Best VC FB paper ? Ilford Warmtone in coldtone Developer?greenspun.com : LUSENET : B&W Photo - Printing & Finishing : One Thread
It's upgrading time!, since I'am thinking to change my paper/developer combination, this question. I red some good reviews about Ilford Multigrade FB Warmtone, only the tone is a bit to warm for me. Ideally I would like to come to neutral/warmtone after using selenium bath for Dmax enhancement. Does anybody have experiene with this paper in combination with a cooltone developer?
Thank you in advance,
Pascal van Heesch http://220.127.116.11/~pascal/
-- Pascal van Heesch (Pascalcaroline@hotmail.com), April 14, 2001
Pascal, you might try the Agfa MC111 paper in Photographer's Formulary 130 paper developer. A nice neutral to warm tone and deep blacks even without selenium toning.
-- John Welton (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 14, 2001.
I've tried Ilford Multigrade FB Warmtone in Ansco 130, a cool tone developer, and the results were a bit too greenish for my liking. I found that it gives a more pleasing hue of warm tone with Dektol.
-- Raja A. Adal (email@example.com), April 14, 2001.
Pascal, Maybe it's a too expensive solution, but a gold toner can cool down FB Warmtone to anywhere to deep blue. Using it after selenium extends your pallete to a broad spectrum of toning possibilities. Regards.
-- Cesar Barreto (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 14, 2001.
Until you actually try the paper you won't know if it will work for you, in your darkroom with your processing. If you are looking for a cooltone paper that is very maneuverable take a good look at Forte Polygrade V or the Forte warmtone. Bergger in both warm and coldtone is also a good choice. Both are able to be moved around a lot more than Ilford papers both in choice of developers and with toning after printing.
-- Dan Smith (email@example.com), April 14, 2001.