Lithprinting with cold-tone papers

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by martin_pistor, Jul 19, 2002.

  1. Anyone who has experiences with Lithprinting on cold-tone papers?
    meaning pure silver-bromide emulsion instead of silver-
    chloride/bromide. Did you ever try that?
  2. To the best of my knowledge, there hasn't been a pure bromide paper made since Agfa Brovira.

    Is there anyone out there who is really experienced in lith printing? I'd like for someone to write an article about it for my web site.
  3. I don't know of any paper discussed the difference when everything else was held equal.

    If you are making your own emulsion and coating paper yourself, gelatin to silver ratio seems an important variable. Smaller ratio (less gelatin) helps infectious development. You might not want to use such paper for regular printing, though.
  4. Ed: From what i have heard there is 1 pure bromide paper left, zone VI studios brilliant bromide. I just read about it a few weeks ago
    and am going to try some soon.
  5. Ok, folks, question answered
    yesterday I did a test with Classic Arts Polykaltton, wich, according to the manufacturers label is a silverbromide paper (and really shows a nice cold-blue tone if developed normally)without incorporated developers (infos at
    General result: lithable!
    Higher sensitivity compared to the according warmtone type. Quite nice, if you have to increase exposure several stops.
    Lith-colour: (Moersch lith set, 1/10 dilution)only a soft tone to yellow at the lights, a deep, little greenish black in the shadows.
    Seems to be worth some experiments with other dilutions.
    OK, thats it.
  6. Forte Bromofort is a bromide paper available at B&H and K&M
  7. It is my understanding that Oriental Seagull is a pure bromide paper, and Forte Neutral. This comes from Steve Ancell book on VC printing.
    Cache offered by Calumet is made by Oriental Seagull for Calumet. This was from the mouth of one of the reps at Calument.

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