I have just tried the Maco superlith kit and it seems good. It clearly has far better capacity than the Forte Lith kit that I used previously. Its is also far less keen to pepper fog....anyway
After some time of clean results, I started to get some streaks on the prints. Typical chemical swirls in random locations. I also got the odd inexplicable lighter streak rather than the detailed swirls. I have never seen this before and got it with both Kentona and Seagull papers. Any ideas?
I noticed in my excitement that at about the same time towards the end of the session, my stop had gone kapput for the last few prints where I had problems. Could it be that this is the cause (prints being arrested by fixer rather than stop) as the marks were not there in the developer. The fix was 2 bath, the second bath being recently made up, so that was in itself fine.
Also, I noticed that whilst the Seagull gave me nice peachy stoney tones, the kentona was warm sienna brown with a hint of green in places. This is my first use of kentona and it is clear that is is more gritty and ''raw' than seagul (which makes up in elegance what it lacks in grit), however, others mention getting warm brick reds and peaches with this paper. Mine is nothing like that - perhaps casued by this particular developer?