Paper is the same emulsion as Ilford Warmtone, just looks flatter due to the surface of the support paper.
I love this paper, and yes it is warmer when dry , I use weights on top to hold the paper in the vertical washer.
I find this to be a first rate paper, a rival to any papers out there past and present.

It tones exactly as one would expect using a warmtone paper and I like the thickness and the way it drys .