Your paper and the developer?

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  1. baachitraka

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    Mine at present are Adox MCP 310 and Adox Adotol Liquid NE. In future, I will switch to Adox MCC 110.
     
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    hallo

    kentmere pe glossy in dektol
    efke emaks in dektol
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    Forte Polywarmtone and ID-78, when the Polywarmtone runs out then most lkely Fomatone MG C;assic.

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    ilford pq universal seems to be a fine combination with ilford papers... dektol seems ok, maybe not that much different. curious about amidol developer, wondering how much of a noticable difference any of it makes in the end unless you are developing with diluted sollutions or maybe warmtone developers.
     
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    Ilford WT Fibre and MGIV Fibre in Ansco/PF 130 about 2 min 45 s, then Selenium (KRST) 1+9.
     
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    Fomabrom Variant IV mat and Efke Varycon Mat with Agfa 135 1:1 Followed by a bath in Rollei/Maco Selenium toner 1:4.

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    Ilford MGIV in Ilford Multrigrade
     
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    Ilford MGIV FB Glossy in Ilford PQ Universal

    I will try Ilford Galerie, some day...
     
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    Champion universal developer for paper, I find it very good with paper, but with film I find the results could have been better thus don't use it for film, but for £3.70 for 1L concentrate it makes a superb paper developer
     
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    It varies more than it should. The developer is pretty well standardized to Defender 54-D, although others may creep in depending on the paper and pure whim. The papers vary quite a bit, but it's mostly Ilford Multigrade RC (coldtone). Lately I have been working with Adox RC papers, and I rather like them. Forma is usually my choice for a warmtone paper, with some confusion when it comes to a warmtone developer.
     
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    Adorama RC VC Pearl in Dektol. Then switched to Ilford Multigrade, which so far is a very good experience.
     
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    Strange survey.

    Ilford fiber papers (MGIV and WT) in Dektol. I'm experimenting with Wimberley's colder version of Ansco 130 with WT paper.
     
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    Having just returned to darkroom work after 30 years, I've been experimenting with several expired papers that were included with the purchase of the enlarger:

    RC: Agfa MC glossy, Arista Next Gen II glossy

    FB: Ilford Ilfobrom Galerie, grades 2, 3, & 4, all glossy finishes, Forte Poly Grade glossy, Kodak Elite, grades 2 & 3, highluster finish.

    All developed in home brewed D72.

    With any luck at all, my Freestyle order with 70 sheets of Ilford MGIV RC Pearl should be here by the end of the week, and I can get serious about my process! :D

    Griz
     
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    When I started printing(not long ago) I had no idea about the papers except they are classified as RC and Fiber with warm and cold tones. So, I thought it may be interesting to know what others are using...
     
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    I am using three papers these days, Ilford WT , Art 300 and Galerie Digital silver paper.
    I am using a mixture of Dektol and Ilford MG developer.
     
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    Ilford MG Warm Tone FB and my stash of AGFA MCC 111, both in PF130 usually 1:1. Generally selenium toned at 1:100 for 2 to 5 minutes.
     
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    About 80% of the time: Ilford Multigrade IV (both RC and FB) in Ansco 130.

    Occasionally I use other papers, and from time to time I tinker with other developers, particularly if I run out of glycin to make 130 from.
     
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    Fotokemika emaks grade 2 double weight in ilford multigrade and Moersch ECO developer. Will try soon emaks in dektol.
    Foma papers in Moersch Master Lith set.
     
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    Recently decided to give LPD a try. I am loving the range of tones possible with MGIV & MGWT in the various dilutions.
     
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    LPD and MCP 310 for contact prints, 312 for fast enlargements (not for wall display sort of thing.) I'm considering going back to MGIV RC Pearl for those, though, because I don't like the way MCP 312 tones nearly as well.

    For neutral tone display prints, MCC 110 and LPD. For warm tone display prints, MGWT FB and Ilford WT developer (and a light touch of brown toner.)
     
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    For working prints Promaster VC, not sure who makes it, Forte although some contend it is Mitsahbishi in Dektol 1:2

    For final prints Salvish grade 2 and 3 glossy 8X10 or 11X14, while my supplies last, in Dektol or Ethol LPD. I am under the impression that Freestyle will no longer import Slavish so I will to chose another graded fiber based paper.
     
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    I use a few papers (mostly Ilford MG IV and Lodima Fine Art), but my developer of choice is Formulary BW-65. I use Kentmere Select RC for contact sheets, but all prints are on fiber-based paper.
     
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    Ilford Multigrade RC and Kodak Polycontrast III RC in Kodak Polymax T.

    I'd like to try Liquidol.
     
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    anything i canfind usually in ansco 130
    lately it is 15 year old kodak rc paper
    i expose with a flood light ( 300watt )
    but its also been old rebranded ilford multigrade ( both fibre + b/w )
    old agfa graded, forte graded ( golden packages ) azo and had coated glass + paper ....
    but i only use ansco 130 ... ( and on occasion caffenol / sumatronal 130 )
     
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    Usually Ilford Multigrade RC.


    Steve.