Amidol

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Black Dog, Sep 16, 2003.

  1. Black Dog

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    I've been dabbling in amidol (wearing gloves of course)with encouraging results and I'd like to hear of any useful tips/don't do's anyone may have, esp with regard to toning.
     
  2. Donald Miller

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    The best formula for Amidol is, from all reports, the Michael Smith formula since it doesn't live up to Amidol's normal reputation of a short "use" life. I have found that the water bath in conjunction with Amidol gives a fair amount of flexibility in achieving proper print contrast. I use Amidol with Azo and the only toning that I have personal experience with is with highly dilute selenium. (primarily for archival purposes).