Processes for Photographic Paper

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  1. pinholephoto

    pinholephoto TPF Noob!

    Dec 4, 2009
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    I want to know if i need wash as a last step in developing paper. I also want to know how long to keep the paper in each of the chemicals. One last thing, do you recommend getting the safelight below and putting it in a regular fixture and have a safelight or do i need something else like a filter. Also after the chemical baths are done how do i put the image from the photographic paper onto a regular printing photo paper?

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  2. 1986

    1986 TPF Noob!

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    Yes you need to wash after the Fix bath. I wash for about ten minutes. When developing times may differ for what chemicals you are using.

    For me:
    Ilford paper developer--- two minutes
    Kodak stop----thirty seconds
    Ilford rapid fix---two minutes
    Wash---ten minutes

    Putting the bulb you show in a fixture will probably work. If your paper starts to fog then you might want to buy a safe light with a filter.

    Your last question I do not understand. You asked in another post about pin hole cameras so I assume that the paper you are asking about is coming out of the pinhole camera. If this is true then it is a one shot deal. you only have that one photo. You could scan it into the computer and print more, I suppose. If you use a negative in the camera then you could print more copies but you would need an enlarger for that.

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