neutol plus - slow developing
I chose Agfa Neutol Plus for its non-toxic quality and am very pleased with the prints it gives me with Slavich fiber base graded paper. However it takes 4 minutes for all the details to come up. I am not a good printer to begin with and this slow time really hurts my productivity. The development doesn't seem very temperature sensitive - at 68 degrees or below, 4 min. Is it the lack of hydroquinone that causes slowness or am I doing something wrong? Would I be better off switching to an equally safe (i.e. little or not harmful vapors) developer?