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I've been trying to print negatives at home. Something I haven't done for years. They look terrible. At first I know I had terrible paper, so I changed it. Still terrible. The developer was old, so I changed it. Still awful and when I say awful I mean just a blur. I don't know what to do? Basically; help! I can only think it is the paper, which is new. I have some other new which I will try.

Desparate, John

closed as unclear what you're asking by mattdm, inkista, xiota, Michael C, scottbb Dec 17 '18 at 21:30

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    Are you darkroom printing? How’re your negs? Do they look sharp on the easel? Are you using an easel? Do you use a magnifier to ensure you have the best focus on the enlarger? What’re your exposure times? Fiber or RC paper? Can you post an example? – Hueco Dec 16 '18 at 2:56
  • Yes all of those things. But the pictures just aren't out of focus, they are a swirling mess. Focus I could understand. I wonder if I can post one. John – john perry Dec 16 '18 at 4:20
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    There’s a button called “edit” right up there under your question. Click that and upload a photo. – Hueco Dec 16 '18 at 4:26
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    "swirling mess"??? Do your contact prints look similar? – xiota Dec 16 '18 at 9:56
  • I think it would also be helpful if you describe your darkroom setup and your process. – mattdm Dec 16 '18 at 15:46

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