I used to mix a scratch batch of this warm tone developer for use with Ektalure. It gave very nice warm brown tones that turned a beautiful cool chocolate tone when toned in selenium. Yes, I know part of the equation is Ektalure, and Ilford warm tone paper is not as warm. Worth a try.
GAF 135 Warm Tone Paper Developer
Sodium Sulfite, dessicated: 24g
Sodium Carbonate, monohydrated: 24g
Potassium Bromide: 2.8g*
water to make: 1.0 liter total volume.
Dilute 1:1 with water, develop 2-3 minutes at 68 degrees F. Dilute more for less contrast.
*For warmer tone, Potassium Bromide may be increased up to 5.6 g/l. Do not exceed 5.6 g/liter.
I usually used it at 5g/l of KBR.
I think this formula came from the old Photo-Lab Index.
For years I used this exact GAF 135 formula, as stated with a max of 5g. of Kbr.
Searching for more warmth, I discovered the following formula, a close brother to the above, however, definitely a warmer version. GAF 125 Developer, copied and pasted from my working notes.
stored @ a 1/1 mixture w / H2O
add 1 more H2O for 2/1 working mix
Ύ part water & Ύ part used Dev.
mix Sulfite prior to Hydro & Sodium Carb
Water @ 1200 . 2000 ml
Metol 36 g
Sodium Sulfite 528 g
Hydroquinone . 144 g
Sodium Carbonate . 780 g
Pot Bromide (Kbr) 24 g
Water to make . 12000 ml
As stated somewhere in this thread, for more warmth try substituting Pot. Carbonate for Sod. Carbonate, I did and saw no significant gain in warmth and a substantially slower acting developer as a result.
No, this one's not toned, just LPD stock on MGWT, 15% overexposed then developed for only 2 mins as opposed to my usual 3-4 for LPD.
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I made some enlargments last night (my first ones) and got the same neutral-ish tone with MGWT and MG developer. I want it warm... Really warm....I have some lpd that I'll try next.
I also want to try my 'strong' lith mix with Fomatone to see if I can get that with enlargements like I did with a contact print.
Definitely give lpd a try with mgwt. Much much warmer. I did 1:4 of the liqui vversion. I think I just replenish it but make it stronger. I want it warmer still. can see the want iof warmth from pt/pd. I want the warmth of wet plate.