I'm experimenting with different papers. Papers that I've bought off FeeBay.
Today, I'm test driving some paper called "Seagull". It say's it's a Bromide paper, which I have no clue as to what that means.
I'm using Arista B/W developer, which is mixed 1/9 per the instructions, and what I use almost on everything right now.
My first sheet was shot at 20sec / F22, no filter. Developed for 1.5 minutes. Came out all dark and cloudy kind of
Second sheet was 7 sec / f22, no filter, no safe light. Developed for 1.5 minutes, and it's just a lighter shade of grey.
If I just place a sheet in the developer with no exposure to it, and run it through the stop and fix, it should just be white.