you don't understand. using hc-110 dil a to develop paper resulted in fog or other developing unexposed in under a minute. Using paper developer on the same paper at the same time, same "exposure" (no exposure at all) this resulted in no such "fog" developing after over 2 minutes. This means that the paper develop has some extra restrainers in it. This was not "underdevelopment" since the same was done with exposed papers and the paper developer developed an image where the hc110 developed the image plus fog and kept getting darker and darker and darker as time went on.
Originally Posted by Ian Grant
The conclusion is extra restrainers in the paper developer work to keep the "fog" from developing but still can develop the high densities needed in a similar amount of time.
Now the question is: if this is due to restrainers doing their job properly, then is there something more hypersensitive in paper--bigger grains or something--that makes it more sensitive to developers where film would be insensiive due to smaller grain structure? Is this what is going on? if that is the case then film developer could be designed "hotter"...as it apparently is...