Quote Originally Posted by tkamiya View Post
I didn't think of using a different developer. I currently have Dektol only. I understand increase in hydroquinone adds to contrast. I wonder if this is possible? I don't know enough photo chemistry but I know Dektol had hydroquinone as a component already. I happen to have a small jar of it thinking I'd start mixing my own.
what dilution do you use your dektol ?
if you are using it 1:2 or 1:3 you might increase it to 1:1
or even a higher concentration of developer ...

you might also look into split filtration printing if you aren't already doing that
it might also help you get the contrast you want ...
there is an article on les mclean's website
right ... here: http://www.lesmcleanphotography.com/...ull&article=21

good luck !