I'm a long-time reader and first-time poster.
I've home developed several C-41 rolls of 35mm and 120 in an Arista E-6 kit I purchased from Freestyle - mostly expired Kodak Portra films such as 160VC and 160NC and some Fuji Reala.
I know that it may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I personally like the low-key, pastel tones I get with this less common method of cross processing.
It's my understanding that Ilfo/Ciba printing inherently produces high-contrast/high-saturation prints. I wonder if these relatively low-contrast positives - albeit masked ones - may lend themselves well to the process, and perhaps eliminate the need for much of the contrast masking I've heard is required when printing Ilfo/Ciba from true E-6 films.
Has anyone here ever made Ilfochrome/Cibachrome prints from negative films processed in E-6 chemistry? I haven't been able to find any information via the search feature, but if such a thread already exists, I'd appreciate it if someone could please direct me to it.