using fomadon lqn paper developer with film.

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by alan doyle, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. alan doyle

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    i have been give some of this paper developer and was wondering if anyone has got interesting results from using it with various films..
    i have actually added a splash of this stuff to a caffenol blend,but it was a tiny amount.so not sure if it did anything.
    i am aware that people have used dektol with some good results.
    also would paper developers heavily diluted be good for high contrast fils.
    cheers:confused:
     
  2. Ian Grant

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    Fomadon LQN IS a negative developer, so it will work well, as intended :D

    Fomatol LQN is the paper developer.

    Ilford PQ Universal and May & Baker (Champion) Suprol are both excellent Universal developers, great with papers and excellent when diluted 1+19 to 1+29 for films, good tonality and fine grain.


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    sorry about that ian, it is fomatol LQN the paper developer.
    what kind of times would be a good starting point.
    cheers
     
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    I'd guess it needs diluting to 1+15 or even 1+23, and a development time of around 5-6 minutes at 1+15, but you'd need to experiment. If the cpntrast is too high use 1+23.

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    your fantastic,thank you :smile: