Lith developer for Ilford Multigrade FB Warmtone

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  1. Fintan

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    Has anyone got experiences lith printing with this particular paper?

    What developer works well with it? Any examples to link to?
     
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    From what I heard on a swedish forum, the Ilford FB WT papers do not lith well, i.e. there is no significant lith-look. This might be totally related to the lith developer in that case Kodalith.
     
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    Flintan

    Ilford warm tone is one of my favourite papers for lith.

    Use champion nova lith dev a b , mix approx 1-10 , overexpose as usual for lith.
    Here is the secret. When the blacks barely start to emerge and the image is still looking flat and muddy, pull the print , stop, and then put into the rapid fix. Watch what happens.
    I would be interested to here your results. I have used over 50 boxes of this material in different sizes doing liths and I can assure you it works, just need to test a bit.

    best regards
    Bob
    by the way , on my website you will see in the portfolio section many samples of lith , the lady walking in the market(colin faulkner photographer) is ilford as well as the old lady with skythe sp. (chris gordenneer).
    go to elevatordigital.ca in the traditional printing section , portfolios or samples of my printing styles.
     
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    hello

    the FB works well with LD 20 from Fotospeed thy send from the UK to EU so also to Ireland i guess
    succes

    jm
     
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    I made the postings on the swedish forum that i think TimeUnit is reffering to.
    In my gallery the picture "Beacon" was made on Ilford Multigrade Warmtone FB 1k in Kodalith (I used a traditional slow fix though, Calbe A300). The pictures "The Second Harvest" and "Lighthouse" were made in the same way but on Forte Polywarmtone Plus FB which I believe is more Lith-print-looking. I'm pretty new to lith-printing though so I am not realy sure what to expect and what is a good lith print.
     
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    members.iinet.net.au/~forbes/lithdev.html

    The above site has a lot of lith developer formulas.
    A good lith developer needs only hydroquinone,
    sodium sulfite, and sodium carbonate.

    I compounded a developer using the three above
    chemicals and, a surprise to me, it turned out to be
    a lith developer. Later I found the above site and
    Wall's Normal Hydroquinone. Wall's has a formula
    very similar to the the lith developer I by
    happen chance compounded. Dan
     
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    For some reason that URL in not HOT.
    From Google enter; lith developers .
     
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    Third times a charm.
    From Google enter; lith formulas .
     
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    dancqu, would you happen to know what dilution should be used (for paper) for the Ansco 81 formula in the link above ?

    thanks
    steven
     
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    Hydroquinone 35 grams. I use print chemistry one-shot.
    If I had some 81 to try I would start with a 1:35 dilution.
    I then would test 5 x 7s using 125 ml one-shot. Testing
    a lith developer is a time consuming endeavor.

    Brew up a 1/10th or smaller batch and test it out. Dan