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    Marco and Thomas,

    Many thanks for your advice and input. I now understand why one should tone to completion - I never considered that I might be diminishing the overall print density by not doing so. The straw colour which you mention is exactly what I am seeing and to be honest, I find it very beautiful. Since I am printing a mostly Art 300 these days and it apparently has the same emulsion as Ilford WT, I will try your suggestions of iterative bleaching and toning, lessening my bleaching times or using an even more dilute bleach solution.

    Here is one of my images on Ilford WT, developed in Harman WT developer, FULLY bleached back and fully toned in Moersch MT3. It was a grossly over-exposed print which I thought I would use as a test. I was pleasantly surprised with the results. It is deadly sharp, has an interesting tone and is wonderful to look at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Carnie View Post
    I agree with Marco and Thomas about toning to completion

    I also know of a lot of photographers **editorial/fashion** who would use a non completion tone as suggested , it does give a distinct hit of tone, but the prints would change over time.
    Many thanks Bob. I am very appreciative of your input. I should be printing this weekend and will revise and practice toning.

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