*Amidol, which formula and how much?

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  1. Mike A

    Mike A Member

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    I'm printing with Amidol for the first time on a graded Kentmere paper and would like to know which formula (Michael & Paula) to use, the enlarging one or the one specifically for AZO?

    I'm developing 11x14 in 16x20 trays, I think the 4 liter formula will do or should I use more?

    Thank you,
    Mike
     
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    With enlarging paper, use the enlarging formula. If both contact printing with Azo and enlarging, do the Azo first then at the Replacement in the enlarging formula.

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    I suggest starting with Michael Smith's Amidol formula for enlarger paper, and add KBr and/or Benzo. until you get the image tone you desire. I found it was quite to warm for my liking, so I add about 25cc of benzo. solution.
     
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    I worked up a batch of M&P's formula last night for my first ever contacts in ULF and man wow!! I should of tossed that 4x5 long ago. Thanks for the posts.
    Mike A
     
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    Mike, As a humanitarian service, I am willing to provide a proper home (here in Thousand Oaks) for your now surplus and discarded 4x5 gear.