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Variable-contrast paper

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Black & white printing paper that changes contrast when exposed to different coloured light. A yellow filtered light produces lower contrast, while magenta increases contrast.

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A type of head of an enlarger that has a set of three colour filters (cyan/magenta/yellow) that can be adjusted to make a colour print from a negative or transparency. It can also be used to produce different paper grades using special variable contrast paper.
Kodaks name for variable contrast paper.