I amazed myself when i realized that I could actually resume my plate coating fun in my little bathroom blackroom, with a rigged up drying box.
Now I have some really stupid questions;
How do you plate guys (safely) store your plates? I'm only doing 4x5 dry plate, but I want to soon try 8x10 dry plate
What's an appropriate fixing time for liquid light? Is 5 minutes with strong fixer enough, with a perma wash and 5 minute rinse at the end? It certainly clears it, but the emulsion is thick, so IDK...
Also, I came across the phrase "Over-Cooking" liquid light... Is there a maximum temperature that should not be exceeded when doing this? I'm using some expired liquid light, and seem to be getting reduced speed and fog, but i'm not sure if that's age or over-cooking. When I put it in my really old Dektol 1:1, it flashes up a great looking neg, and then the fog sets in FAST. I don't pull it early, because what you see isn't what you get with red lights and dev by inspection i've noticed...
I just shot a plate, i'm gonna try rodinal 1:50 to see it that cuts down on the fog.