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robinb
1st August 2010, 01:44 PM
hi

I have been offered a few boxes of old ilfochrome dated 2002,2006 & 2008
all kept on a shelf in darkroom
will this be ok or does it go off or will it be fine ?
any advice gratefully received

robin

Neil Smith
1st August 2010, 02:35 PM
Anything colour is less forgiving than B/W often it depends on storage and it's not unusual to have colour shifts that are impossible to correct in printing. The older stock is the most likely to show the worst problems you may be luckier with the newer stuff. It could be worth an experiment but I would be prepared for results with some colour shift, maybe you can use it for effect. It would be interesting to find out the results, so please post here.


Neil

RH Designs
1st August 2010, 03:23 PM
In my experience Ilfochrome goes off pretty quickly so I'd be doubtful if even the 2008 stuff is any good. I haven't printed any Ilfochrome for some years but I do recall having trouble with colour balance with out-of-date paper, and threw a fair bit out as a result :(.