Hi all

I need to produce a dig neg and am completely confused by the research I have done. Argyrotype is a low contrast print which requires high contrast/high density negs. Right? However, all the advice I am getting in producing the neg requires me to apply a curve to the positive scanned image that reduces the contrast. Now this does produce a more dense neg once inverted, but also one that is low contrast.

To me this seems wrong. Do I not need to increase the contrast of the positive before inverting it? I know this is a suck it and see situation, but I'm just looking for a starting point. Can anyone help?

Many thanks