Originally Posted by photomoof
I have nothing against multigrade paper, but I come from the era of really ugly multigrade. I am useless, opinion-wise when it comes to today. I sold my Leitz enlarger 15 years ago.
The one thing I regret in my recent past is not using my university photo lab, which was truly a first rate facility for black and white printing. I just never seemed to get around to finding time.
In college I was Photo Editor and Darkroom Manager for the student newspaper. The huge benefit was that I had my own office and personal darkroom where I had 24 hour access. I spent a lot of time printing and developing. I developed lots of skill through practice.