Quote Originally Posted by Ken N View Post
I just ordered up my second large batch of MCC and PRINT WA developer. This has become my new standard paper. It took me the better part of an entire weekend to calibrate my ZoneMaster II to work with it because the curves are so substantially different than Multigrade IV to be silly. Once recalibrated, it's heavenly to work with.

The biggest advantage I see to MCC is two-fold: Blacks are BLACK! Not some off-blue cast that Ilford Multigrade IV papers have. Secondly, the straight-line section of the tonal response curves are straight! I'm so used to fighting the double-hump in the curves that I ended up split-grade printing most of the time. With MCC, I get perfectly predictable Zones I-IV and have been able to reduce contrast by an entire paper-grade to still get good blacks.

A third advantage to MCC is the fact I get zero gloss differential.

I could go on and on, but I think you get the idea... It's only marginally more expensive than the alternatives, but my time is more valuable than the price difference.

Ken N
Yep, yep, and more yep - right with you.

Just out of curiosity what MC filters are you using - not that it really matters but...

I have a VC head that is calibrated for Polycontrast, ilford MG, and old agfa paper. I also have a set of real Polycontrast, MG, and Agfa VC filters. There are Adox specs for color heads but was wondering what filter set if any matches up to this paper - I am thinking the Agfa filter set does due to it being an Agfa emulsion?

RB