Quote Originally Posted by Richard Jepsen View Post

I'm curious about the shorter untoned wash time. Since the paper weight remains the same as MGIV FB the coating must be different. If so, does that change how one should handle the prints in the wet stage?
According to Ilford's instructions the recommendation remains the same regarding the use of a non-hardening rapid fixer so I would imagine the emulsion and surface are as robust as MGIV. This has been my experience so far. Squeegeeing after the wash same as I always did with MGIV and I haven't seen any damage or scratching etc. Seems just as easy to handle.

My initial trials have been with a VCCE head but next I want to do a full set of comparisons using Ilford MG filters because I think in my setup the VCCE filtration might be distorting relative contrast levels.

On to some selenium toning...