Current options in lith developers: Moersch, Rollei, and Fotospeed LD20
Yesterday and today I've got back to making lith prints for the first time in many months; thankfully my sealed 500ml pack of Fotospeed LD20 (dated Nov 2010) worked without issue. However, as I intend to make 12x16" and 16x20" lith prints, that 500ml pack will not last long. As far as I can see the current options in commercially prepared lith developers are:
- Fotospeed LD20 (standard A and B concentrate type kit, also available in 5lt A and 5 lt B packaging)
- Rollei Vintage Creative Lith (also an A+B kit but 10 GBP more expensive than the Fotospeed product.
- Moersch Easylith
- Moersch SE5 master kit
As far as kit comparisons go, I understand the SE5 product uses the standard A + B format but then one adjusts the developer function via the use of additives C, D (included), E and F (extra), either used solo with the developer or in conjunction with "Old Brown".
Has anyone here made comparisons or have experience with the above kits?
The Easy Home Brew Alternative
Three chemicals and you've a lith developer. Hydroquinone,
sodium sulfite, and sodium carbonate in the correct proportions
are all that is needed. You've the chemicals on hand? If interested
I'll post some for starters suggestions. Dan