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    Well, I'm glad that I can put the scale to use in the kitchen (I needed one there anyway) as it will only do from 2 grams up in increments of 2 grams. I think I'll just head to Wal-Mart before my chemicals arrive and get an analog scale. After looking into making my own brews it looks to be much cheaper on everything from the developer, hypo remover, stop bath, and fix.
    Let's see what I've got in the magic trash can for Mateo!

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    I got an Ohaus triple balance scale from Ebay for about $30, later got the extra weights for it. If you go looking for one of these make sure the weights are all there. Nice thing about em, no batteries!

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    Jeremy,

    OK, for silver gelatin projection printing with VC papers, and assuming you are doing rotary processing (since you note that you are working with "unicolor rollers"), I recommend about 9.5 minutes at 70 degrees F for Ilford FP4+ (and/or PhotoWarehouse ASA 125 film) in Pyrocat-HD, 1:1:100 dilution.

    This should get you very close to optimum negatives for your printing conditions. Of course, test before developing your "Moonrise over Hernandez" negatives.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanking
    Jeremy,

    OK, for silver gelatin projection printing with VC papers, and assuming you are doing rotary processing (since you note that you are working with "unicolor rollers"), I recommend about 9.5 minutes at 70 degrees F for Ilford FP4+ (and/or PhotoWarehouse ASA 125 film) in Pyrocat-HD, 1:1:100 dilution.

    This should get you very close to optimum negatives for your printing conditions. Of course, test before developing your "Moonrise over Hernandez" negatives.

    Good luck.

    Sandy King
    sandy

    any guidelines for starting times/speeds in trays for fp4, bpf200 or efkepl100? any advantage/disadvantage in giving continuous agitation as per typical tray development as opposed to your suggested 10" per minute?

    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by sanking
    Jeremy,

    OK, for silver gelatin projection printing with VC papers, and assuming you are doing rotary processing (since you note that you are working with "unicolor rollers"), I recommend about 9.5 minutes at 70 degrees F for Ilford FP4+ (and/or PhotoWarehouse ASA 125 film) in Pyrocat-HD, 1:1:100 dilution.

    This should get you very close to optimum negatives for your printing conditions. Of course, test before developing your "Moonrise over Hernandez" negatives.

    Good luck.

    Sandy King
    sandy

    any guidelines for starting times/speeds in trays for fp4, bpf200 or efkepl100? any advantage/disadvantage in giving continuous agitation as per typical tray development as opposed to your suggested 10" per minute?

    thanks
    lloyd

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    lloyd,

    I can give you some recommended times for tray development of FP4+ and BPF200, but have not tested Efke 100.

    Are you also doing silver gelatin printing with VC papers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Moore
    is there any reason to use a digital versus an analog scale? I picked up a digital scale with both oz or grams and a resettable zero at a local kitchen appliance store that is going out of business. After next Thursday (when I get paid) or when Sandy posts back to this topic--whichever is second-- I will place my order at ArtCraft Chemicals and give pyro a shot.
    Digital scales are convienient because you can tare them. You put your weighing container on the scale, and when you tare it corrects for the weight so it now reads zero. Saves a little math and and the possiblity of error. You can get them now for the price of a decent anolog scale.

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    I market process controllers so when I am ready to make batches I use a computer operatorated vibratory feeder and a scale that is good to the miligram for a kilo. Of course without cal weights, the precision would not be too good - anyway I could not afford this equipment - just happy it is on hand when I need it!

    Not having tried Pyrocat and being pretty experienced now with PMK, what does pyrocat do differently than PMK that I would want to try it? - Frank
    My photos are always without all that distracting color ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fhovie
    Not having tried Pyrocat and being pretty experienced now with PMK, what does pyrocat do differently than PMK that I would want to try it? - Frank
    Less overall satin and better propotional stain.

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    it's also supposed to work better then traditional pyro in rotary tubes
    Let's see what I've got in the magic trash can for Mateo!

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