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 Adventures in Lith Printing and Alternative Process Photography


Making a test  Lith Print


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Okay, so the time for talking is done, its time to get down to the nitty-gritty of the test print. I'll explain how I did mine which you can then adapt for your own. For the original of the flower shot I exposed for 40 seconds at f11 at maximum head elevation. So I set up the enlarger exactly the same and opened up the lens 2 stops. I then exposed for 10 second bursts to form the test strip giving an extra burst at the end to bring the first band up to 20 seconds. Having set the developing timer to five minutes just to give me an indication of time, I put the paper into the tray and adjutate constantly. After 3 1/2 minutes I was getting worried because the print was still blank, but after 4 minutes I started to see the feint outline of the print, at 5 minutes I could see a lot of black so I removed the print to the stop solution and processed as normal.


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This is the Flower test print

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This is the Forte test print

Looking at the print I chose to go on 30 seconds for the flower print and re expose a working print.
 
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Introduction to Black and White Photography - www.danmassey.co.uk

 

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