Lith Problem on Kentona

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  1. paxette

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    Last night I tried making some prints on Kentmere Kentona using heated LD20 - 30ml of A+B to 1350ml of water, no old brown, heated to about 28C - when I took a look at it in white light the whole sheet of paper had a yellowish brown tone to the whole print including the unexposed borders. I lowered the temperature of the developer added some old brown, mixed up some fresh Agefix and tried again. This time I had a fleshy pink tone including the borders and some pepper fogging (I suspect the old brown was at fault). I've used Kentona for lithing before (same box) without a hint of trouble.

    Does anyone have a clue as to where I might have gone wrong?
     
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    That's one of the things I love about the process, change a variable and get a completely different outcome. Though the aged faded newsprint look I can do without.

    Thanks for the link. I'll get some benzotriazole in the near future and see if I can't tame the fogging, it would be nice to be able to shorten the time in the developer just a teensy bit.