</span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (LFGuy @ Feb 27 2003, 12:44 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> I wasn&#39;t aiming for a final, &quot;fine art&quot; print, I just wanted to test the chemistry and the process before I go out and work on better prints, as this was my first experience in Pd printing (although they do look nice).

Trust me, I won&#39;t be using Cranes Kid finish, I will be using one of the &quot;traditional papers&quot; next time. </td></tr></table><span class='postcolor'>
You know I had the same idea you do when I started. I wasted 1 entire pt/pd kit from B&S and all the prints looked like crap. I mean, ugly, ugly , ugly....How are you going to judge your progress, required negative density, and priting times if you cant see the print as it should be? I started with a cheap paper I could get here in Mexico, after repeated tries, sizing with gelating, soaking etc..I could not make even one decent print. I have been where you are and I really urge to get good paper even for "proofs" I only have about a 6 month lead on you and the best thing I did since starting was getting good paper.