3rd June 2004, 12:42 AM
colour neg to b n w prints
can someone kindly explain to me how the printing of b n w prints on coloured paper works? as in use coloured film but print in b n w... and also what's the diff between using b n w cn process film and colour film as they're both processed in the same way... what abt the diff between traditional b n w and cn processed b n w?
any help will be much appreciated...
3rd June 2004, 01:01 AM
B&W CN film are black and white film which can be developed in C-41 chemistry, which is that of ordinary colour negative film. They are processed the same way but when printing, the B&W will give you B&W (or sepia depending on the type of paper used and whether the technician help you correct), the colour film gives you ordinary colour print. Traditional B&W films looks more crisp with greater contrast, B&W CN films look murkier, the blacks look grey and the white looks grey, but this is just my opinion.
Printing B&W from colour film can be done, but I assume the printer first digitally convert your colour negative to black and white through some software.
3rd June 2004, 01:07 AM
Originally Posted by justarius
in other words, b n w prints developed frm b n w cn film will be different frm that of coloured film right?
3rd June 2004, 01:17 AM
I haven't seen any B&W prints from colour negatives before, so I'm not really qualified to comment...
3rd June 2004, 09:38 AM
i have anyhow gone to a shop and anyhow printed b/w prints from colour negs b4. it was duck race 2002. the prints look ok =)