Tray Solution Quantities

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Flotsam, Aug 9, 2004.

  1. Flotsam

    Flotsam Member

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    I am curious. What quantity of solution do you use in trays when print processing?

    I'm only printing 8x10 on single weight these days so I find 24 oz adequate and economical but wonder how much you 16x20 and 20x24 printers normally mix for tray solutions?
     
  2. Jorge Oliveira

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    My standard printing is 24X30 cm (yup, I try to avoid these funny numbers of yours) :wink:

    Dev - 1 liter;
    Stop (water) - 2 liters;
    Fix (slow) - some 1,5 liter first, 2 liters second.

    Jorge O
     
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    For 16 x 20 prints, 176 oz. of developer. 1 gallon of fixer , but even for 8 x 10 prints we use a min. of 56 oz of developer and a pint of fixer. Fiber paper soaks up solution like crazy. (Of course that is dilution numbers)