Just finished my first emulsion, coated on a 13x18 plate, and exposed.

The result:


The plate was a bit thin/flat though. All the four I shot were a bit thin and/or flat, even though I exposed them pretty good. It was easy to adjust the scan in PS, but I intend to print these with cyanotype and/or VDB, and I think these first ones are not dense enough.

I used a paper developer which is supposedly similar to the old Ansco 120 formula. Would a different developer, say HC-110, give more contrast?

Or is there something I can do emulsion wise? I used the Mark Osterman recipe from the Light Farm web site.