MGFB, how to determine age?
I was just given a box of Ilford Multigrade Warmtone. I've never used this stuff before, and I'm just curious how old it is. Anyway to tell off the box(it's not dated...)? It's a dark burgundy box with what may(?) be a batch code: 64D601C21. I'll find out if it's any good soon enough, but I figured knowing in advance that it was 5, 10, 15(!) years old would give me some insight in the darkroom. Thanks!
watch out for the first piece though
The top piece of paper in the package, with the emulsion against the inner cardboard or plastic bag often ages differently than the rest of the package. Pull from the middle of the pack to test the pack. The first piece, if only it was judged, could test bad, and then you could chuck an otherwise usable older pack.