Girla Obscura (nymphie) wrote in orange_light,
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50 pack of 11x 14 Ilford color paper

I didn't read the auction carefully and accidentally bought a 50 pack of 11x 14 Ilford color paper off of Ebay. I don't really want to try to resell it on Ebay because it seemed like color stuff wasn't doing really well but it hasn't been opened yet and has been in the cool AC house since it arrived. So anyway, I'm trying to decide what to do with it. Should I

A) Buy the needed chemicals since my enlarger head will do color- I've never done it, is it really hard or is it moderately easy to figure out if you're comfortable in a black and white darkroom? I know a little, like you do it in complete darkness and there's different chemicals...

B) Donate the paper to a local photo place. Could they even use it? Never done that before.

C) Do some sort of other experiments with it with different chemical concotions (sp?)- know of any websites or ideas that would work?

D) Sell it to one of you guys for about what I paid for it on Ebay- Don't remember specifically but I think it was $15 plus s/h. (I can take paypal if anyone wants it).
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I don't know where you live, but have you thought about renting a darkroom? I know there are places where they are available for rent. My first suggestion would be to go find the nearest college or community college and either see if they'll let you use the dark room (possibly for a fee) or if not, see if you can sell the paper to some student.

Most color labs (at the schools I've been to) have machines that do all the processing for you as far as color goes.

Good luck.

-T
Hmmm, it's something to think about in the future. I know of places, but they're only black and white. Someone ended up buying the paper off of me so I guess next time :). Thanks!