C-41 black and whites

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  1. hammy

    hammy TPF Noob!

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    I have some C-41 b/w negatives. Can these be enlarged like real/normal black and white or do they have to be printed like color?
     
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    They are just like B&W negs and you treat them as such.
    C41 B&W just uses colour processing methods (replace the silver with dye via colour couplers) to try and get finer grain.
    Instead of a tri-pack film with three primary colour layers there is just one layer and the dye is dense and virtually black.
     
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    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Ilford C-41 BW should be print on B&W paper and Kodak C-41 BW on color paper, Kodak has discontent their C-41 BW for printing on BW paper.


     
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    From what I remember when I used it, the T400CN needed a bit of a contrast boost when printing on b&w paper. I'm guessing their B&W C41 film would be similar, but I'm not really a good person to ask.

    Oh right. You didn't. How did I get here?
     
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    Thanks for the replies :)
    They are Kodaks.....hmm....
     
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    go to Kodak.com and take a closer look at your films.
     

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