AGFA Duotol, why was it called a special paper developer"?

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  1. Ricus.stormfire

    Ricus.stormfire Member

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    Hello fellow film users

    i bought a box of ols darkroom odds and ends, which included a box of this developer....
    Out of curiousity (as I've never heard of it) I did a Google search, nothing useful came up.
    I did a search here on APUG which also came up with nothing.

    Now my question is, what or why was this called "special"?
    Was it a "special" formulation of another developer?
    Was it meant for a "special" kind of paper?
    Was it just a marketing thing?

    I am thinking the last one, but I might be wrong.

    Anybody that knows, please feel free to share
     
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    You'd need to look in 1960's Agfa literature. Every company made special developers for a variet of uses many of which disappeared many years ago.

    Ian
     
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    Conclusion

    It was a bit of a struggle to find any info online....but I've managed to source the leaflet that came along with the developer.