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    Very happy with Ilford Multigrade developer and Kentmere Fineprint VC FB Glossy paper since Kodak stopped making paper. What is that 3-4 years now? I print 7x17 contact prints and 20x24 enlargements of 8x10 negatives.

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    I've settled on PF 130 for use with my Bromide and Kentona. The only developer I believe is superior is Amidol and only for it's increased activity in a water bath. On prints that don't need an extreme water bath the PF130 is indistinguishable. Best of luck. Shawn

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    I use Kentmere FP VC with Zone VI developer.

    It mixes easily with two separate bags of powdered chemicals, keeps well, and is relatively inexpensive. You get about 10% off if you buy several packs which lasts me 1-2 years. Good deep blacks. Mixes 1:3.
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    Just ordered some Fomatol PW from Silverprint-W/T glycin based dev so should be good. Also going to try Samuel Fein's Amidol formula (can be found on unblinkingeye.com) and Ilford W/T.
    "He took to writing poetry and visiting the elves: and though many shook their heads and touched their foreheads and said 'Poor old Baggins!' and though few believed any of his tales, he remained very happy till the end of his days, and those were extraordinarily long "- JRR Tolkien, ' The Hobbit '.

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    Dear Uncle Bill,

    The results of the test are based on your tastes, not others. Give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Dog View Post
    Just ordered some Fomatol PW from Silverprint-W/T glycin based dev so should be good.
    Has anybody informations regarding the shelf life of mixed Fomatol PW?

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    OT - Fomatol

    I wasn't aware of Fomatol PW - I'll have to give it a try as I'm nearly out of glycin for homebrew Ansco 130 and shipping glycin from The Formulary whilst not too expensive, is a pain... Wonder if it is the same (or very similar) to Ansco 130 - my favourite for just about any paper, including Fineprint FB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Bill View Post
    I picked up a packet of Kentmere Fineprint VC FB Glossy paper last night
    Formulary BW-65 or Ansco 130, if you're into brewing your own. Awesome results.

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    I would recommend that people give the benzotriazole variant of 130 a try. I love the tones and rich blacks on WT papers, (both Ilford and Kentmere that I've tried it on).

    There's a short discussion in the articles area on this:

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum222/...sco-130-a.html

    The eclarke comment has his variation that I tried and prefer.
    Craig Schroeder

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