is the ilford multigrade paper developer good with contrast?

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Johnnybeebop
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is the ilford multigrade paper developer good with contrast?

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i was wondering if the ilford multigrade paper developer was good for achieving rich whites and blacks? is it just a standard developer? if not what is a good paper developer that will bring out rich tones and a crisp image?

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Ilford Multigrade Developer

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Yes, it DOES give high contrast in my opinion on both resin coated and fibre papers, as I have used some (given) and got good results, even on outdated Ilford Ilfospeed which quickly goes soft!
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Re: is the ilford multigrade paper developer good with contr

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Johnnybeebop wrote:i was wondering if the ilford multigrade paper developer was good for achieving rich whites and blacks? is it just a standard developer? if not what is a good paper developer that will bring out rich tones and a crisp image?
Multigrade is the only paper developer I use these days. It provides a very good yield IMHO with all the papers that I have used, whether graded or variable contrast. At the standard dilution of 1+9, try 60 to 90 seconds for RC papers and 90 to 150 seconds for FB papers.

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Many print processors, both labs and photographers, tell us that they find that our Clayton P90 Print Developer is very good for art and landscape shots and our Clayton Ultra Cold Tone Print Developer is fantastic for head shots.

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Lowell Huff wrote:Many print processors, both labs and photographers, tell us that they find that our Clayton P90 Print Developer is very good for art and landscape shots and our Clayton Ultra Cold Tone Print Developer is fantastic for head shots.
*cough cough* advertising *cough cough*
Personally I find that Ilford PQ Universal will work well on ANYTHING that is photosensitive - I use it at 1:29 on film and 1:9 on paper :)
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Ricoh XR-1s, 55mm SMC Pentax lense
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Just because I am the manufacturer of Clayton Chemistry, please show me the difference from me saying that I think well of our products and anyone else saying that they like another product. cough cough! Additionally, when asked for technical assistance I respond ASAP, can you find that level of service anywhere else?

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