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    Question A Question For Lodima Users.

    Today, I placed an order for 100 sheets of Grade 2 8x10 inch size Lodima paper. Some of you may have already tried this paper for trials and I was wondering how you make your contact-prints and how you process this paper compared with regular B&W papers like Ilford Multigrade or Galerie?

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    Re: A Question For Lodima Users.

    I think most of your answers will be found here:

    http://www.michaelandpaula.com/mp/AzoForum/default.asp

    take a little time and look through the threads

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    Re: A Question For Lodima Users.

    Place paper on proofer. Place negative on paper. Lower glass. Turn on light. Turn off light.

    I'm a Neanderthal who likes Lodima in plain ol' Dektol. 2 minutes, although the image comes up fast. Water stop. Fix. Water holding bath

    Second fix in fresh fixer. Tone in selenium 1:20 (stronger than civilized printers use) until midtones start to turn cool, then into a water bath. Hypoclear a bunch and wash for an hour.

    Prints are gorgeous. And once you've got a system of light height and rough exposure time, you can get a final print on about the second or third try. Blazingly fast and material-efficient.

    Dry down is 10 pewrcent, by the way. Typical of most papers out there.
    Bruce Barlow
    author of "Finely Focused" and "Exercises in Photographic Composition"
    www.brucewbarlow.com

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    Re: A Question For Lodima Users.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Barlow View Post
    Place paper on proofer. Place negative on paper. Lower glass. Turn on light. Turn off light.

    I'm a Neanderthal who likes Lodima in plain ol' Dektol 2 minutes, although the image comes up fast. Water stop. Fix. Water holding bath

    Second fix in fresh fixer. Tone in selenium 1:20 (stronger than civilized printers use) until midtones start to turn cool, then into a water bath. Hypoclear a bunch and wash for an hour.

    Prints are gorgeous. And once you've got a system of light height and rough exposure time, you can get a final print on about the second or third try. Blazingly fast and material-efficient.

    Dry down is 10 percent, by the way. Typical of most papers out there.
    The actual processing seems to be fairly standard then. Good news so far.
    Thanks Bruce.

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    Re: A Question For Lodima Users.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Schmidt View Post
    I think most of your answers will be found here:

    http://www.michaelandpaula.com/mp/AzoForum/default.asp

    take a little time and look through the threads
    I will take a look, thanks for the link.

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    Re: A Question For Lodima Users.

    Read my articles on Azo and "On Printing." They are in the "Writings" section at http://www.michaelandpaula.com.

    Those articles should answer all of your questions.
    But if they do not, let me know and I will try to answer any other questions you may have.

    Michael A. Smith

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