Controlling Paper Negative Contrast With Slimt or Preflashing?
So, I've got a box of paper taking up space in my fridge, so I'm going to try making some paper negatives with it, but I'm worried about controlling the contrast. Obviously, I'm going to give the paper flashing technique a try before I buy potassium ferricyanide. My question is "will the end result be different with slimt and preflashing?" What I mean is, if I take identical shots, one with a properly preflashed negative and another with an unflashed paper neg but properly treated with a solution of potassium ferricyanide, will they bth look the same or will one look "better" in reguards to tonal range, dynamic range, etc? If preflashing will solve the contrast problem, great! Slimt is something I wont have to screw around with. However, if Slimt has some advantage, I'd like to give it a try.
I know, doing it myself is the only way I'm going to objectivly figure this out myself, but I'd like a bit of guidance before starting out :)
BTW, the box of paper that's sitting in my freezer is Fomalux 111 :D