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    Ilford Warm Tone Developer and Ilford Warm Tone Paper

    I just spent the day printing some negatives of Iceland
    that I made with Bill Schwab last April.

    Anyway, I had made some prints a few weeks back
    using dektol and Ilford MGIV as well as Ilford
    Semi Matte Warm tone. All fiber.

    None of this looked quite right to me.

    So today, I used Ilford Warm Tone Glossy Fiber paper along
    with Ilford Warm Tone Developer (1+9).

    To my surprise, the prints are less warm than dektol and
    semi-matte WT and the gloss is really nice.

    If you haven't tried this combo, I say give it a try.

    One thing I did notice is this combo is really slow to develop
    and needs the full 3 minutes in the developer (yes the temp
    was 68 degrees).

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    Sounds like you like it the way it is, FWIW I found Ilford's WT (in LPD) didn't really warm until it spent time in KRST.

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    Anybody tried the warmtone paper and developer and then toned with selenium? I'm only short the developer to try it myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by david b View Post
    I just spent the day printing some negatives of Iceland
    that I made with Bill Schwab last April.

    Anyway, I had made some prints a few weeks back
    using dektol and Ilford MGIV as well as Ilford
    Semi Matte Warm tone. All fiber.

    None of this looked quite right to me.

    So today, I used Ilford Warm Tone Glossy Fiber paper along
    with Ilford Warm Tone Developer (1+9).

    To my surprise, the prints are less warm than dektol and
    semi-matte WT and the gloss is really nice.

    If you haven't tried this combo, I say give it a try.

    One thing I did notice is this combo is really slow to develop
    and needs the full 3 minutes in the developer (yes the temp
    was 68 degrees).
    This paper is a lot happier at 70-71 degrees...Evan Clarke

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    Warm tone paper/dev

    Ok I give up. WTH is KRST?

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    Quote Originally Posted by herb View Post
    Ok I give up. WTH is KRST?
    Kodak Rapid Selenium Toner

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    thanks evan.

    I will try it sometime next week at 70 degrees.

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    This combination.. or at least Ilford WT in a warm tone paper developer (Ilford WT, Edwal Plat. II or Ethol LPD) with a quick bath in selenium. The differences between each of these developers is hair splittingly small, so I'll take whatever I can get my hands on.

    Rich black and whites that are slightly warmer than the regular Ilford, but not brown, if you know what I mean. If you want the prints to be more "brown" then I think you can dilute the developer to like 1:20.

    There are several examples in my gallery, though I do find the scans hard to match the prints EXACTLY!!

    I hope you'll post some examples, David.

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    I have just got back to printing after a long absence, and was not a very good printer in the first place. I took a course in fine printing and it has really helped, but I am still in the experimentation stage. I started with MGIV in Dektol and found that KRST did almost nothing to it. I switched to MGIV warmtone and toning makes a BIG difference.

    It was amazing to watch it happen - something like the excitement when you saw your first print appear in the developer. I put an untoned print in a tray of water beside the toner and the more the other print toned, the more the untoned one looked green (seriously). I had heard people in here talk about green in a print, but seeing it was a real eye-opener.

    For the record, I develop MGIV warmtone in Dektol (1:2) for 3 minutes and tone in KRST (1:9) for 3 minutes at 80F.

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    Interesting, I get quite warm tones using Harman's WT dil. 1:9 but used at a higher temperature of 23-24*C for 1.5-1.75 minutes.

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