Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/04/06

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Printing C-41 black/white
From: John Brownlow <>
Date: Sat, 6 Apr 2002 10:32:50 -0500
References: <000901c1dd47$596a26b0$7700a8c0@sture>

On 4/6/02 wrote:

>Yesterday i tried to print some XP2 (black and white with the C41
>process) negatives. There are a very weak red tone on the negatives
>which does'nt look nice. How can i get rid of it ? I tried to run the
>printer in only black and white mode. But that did'nt work. I tried to
>find something in photoshop but with no luck.

It is *very* hard to get rid of these kinds of color casts.

One way is to experiment with converting to a duotone before printing. I
forget the exact settings that work well but there are lots of references
on the web. You don't get a particularly neutral print but you lose the
obnoxious crossovers.

Some people with this printer print b+w using only the black ink in 2880
dpi mode and report great success.

I presume you are converting to grayscale before printing?

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John Brownlow

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