I've done a couple printing sessions with Arista powder A/B and Arista RC VC Semi-Matte (czech probably Foma). It seems like it takes about 4 prints before I get that nice chunky grain in the shadows that I really like. I'm using it 1:1:14 +1 old brown. The old brown seems to help with the color but not the grain. Any suggestions on how to speed this up a bit? If nothing else I can throw some sheets of fogged paper in when I'm setting up, but that doesn't seem like a sustainable solution, nor does not getting the prints I want until an hour into the session. Any help?
Oh yeah sorry if lith isn't "alt" I get the feeling that sometimes it is and sometimes it isn't.