Exactly, a different emulsion altogether than the Kentmere papers.
Know what would be really cool [pun intended?] If they took the occasion of bringing out Cooltone paper in FB to also bring back Harman Cooltone Developer. It was discussed here before and I believe Simon brought it up but it was turned down. Now would be a great time, to go with the new paper. :)
Yes it would be great if the Cooltone developer was also broght back by Ilford. That would seal the deal and make life simple.
However...assuming they dont bring it back...can Ilford at least say which existing developers give the coldest results. Ilford Multigrade? Dekton? Edwal Ultra Black? ???
Ilford is probably going to recommend only their own developers. Since I use LPD I'll try it in that, maybe 1+1 (for the powder mix.)
They might update the RC line of papers (IV RC DELUXE and IV RC PORTFOLIO) in the near future to match their CLASSIC FB paper.
You are of course right that Ilford will probably only recommend their own developer...but as a counter example i remember my favorite paper of all time, Forte Polygrade, came with instructions recommending Dektol for neutral, Zonal for cool, and Edwal Ultra Black for cold tone.
Now, it is true Forte didn't have its own developer (although there did seem to be a partnership with Zonal), but nonetheless what a fantastic way to respect its customers to give this information.
Of course if Ilford offers its cool tone developer they needn't bother - i think we would all gladly use it - but if not info on different developers would really be appreciated...just like Forte
Serious question - I've never lith printed and haven't used Gallerie (or indeed any grades paper) in decades and I understand that was a rather different Gallerie but in context of this discussion it made me wonder.
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