I have been using Arista EDU 100 in 5X7 and 8X10 for a while (as well as 120). Not because I like it (I really don't like it), but for the price. It looks like Ilford FP4 Plus (at B&H) is not to terribly much more.
Any thoughts on FP4 Plus? I tray process in HC-110. Is there a more desirable developer (that wont eat the tip of my fingers off)?, or is HC-110 ok for FP4 Plus?
I am moving away from scanning/ink-jet printing and toward contact printing. I have an old contact printing frame that I used many years ago. Will I need to splurge on some ANR glass for it?
Any other tips on contact printing would be appreciated. Some favorite paper/developer combinations?