Well I can't account for our different experiences but yours is absolutely not mine. MCC 110 responds, but very slowly. MGIV FB responds much more rapidly - not exactly rapidly, but much more so than MCC. I use MGWT too but haven't toned it in selenium. I use dilute brown toner for that paper.
Originally Posted by clayne
And I don't know how to reconcile "not changing tone much" with "other than going colder and colder magenta." That's exactly what changing tone in selenium means, and what happens with neutral and cold tone papers. Warm tone papers are a very different thing.
Could it be due to differences in developer? Both my MCC 110 and MGIV FB are developed in Ethol LPD. MGWT I develop in Harmon WT.
EDIT: And, it depends what you are trying to do with it. On neutral or cool papers my use of selenium is to 1) remove the slight green cast I find unpleasant, 2) increase d-max, and 3) provide archival benefit. I don't want a radical tone change like the reds you will get with se on warm tone papers, I want to cool the green out and deepen the blacks. MGIV responds like this better than MCC 110, at least for me.
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