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Thread: Cool tone FB?

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    For cooltone I end up torn between Ilford MGIV in Ilford Harman Cooltone dev (pure whites, cool shadows), Ilford MGWT in Ilford Harman Cooltone dev (cooler shadows but creamy whites), or Ilford MGWT toned in gold (steely blue-black shadows, but still those creamy highlights).

    It is a bit of a problem - the WT emulsion reacts much better to toning, but the creamy base mitigates (slightly) the cool look. Now if Ilford put that emulsion on the MGIV base...!
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    I really like to use a cooltone developer (Ilford/Harman or Tetenal Eukobrom mixed at 1:5) on a paper with a warm base - fomatone mg or ilford mgfb warmtone. the bluey shadows against the creamy highlights is really nice. I rarely tone these prints as it ruins the subtle colours.
    Last edited by Leon; 11-28-2006 at 06:11 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: typo

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    Thanks folks. Looks like I'll be picking up some Ilford cooltone developer.

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    no doubt,
    tetenal fb baryt fineart. i've tried everything to warm this paper up ... coool blacks in dektol 1:2 no doubt...

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    Try Fotokemika Varycon

    Try Fotokemika Varycon, available from Freestyle. It's noticeably bluish when developed in Dektol. It tends to get more neutral when toned in selenium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stargazer View Post
    Forte Polygrade is a beautiful cooltone paper, gives deep blue-blacks, depending on the developer you use (e.g.as above post). Can work dramatically in portraits, depending on your subject. Makes a good change from Forte's warm tone papers, which I also use.

    Cate
    I agree with Cate on this one. Also if you develop it in Tetanol Dokumol it produces steely blue shadows.

    Barry

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    Hi,

    Sorry for a late reply.

    If you are looking for a graded papers try Fotokemika Efkebrom. Ask Fotoimpex (EU) or Freestyle (US) for availability.
    Efkebrom should be very similar to Emaks (a.k.a. Nuance) but a clod tone emulsion.

    Pozdrav,
    Zvonimir

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zvonimir Ervacic View Post
    Hi,

    Sorry for a late reply.

    If you are looking for a graded papers try Fotokemika Efkebrom. Ask Fotoimpex (EU) or Freestyle (US) for availability.
    Efkebrom should be very similar to Emaks (a.k.a. Nuance) but a clod tone emulsion.

    Pozdrav,
    Zvonimir
    Thanks again everyone. I've got a few new things to try.

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    I'd like to suggest Ilford Universal PQ developer. It gives cool blacks. And also, though I've never tried it, I've seen prints in Edwal Ultra Black, and it is the coldest tone developer I've ever seen, but of course with the right paper.

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    Forte paper in Edwal Ultra Black is the coldest tone I've ever seen.

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