Quote Originally Posted by haziz View Post
Ansco 130 however is a warmtone rather than cooltone developer.

Bruce Barlow had done some fairy extensive paper and developer testing. It was originally published in View Camera magazine but you can now download the articles directly from his website:



I can personally recommend the Sprint Quicksilver developer, it is meant as a neutral tone but does in fact produce fairly cool prints.


If you look at my paper tests here on APUG, Ansco 130 is more neutral than warm- it depends on the paper. With Kentmere VC, a cold-tone paper, it produced no perceptible warming. With Bergger VCCB, a warmtone paper, it was not as warm as the Ilford Warmtone developer, nor as cold as the Ilford Cooltone developer.