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    Current developers for Velox

    Hi guys
    I have been given roughly 400 sheets of 8x10 Velox paper, expired in 1956.
    I would like to use this, but the recommended developers are both long discontinued.
    Does anyone have experience with Velox and modern developers.
    I keep stock of Dektol and Neutol WA, and am not afraid to buy others, or mix from scratch.
    Also, as a side note, does D-163 last well beyond its expiry date?

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    Dektol was recommended for Velox in my Darkroom Dataguide copyright 1958. Dilute 1:2.

    Because of the age, you may experience fogging. Benzatriazole can be added to the developer to try to clear it. In case you did not know, Velox is a contact speed paper.

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    Any present day print dev will be ok.

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    You could also mix up some D-72

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    A developer that is really great for old printing paper is Amidol. Very low fog.
    "Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by ektachrome View Post
    I keep stock of Dektol
    Put a sheet in Dektol for about 2 minutes and see what happens. I'm curious. I suspect it will be pretty gray. Rather than looking for another developer, maybe you should look for some Farmer's Reducer; you could bring out the highlights that way. You might be able to do some interesting stuff with it.



 

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