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I use Ilford Multigrade RC papers (III Rapid, Deluxe &IV) for all of my B&W printing and have always been curious about something. Some have developer incorporated into them, and some don't. Yet all have the same one minute development times. What is the difference?
-- Anonymous, March 03, 1997
The developer inc papers go to a point & thats it. They are better for machine processors. The non-dev inc, Deluxe in Ilford RC, will keep developing longer, allowing more control and are considered by Ilford to be archival and usable for the finest prints for gallery work. If it is to be archivally processed the Ilford gang says use the Deluxe, not the Dev inc stuff. Try your deluxe at one minute, and then a few at longer times & see how your very fine detail & d-max may change a bit.
-- Anonymous, April 09, 1997