Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/07/03

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Subject: Re: [Leica] B&W Papers
From: "Bryan Caldwell" <>
Date: Sat, 3 Jul 1999 05:42:00 -0700

Perhaps some of the B&W printers here can give me some advice. Since the
demise (I know, it's available again - but not in my area) of Oriental
paper, I've been using primarily Ilford Multi Grade Fiber papers. But, I
recently bought a beautiful Lietz Focomat 1C and so have switched from my
long-time diffusion enlarger back to a condensor. My problem is that the
Ilford paper just doesn't spot well. As careful as I am, I find that with a
condensor enlarger I usually need to do at least a little print spotting.
The Ilford paper just doesn't seem to absorb the conventional Spotone dyes.
I'm not using a hardening fixer.

If I could get some feedback here, it could save me a lot of brand testing.



- ----- Original Message -----
From: Guy Bennett <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, July 03, 1999 4:58 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Travel Security

> >Alastair Firkin  wrote:
> >
> >>Didn't they get you at the Commonwealth Games ?>>>>>>>>
> >
> >
> >Jeeesh,
> >
> >I'm never going to live this one down. :)
> >
> >OK folks for the  second time....
> >
> >
> >LA 84 Olympics and Kuala Lumpur  Commonwealth Games 98! Both R's 4 and 8
> >
> >ted
> ted,
> where HAVEN'T they got you???
> guy