Quote Originally Posted by nicholai View Post
Thanks for the replies!
The background IS totally clear on neg, the mid/highs are too clear though (not dense enough)

jp498: Sure, but how will i get that back to my ilford paper?

I have some TT blue toner and TT sulphide toner, will these do? I'm not worried about prolonged archival ability.
It sounds like your film is under-exposed, and possibly also underdeveloped. Under-exposure is the most likely. It is not uncommon for people with cameras to attempt to make a low key image of a normal subject by reducing exposure, it rarely works.

Selenium toning is not the only way to increase contrast in a negative. Sepia toning will increase highlight density 2-3 times as much. No intensification will help if the film is under-exposed because there is no reduced silver with which to work.