Color filters for B&W enlarger?

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  1. darin3200

    darin3200 TPF Noob!

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    When I bought by Beseler 23C II included was a box of "Beseler Variable Contrast Filters For Black and White Printing" and on the side is "Polycontrast Filters (Set of 7)". Does anyone know what these are used for?
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    When using variable contrast paper(most papers are) you use the filters to control the contrast. The VC paper when printing without a filter is about a #2 contrast. So anything below 2 lowers contrast and anything above increases contrast. The 23C can use either filters up in the filter slot near the lamp or filters that go below your lens. I like to use the filters near the lamp personally.
     

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