[pure-silver] Re: Ilfochrome

I print a LOT of Cibachrome. The process is very simple, four steps, dev, bleach, fix, wash. All at 86 deg F. A JOBO is the way to go however as P3 Ciba process works great as one-shot. Also with one- shot, every print is the same as there is no replenishment needed.


I use the low contrast (CF.1k) 20x24 Ciba paper (cut it down if I need smaller sizes) which keeps me from having to make contrast masks 99% of the time. I think they changes the number from CF.1k to CPS.1k. I still have 100+ sheets of 20x24 CF.1k. I'm also lucky as my local photo supplier stocks the 20 liter P3 chemistry. The economical way is to buy the 20 liter P3 kits and you mix only the amount that you need. The mixed chemistry will keep for six months in tanks with floating lids however. As long as you have a color head or can insert filters (only yellow & magenta are needed), you'll be fine.

E-mail me privately for more info.

:-)

Jim



On Aug 2, 2008, at 7:51 PM, ERoustom wrote:

Hello Pure Silver List,

I have a B&W darkroom with a condensing enlarger and I'm wondering if I might be able to print Ilfochromes without having to buy more stuff!? How difficult is the Ilfochrome process? Is it practical in a basic B&W darkroom? A year and a half of black and white, and I'm starting to crave color. I might end up with an ink jet... but I'd rather find an analogue process.

Thanks,

Elias
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