Quote Originally Posted by FingerLakesMark View Post
Do you do a test strip before printing each new negative?

Not really. Usually, if I'm printing on the same paper and doing multiple negatives, I do a test print for the first print of the day. Then, sort of remember, by looking at what it is projecting on paper, "well.... if it prints like this when it looks like THIS during this exposure..... something like THIS should be right..." and go for it. It usually gets pretty close. It takes a while to get this kind of "feel" for printing but after a while, you'll tend to develop this kind of sense.

I also know, if my first print looks like THIS, how much of change is needed to get close to what I want. Again, experience tells me this.

It's the fine tuning after getting it to the ballpark that takes lots of time and paper.