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    Ilford Cooltone developer

    I need to stock up some CT developer while stocks last here . Does anyone have any information on it's shelf life?
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    I am using my 1 litre still that I got on the Ilford trip in June 2006 and started using about Sept of that year. No special storage. Just a squirt of protectan each time I replenish the Nova slot. My printing has been very low volume

    Once opened my guess is that you will use each 1 litre long before it goes bad. If you intend to stock several containers unopened then much longer would be my guess but you need a more accurate answer that I cannot give. I have been impressed by its longevity in very low volume use.

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    Pity they discontinued it- in conjuction with MGWT it gave a look of a gold toned print
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    Still available here at Freestyle. I keep seeing in threads it's discontinued...heck, it just came out a year and a half ago or so..
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    Matt-

    It was posted here from the horses mouth himself, Simon Galley. They killed it off. It's a great developer, which is a shame. It does last seemingly forever at stock strength.

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    Really? That's odd..and I didn't see that post either.

    Seems it had a short shelf life after all..
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    According to his post, the stuff didn't sell well. The folks who did buy it, loved it. Just not enough of them.

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    Is what you are referring to (Ilford Cooltone) different than what we here on APUG have been discussing as Ilford PQ developer? Are they two different products?

    The reason I ask is I just brewed some PQ from a formula found somewhere here and just loving it.

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    Ilford PQ is a brew-yourself formula. Ilford Cooltone came as a pre-mixed liquid, and was a new product.

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    Here is the thread where Simon made the announcement
    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum37/4...tml#post529547
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