[QUOTE=BWGirl]..... and I really find that split filter (#0 & #5) printing gives tons of control. There was something Les said that no one has mentioned so far... 'a little bit of #0 goes a long way' or something to that effect.

In 15 years teaching the 0 and 5 method of split grade printing I have consistently seen people base the selection of the grade 0 exposure on the contrast they see in the test strip instead of selecting to exposure that simple gives the most delicate HIGHLIGHT TONE. Hence the slogan That Jeanette mentioned "a little soft filtration goes a long way". The contrast is generated by the addition of the grade 5 exposure. I have no doubt in my mind that with a suitable negative, this method of split grade printing will save both time and materials in the darkroom.