Quote Originally Posted by Roger Cole View Post
Personally I think if you're ready to print, you're ready to tone, and no print is finished until it's toned. Even if you don't want a color change, selenium and sepia toners (and gold but that's expensive) improve archival properties of the prints, and using them is quite easy. But that's just my view.
Toning prints is not necessary to learn in order to learn how to print. It's an extra step that isn't necessary. If you really want to tone them, it can be done even a couple of years down the road.