|KODAK EKTALURE PAP
KODAK EKTALURE Paper is a medium-speed, single contrast, warm-tone,
double-weight, fiber-base paper. It is designed for making enlargements
and contact prints with reduced illumination. EKTALURE Paper is particularly
suited to portraiture and to display and salon work.
You can also use it for copy and restoration work, fine-art applications,
It is available in G surface in a variety of sheet sizes.
Warm brown-black image tone
Exceptional warm tones for prints without toning
Suitable for machine and tray processing
BASE AND SURFACE CHARACTERISTICS
Use a KODAK OC Safelight Filter (light amber) in a suitable safelight
lamp with a bulb of 15 watts or less at least 4 feet (1.2 metres) from
the paper. Minimize safelight exposure to avoid unwanted quality changes.
Be especially careful if you use other types of safelights.
See KODAK Publication No. K-4, How Safe Is Your Safelight? for
information on safelight testing.
Note: Do not use a KODAK OA Safelight Filter (greenish
STORAGE AND HANDLING
Store paper in a cool, dry place (preferably at or below 70F [21C]
and at a relative humidity of 30 to 50 percent). High temperatures or high
humidity may produce undesirable changes. Always rewrap unused paper in
its original packaging (the outer box as well as the inner wrapper) to
protect it from light and moisture. Avoid or shield the paper from exposure
to radioactivity or x-rays.
EXPOSURE Light Sources
Expose this paper with tungsten or tungsten-halogen enlarger lamps.
You can use other light sources, such as cool-white fluorescent lamps,
mercury-vapor lamps (cold light), or cathode-ray tubes. For best results,
make test prints to determine the exposure time for each light source.
ISO PAPER SPEED AND RANGE
Tray processed in the following developers at 68F (20C):
|EKTONOL (1 :1)
Tray develop with continuous agitation at 68F (20C),
using the appropriate dilution and development time
recommended in the following table.
* Lower contrast
(8 x 10-inch
|Developer 68F (20C)
|EKTAFLO, Type 2
| 1 :9
|Stop Bath-.65 to:75F (18 to 24C)
|fixer (single bath#)65 to 75F (1 8 to 24C)
|Non-hardening fixer (for general printing and for
Solution A (do not
use Solution B)
|Hardening fixers (for general printing&):
Rapid Fixer (Solution A and B)
|With Washing Aid-50 to 86F
(10 to 30C):
|Without Washing Aid-50 to 86F (10 to 30C):
tDiscard the solution when color changes to a purplish blue.
#To increase capacity, use two fixing baths.
&A hardening fixer may improve release on ferrotyping drums.
Bathe prints for at least 15 seconds at 65 to 75F (18 to 24C)
with continuous agitation in KODAK EKTAFLO Stop Bath, KODAK Indicator Stop
Bath, or 48 mL KODAK 28% Acetic Acid and water to make 1 L.
With EKTAFLO or Indicator Stop Bath, discard the solution when the
color changes to a purplish blue. Change Acetic Acid and water stop bath
after approximately twenty 8 x 10-inch prints per litre (eighty 8 x 10-inch
prints per gallon).
Fix prints at 65 to 75F (18 to 24C) with frequent agitation. With KODAK
Fixer and KODAFIX Solution, fix for 10 minutes if you use a single bath.
If you use two fixing baths, fix prints for 5 minutes in each bath, draining
for 5 seconds between baths.
With KODAK Rapid Fixer or POLYMAX T Fixer, fix for 5 minutes if you
use a single bath. If you use two fixing baths, fix prints for 21/z minutes
in each bath, draining for 5 seconds between baths.
Note: Using a hardening fixer makes toning less efficient.
For the same amount of processing time, you'll see less of a toning effect.
Wash for one hour in running water at 50 to 86F (10 to 30C), interleaving
the prints carefully and frequently. The wash-water flow rate should provide
at least one complete change of water in the container every 5 minutes.
The KODAK Automatic Tray Siphon provides proper movement and agitation
Avoid prolonged washing and soaking times to minimize physical damage
to the prints.
To reduce time and conserve water, use KODAK Hypo Clearing Agent before
washing. Transfer the prints, with or without a previous rinse, to the
clearing agent. Following the Hypo Clearing Agent, wash prints for 20 minutes
with agitation and normal water flow.
Remove as much surface water as possible from prints and dry the prints
in a dust-free place. Place prints face down on cheesecloth, fiberglass,
or plastic screen racks; between photo blotters; or on a belt dryer. Dry
at temperatures below 180F (82C) to avoid excessive curl and changes in
the gloss of the lustre surface.
Treatment with a toner extends the life of prints that may be exposed
to oxidizing gases or subjected to adverse storage or display conditions.
KODAK Toners will protect prints whether or not they produce a tone shift.
For more information on toning, see KODAK Publication G-23, Toning
KODAK Black-and-White Materials. It explains the technique of toning, and
describes Kodak toners and their effects on Kodak black-and-white papers
||Tone Shift with KODAK Toners
NOTICE: The sensitometric
curves and data in this publication represent product tested under the
conditions of exposure and processing specified. They are representative
of production coatings, and therefore do not apply directly to a particular
box or roll of photographic material. They do not represent standards or
specifications that must be met by Eastman Kodak Company. The company reserves
the right to change and improve product characteristics at any time.
Kodak has many publications to assist you with information on
Kodak products, equipment, and materials. The following publications are
available from Kodak through the order form in KODAK Publication No. L-1,
KODAK Index to Photographic Information. To obtain a copy of L-1,
send your request with $ 1 to Eastman Kodak Company, Department 412-L,
Rochester, New York 14650-0532.
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from the Kodak Information Center. Call:
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If you have questions about Kodak professional products,
E-30 Storage and Care of KODAK Photographic Materials-Before
and After Processing
G-23 Toning KODAK Black-and-White Materials
J-5 KODAK POLYMAX T Developer
and KODAK POLYMAX T Fixer
K-4 How Safe Is Your Safelight?
In the U.S.A.:
1-800-242-2424, Ext. 19, Monday-Friday 8
a.m.-8 p.m. (Eastern time)
1-800-465-6325, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Note: The Kodak materials described in this
publication for use with KODAK EKTALURE Paper are available from dealers
who supply Kodak professional products. You can use other materials, but
you may not obtain similar results.