Quote Originally Posted by AnselAdamsX View Post
I'm learning to print on B&W on variable contrast paper with a color enlarger. When I change contrast I have to do another test print to determine the exposure. It there something to help determine the paper contrast to use for a given negative and the exposure time for the select contrast on a color head?
Use a mixture of yellow and magenta for each contrast grade. If you have a table of values for your enlarger and specific paper, you don't need to change exposure much when you change contrast. Otherwise it is mostly trial and error. Try using small strips of paper.