[Darkroom] Paper Developer

craig spam craig.spamy at gmail.com
Sun Nov 14 23:30:37 PST 2010


1 to 9 sounds about right from the docs that I found with some of the paper.
 Thanks for the pointers!

Cheers,
Craig

On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 10:04 PM, Lilia Markham <liliakai at gmail.com> wrote:

> The ilford stock is liquid and is located in a very large white jug at the
> back of the shelf with all the chemicals. Read the label for instructions.
> IIRC it's 1 part dev  to 9 parts water, but don't take my word for it.
>
> Lilia
>
>
> On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 8:34 PM, craig spam <craig.spamy at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi Lilia,
>>
>> I tried paper from two different boxes in/around the big bins in the
>> darkroom.  The part of the paper that I did not expose to light was totally
>> white.  I suspect that this means that it has not been exposed to light.
>>  From your description, I suspect it's bad developer.
>>
>> Now that I think about it a bit harder, I should probably check if the
>> developer (in powder form) is on the shelf before I get more.  Le sigh.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> CraigB
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 7:44 PM, Lilia Markham <liliakai at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Paper developer was alright last time I used it. Are you using paper from
>>> the one of the big bins in the room? I've found at least one pack in there
>>> that was all bad. Use at your own risk.
>>>
>>> If your picture looks under-developed (too light overall, no true black)
>>> then it might be bad developer.
>>>
>>> If your picture looks over-exposed (dark and muddy, no true white) and/or
>>> if the unexposed border areas are greyish rather than true white, then it is
>>> bad paper.
>>>
>>> -Lilia
>>>
>>> On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 6:58 PM, craig spam <craig.spamy at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hey All,
>>>>
>>>> The saga of my mystery film continues... (Thanks, Lilia for helping me
>>>> develop the film)
>>>>
>>>> I tried to develop some photos today, but they developed much slower
>>>> than I remember.  Specifically:
>>>>
>>>> I used a projector exposure of between 30 seconds and 300 seconds at 30
>>>> second increments (revealing small bits of the paper every 30 seconds).
>>>> I then put the paper in the developer marked "Ilford paper dev".
>>>>
>>>> I expected to see photos begin to develop in 60 to 180 seconds, but it
>>>> took more like 360 seconds and the photos came out with much less contrast
>>>> than I would expect given the high contrast in the negative.
>>>>
>>>> I'm thinking that the developer is probably all used up, but since it's
>>>> been 10+ years since I've done any of this myself, I thought I'd ask a
>>>> second opinion before I buy some more.  Thoughts?
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Craig
>>>>
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>>
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