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Old 08-25-2009   #8
Roger Hicks
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Originally Posted by Leigh Youdale View Post
I'm just in the process of starting to print digital scans from film negs too. One thing I've found in the past is that my local (Fuji) colour lab usually prints B&W with a slight blue cast. Something to do with the colour paper and the chemicals I think.
They could equally well print with any other cast, or even (with enough effort) neutral. On my suggestion, one lab I used always went for warm, to the point of sepia.

Something that's worth knowing is that there are no neutral black (and hence grey) chromogenic dyes. These are something of a Holy Grail. Kodak apparently developed one once, but I don't think they've ever used it. Or maybe it didn't work as well as they'd hoped.


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