</span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Darkroom ChromaCrafts @ May 4 2003, 08:29 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>I&#39;ve used it a couple of times, and its a bit messy but very satisfying results.</td></tr></table><span class='postcolor'>

back in 1977 as Ralph Hattersley described the Emmerman in his Book "Photographic Printing", he didn&#39;t knew that today most photographic papers do have developer substances already incorporated (which is a problem for some alternative processes, e.g. Lith). With current RC papers (and most FB papers, too), you don&#39;t need to soak the paper in developer. A soda solution is less messy and will usually suffice. It gives you more time and better control to handle the print. Paper developing times are quite short these days. Use normal paper developer only for the final development step.