Kodak papers have been gone for probably fifteen years; the fiber-base version was gone long before that.

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    Re: Oriental Panchromatic RP F

    Yes I make internegs and sometimes enlarged prints that are negative.

    Also positive x-ray for a backlit window going up shortly. 28x44 inches.







    Quote Originally Posted by photog_ed View Post
    Like Oren said, I used Panalure back in the day, which required a Kodak #10 safelight filter, same as for printing on color paper, and you don't need to be any more concerned about stray light than with any other enlarging paper.

    http://motion.kodak.com/KodakGCG/upl...light_1106.pdf

    Making enlarged negatives is a separate subject. I would first make a B&W interpositive from your color negative, then enlarge it onto sheet film of the desired size.
    sin eater

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