using Ilford Multigrade Art 300 Paper

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    I've been hearing great things about the Ilford Multigrade Art 300 Paper. I've got a piece going into an exhibition and was wondering if this is the right paper. The image contains a lot of fog, which I want to maintain perfectly white. The descriptions of this paper make it sound like a warmtone paper, which I don't want for this. Does anyone have any suggestions??
     
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    The base is indeed warmer than Multigrade IV. However, you can control the image tone with your choice of developer. A standard developer like Dektol or Bromophen giving warm tones, whereas a cold tone developer like Tetenal Eukobrom giving more neutral tones.

    I've been using Art 300 for the last few months and I think it's superb when you have the right subject matter. My first impressions are that very small details tend to get lost in the texture of the paper, so I use it for pictures that are carried by the larger scale graphics.

    FWIW, a couple of examples from my blog:

    http://www.geldurkal.blogspot.com/2012/04/ilford-multigrade-art-300.html

    http://www.geldurkal.blogspot.com/2012/07/priene.html
     
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