Just wondering about this - can anyone recommend a neutral tone black & white print dev that can be made up in small quantities from raw chemicals?
Background being - I normally print with a warmtone developer but occasionally want to go with a more neutral tone on the print. I have had success and like the look/tone from Patersons' Acudev but do not print enough with this dev before the stock goes off in the bottle. This is "sort of" ok but tends to mean that I may not have fresh stock to call on when I want to go neutral. My thought is: get a bundle of raw chems (!) that can be left as powder, then mixed up in a (probably) very small quantity to make 1 litre of dev (not stock solution) fairly easily and for almost immediate use. Any thoughts?
May not have explained too clearly so feel free to ask further questions!