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    Print developer that doesn't use hydroquinone

    Does anyone know the print developer recipes that doesn't use hydroquinone?
    My stock of hydroquinone is getting low and it's not easy to buy in Aus.
    Thanks

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    vanbar sell it, though its like 4x cost now than last time, since they only let you get it in lots of lower quantity @ higher price.

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    Thanks Athiril, I will check them out.

    Done some web surfing and found one called Chris Patton's E-72 which is a variation of D-72 but uses Ascorbic Acid in place of hydroquinone.
    Sounds perfect for me as I have stacks of AA.
    Has anyone used this?

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    Maco sells their Rollei Vintage Classic Developer which is HQ free: http://www.macodirect.de/rollei-vint...ter-p-450.html
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    Well, there is http://www.jackspcs.com/ and the article section of apug.
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    Dear eSPhotos,

    I think Eco Pro is still availalbe.

    Neal Wydra

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    Google for Ryuji Suzuki's DS-14 and DS-15 developers which uses ascorbic acid.
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    Pat Gainer described a perfectly good paper developer with Phenidone, ascorbic Acid (health food shop) and Sod. Carb. (pool pH raiser (Bunnings)) Big advantage: it doesn't stain the working area!

    Details escape me now but it shouldn't be too hard to find here.

    D-72 (Dektol) easily replicated or boughten.

    The Oz suppliers are slowly dying. And I don't believe it's our fault. They would rather sell digital stuff.

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    Thanks all,
    Will follow up on those items mentioned.
    Don't know what happened but Ryuji Suzuki's Silvergrain site is closed ..

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    I have bought hydroquinone from Merck in Melbourne.

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