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    Peter, I only just found out about this formula myself. I'll post a recipe here as soon as I can find it.

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    Here's a case where I wish Ilford would take a page out of Kodak's manual and print dates on the box. Would make things alot easier. Luckily though, Ilford warmtone is one of the best papers out there IMO so I always used it up well before it got to that point!

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    Sorry for crashing this thread, but who knows how to find the use by date of Ektalure. I've got some 16x20 boxes which I think are from the last run and the serial number is 42401-001DQR 66, though can't see a seperate date on the box. I'm sure when I was using a lot of Ektalure in the early 90s the label always had a date. May well put them up for sale but better find out how old they are. (Probably 8 or 9 years.)
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    I will check the dates and come back to you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon R Galley View Post
    I will check the dates and come back to you

    Simon ILFORD photo / HARMAN technology Limited :
    That would be much appreciated Simon. Thanks, Peter

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    Dupont D-55 warmtone developer

    The only Defender developer I found so far is this. Hope this helps.

    Dupont Defender D-55
    Gives good warm tones on Ilford Multigrade Warm Tone and Forte Polywarmtone papers. Use this diluted 1:2 with water. This is a very economical developer.

    Water 750 ml
    Metol 2.5 grams
    Sodium Sulfite 37.5 grams
    Hydroquinone 10.0 grams
    Sodium Carbonate 37.5 grams
    Potassium Bromide 13.0 grams
    Water to 1000 ml

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    Dear All,

    Batch 64 D October 2001
    11 B May 1997
    15 E September 1997
    27 E September 1998

    Since people are discussing older product, I guess these are the manufacturing dates but
    apart from 64D we have used those codes again

    11 B August 05
    15 E December 05
    27 E December 06

    Regarding the longevity of paper product, I have referred to this before, its all about storage : kept cool in a dry dark storage area without large temperature variations it can be usable for many years, I have used paper well over 10 years old before, the stability of modern emulsions are excellent from all the major manufacturers. As always its base fog levels that increase and a simple test should establish if the paper remains usable.

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    Simon.

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    Simon

    That's very useful information for me and it certainly looks as though the paper will be worth trying out. I'll come back in a couple of weeks and let folks know how I got on.

    Canuck

    I've never tried mixing my own chemicals, but it is something I've thought about in the past and maybe I'll have a go at this dev.

    Many thanks again, Peter

    Edit: I've also just found the formula for Defender D-56 on here at http://www.apug.org/forums/forum222/...nder-56-d.html
    Last edited by Peter Black; 01-04-2008 at 03:56 PM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: add info

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