Quote Originally Posted by Tom1956 View Post
Life was better with graded papers. I just don't like this variable contrast business. Not trustworthy. Just throws another undependable variable into a process where nailing down variables is already tough enough.
I disagree. Aside from the convenience of not having to stock multiple grades of paper the ability to use different grades in different areas of the same print has been an invaluable expressive tool for me over the last several years.