J.W.Shaw - Hydroquinone p-Aminophenol Developer
Warm Toned Print developer. (Using Rodinal)
Hydroquinone 16.7 g
Sodium Sulphite 91 g
Citric Acid 6.25 g
Potassium Bromide 3.12 g
Water to 1 litre
Sodium Hydroxide 16.7 g
Water to 1 litre
Solution C Potassium Bromide Solution 10% (!00 g/litre)
24 ml Soln A
24 ml Soln B
1 ml Rodinal (Agfa)
12 ml Soln C
100 ml Water
Originally formulated for lantern slides this developer works well with warm tone papers.
This is slightly different to the previously posted version.
Not too high for Warm tone papers though especually with that level of Hydroxide, after all Lith devs used for lith printing can contain even more Bromide
I don't disagree. My original post referred to the use of modern chloride papers or high chloride papers which may not react well with this developer.
Originally Posted by Ian Grant
FWIW, I gave this formula a try today with three papers. My initial reason for trying it was that I've got some Kodak Polycontrast III RC paper purchased from Photo Warehouse a year or two ago that's in pretty bad shape. I was hoping that a different developer from my usual (Suzuki's DS-14) might help. It didn't, but the developer didn't work any worse than DS-14. I also used it with some fresh Ilford MG-IV and some old but useable Kodak Elite Fine Art S2, and it was fine with both of them.
Originally Posted by Photo Engineer
I honestly don't know which, if any, of these are "modern chloride papers." The developer developed images on all the papers with no obvious problems, aside from those already noted with the Polycontrast III, and I've seen that with every developer I've tried it with. I believe this developer produced warmer tones with the Ilford, and maybe the Kodak Elite, than I see with DS-14, but the prints aren't yet completely dry and I've not yet done a side-by-side comparison.
Very good to know.
I was just putting up a precautionary note. Better to be safe than sorry.
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