Superb. I only use seagull more often as I have found availability in the UK of the kodal fine art to be les than ideal. The standard white based glossy has a warmer base than the seagull, but is produces a nice cool image tone in cold devs, but otherwise is pretty neutral. Yes it does do a better job with overcooked highlights compared to MG1V. Stands next to seagull with NO problems. I found it about 1/2 a grade less contrasty than ilford multigrade.