Quote Originally Posted by DF View Post
Gerald - I've allways known more development time meant increased contrast, but, you're saying that I can leave the print in the developer for an additional 30-60 seconds longer!? I leave/gently rock it in there for one minute.
O.K. I'll start "experimenting with longer development times. I think that's where the problem could be.
You want full development. Not sure what developer you are using but normally an Ilford RC paper would require 1-2 minutes at 20C/68F (except Cooltone which takes longer). Check Ilford's instructions for the processing times. Check your temperatures. Continuous agitation is a good idea. Don't just leave the print to sit in the developer during development. Rock the tray (not too gently) or keep flipping the print manually.