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    Re: 4 x 5 Contact Printing Question

    Quote Originally Posted by IanBarber View Post
    As you mentioned paper types JP, do you think the VC papers such as Ilford MG5 is suitable for small contact prints. The reason I ask is because in my mind, I am trying to achieve what I call the pictorial look if that's the correct term. From what I have read, it has been suggested that something like AZO or an equivalent paper maybe better for what I am aiming for.
    I've been using the new Ilford MGRC (V) paper for 8x10 contact prints and have been really happy with the results. I much prefer it over the older MGIV. I alternate between the RC and FB papers, depending on the image, but haven't committed to either one yet. Easier processing with the RC papers and dry-down effect is less, but I usually use FB if I need to spot, bleach or tone the print. Just personal preference.

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    Re: 4 x 5 Contact Printing Question

    FWIW, I've found that the new Ilford MG5 tones nicely in 1:20 selenium.

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