Steve,

I think that the comments that you have taken issue with have to do with the stain color of certain developers. It appears to make sense to me that if green is a color that is used to reduce contrast on VC materials then a greenish stain would seem to do that as well. If you want to pay me for an article that covers this aspect of certain staining developers then I would be happy to write it. The article I have in mind would be supported by densitometric testing of not only the negative but also the VC paper.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Again, I, Gordon Hutchings, and many others have been printing stained negs on vc papers for 20+ year w/o a problem. The poster just above you probably has the answer - that too many people rely on a chart to get a dev time w/o doing their own testing. I satnd by my first post.

steve simmons