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    Dear TBM,

    If you are using fiber based paper, follow the dry down suggestions. If you are using RC paper, your light is too bright.

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    After reading Adams's "The Print" I tried his microwave idea and I find it works well. I also incorporate Les's way of working if I find a wet print looks perfect (before putting it in the microwave) I'll reduce the exposure 10% which I feel is about right for the Ilford MG fiber I use. I've also found if I've microwaved a print but not over cooked it it can be re-wet and saved if processed normally.
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    MOST papers (FB or RC) dry down 10%. I've tested many of them (had an article about it in View Camera magazine). A few dry down slightly less. Your inspection light may be one factor, but exposing your "final" prints for 10% less and then letting them dry down is the best solution. It's critical for delicate whites, like snow and fluffy clouds.

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    Thank you all immensely, especially for the link to Les McLean's dry down article. What a superb sharing forum APUG continues to be!

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    If you've got access to an FB print dryer, then simply dry the test strips/prints and make your assessment from these. BLIGHTY.

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