I am using a 10% acid stop bath. I ended up using 22-23c for around 20s and the contrast and saturation are perfect. At 18-20c I cant achieve saturation at all, maybe I need more time.
Should a lower temperature with longer times tame the base fog better?
All I can say is that Agfa paper may respond differently than Kodak paper. Also, this paper is quite old which contributes to the problem.
Good luck. I have no further suggestions for you.
Thanks PE, and happy holidays!
It may not make any difference to what you have described as your problem but isn't 10% acid bath way too high? I simply dilute commercial acid stop to the same dilution as I use for B&W paper as per the stop bath's instructions and I had always thought this gives an acid percentage of 1-2 %
Originally Posted by afrank
Good point. The acid should be 1 - 2%.