Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
So is the snap quality I mention merely a figment of my imagination? Perhaps in my OP I should also have mentioned that the preference I refer to is probably limited to smaller print sizes, up to about 20" x16".
I nearly made a note of this in my last reply but it is possible you are using the word 'snap' to describe the higher contrast the condenser enlarger will give you for the same negative printed in both a diffuser and a condenser enlarger. If this is the case then try developing your negs for 10% longer than usual and printing in the diffuser enlarger, or alternatively if using MG paper, use a higher grade filter in the diffuser enlarger.