Here's my variation which has a few followers. I've used thus for eight or nine years now...especially nice with Ilford WT FB.


Cooltone 130 paper developer**makes 1L stock

750 cc water @125 deg.
2.2 grams Metol
50 grams Sodium Sulfite
11 grams Hydroquinone
80 grams Sodium Carbonate (anhydrous)
11 grams Glycin
15 cc 1% Benzotriazole solution
Water to make 1L.


Mix in order shown. Add a pinch of Sodium Sulfite to the water before adding Metol.

I dilute 1+3..

I like to run the tray at 73 degrees

80 g. anhydrous carbonate is important.