I toned with the Gold Toner Formula #2 that you have listed in your most excellent article and maybe that's why it bleached down. I will be using the Palladium in the near future so I sure will keep your information in mind. Like I said it wasn't a huge differance in the highlights but boy did the midtones open up. I had never printed on the Berrger Cot320 and it has a most significant dry down factor...hence my darker than I wanted prints.