Removal of film dyes is mostly time in fix and/or use of a wash-aid. My work flow process produces clear film with modern T-grain emulsions. Variations are part of the B&W process. Fresh paper vs old paper makes a difference along with the enlarger light source. When you get your image chain dialed in and minimize the deltas you can produce consistant negatives which print easy. Not using variable contrast paper forces me to concentrate on dodging/burning or other minor print controls such as exposure/toning. I accept what the negative holds and don't force the print to be unnatural. That approach to printing is not for everyone and is limiting. But print decisions are made simple.
Originally Posted by henry finley
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