Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
Are you sure cold trays are the problem? Could it be something else that is causing muddy prints? Fogged paper, exhausted dev, thin negs for starters?
Developer (Ilford Multigrade) was mixed fresh just before printing. I opened a fresh pack of Ilford warmtone glossy 11x14s.

I got some nice keepers with excellent contrast after I warmed up the developer back to 70 F. But then it tapered off to producing the muddy ones. All 3 of the solutions, dev, stop and fix were quite cold to the touch.

I am going to give the 16 in. x 36 in. foot warmer a try. For $50 its worth a try. I will put it below all the 3 trays to keep the temp. around 70 F. I will report back on how it works.