It is simply an imaging system which was developed by a specialist to work only like this without problems. Getting the CMS 20 to deliver images with halftones will work if you combine it with ADOTECH and no one knows what will happen if you do it a different way whic we have not tested and for which we cannot give any guarante. Known problems with microfilms beeing exposed and developed to midtones are cloudy patches in areas of the same density (sky, water etc.). Adotech was one of the first developers of itīs kind to overcome this problem. We have never recomended any other chemistry and we have never stated anywhere that a different system will work without problems. People have stated that they got good results in cafenol etc. but we cannot give a guarante for this. On our website it says: " Other than common microfilm developers ADOTECH is very resistant against streaking or producing turbulence- clouds next to the film holes. Still you have to use some general caution in agitating the filmtank. "
What is it about your film and developer that makes it so they must be used together or else they provide inconsistent results?