Foma Warmtone Classic FB Paper

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  1. PhilipRingler

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    I'm wondering what sorts of results I could get from selenium toning Foma warm-tone classic fiber based paper? It has a lovely sepia-ish tone to it already, but I really want to deepen the blacks. Also what developers would be best to get maximum black out of that particular paper?
     
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    strong selenium toner give a eggplant tone , lower dilution help to take the green cast if you ever add some.
     
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    1 minute in Harman Selenium 1+3 gives reddish/eggplant tones. 4 minutes makes the image cooler, although still with a touch of red/brown, and deepens the shadows further. I've only tried Ilford MG developer 1+9 with this paper, but 2 minutes development time on the glossy finish paper gives good, deep blacks.

    Ian
     
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    My findings are similar to Ian's, although I don't tone it these days I prefer the 'duo' colour I get by developing it in a mix of Ilford's WT/CT developers. I would certainly endorse the 2 minute dev. time.
     
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    The best combination I've found with this paper is Ilford Harman Cooltone developer then selenium toning. The cooltone developer produces pretty much neutral shadows and the Harman selenium (at 1+9) then produces really deep, dark shadows with only a hint of reddening if you leave the paper in the selenium for a long time.

    Unfortunately Ilford Harman Cooltone has been dropped but there's still a little left in the channel if you search around.

    I had hoped that Dokumol would be a good replacement developer but it produces noticeably green tones.

    Barry
     
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    That's annoying! I bought a bottle of Dokumol recently to try with this paper and Kentmere Fineprint VC, which is my other "new" paper.

    Ian
     
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    I forget to tamk about developer . This paper is quite sensitive to different developer.
    And even sensitive to developer dilution. I try it with tetenal Warm tone developer 1+9, 1+19 and 1+29 with great result and nice tone get warm red at owr dilution. by the way I the develoment is longer.
     
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    As a replacement for Harman CT I use tetnal Eukobrom with Foma WT. It gives good neutral to cool blacks on the warm tone base and can be cooled off further in selenium 1+20.