Hi Thomas,

I hope you see this and apologies for resurrecting an old thread, but I've got a question...

I'm on my last batch of dektol and I have a can of LPD to try. I'll probably be ready to try about a month from now. Honestly, I'm not sure if I'm looking forward to the change or not... I've gotten used to dektol, but it would be nice not to have to mix new working solution when it's been a few days between printing sessions.

When you go to add your 300ml, after making the equivalent of 30 8x10 prints, is there always room to add the 300ml? In other words, has that much always been carried over to the stop bath? Or do you sometimes have to discard some of the working solution to make room to add the replenisher?


Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
Mix up the gallon kit according to the instructions.

Take 1/3 of the gallon and mix with water to one gallon; this is your working solution.

Take the remaining 2/3 of the concentrate and mix with water to one gallon total volume; this is your replenisher.

For every 30 8x10 prints you make you replenish 300ml.

After your printing session and replenishment you top up the working solution to a full gallon.

Store the replenisher in an accordion bottle or find a way of storing it in a container with as little air getting to it as possible.

When you have used up your replenisher you must mix a new batch. But instead of using water to mix the new concentrate into working solution, you use the old developer - this way you get the benefits of your replenished batch in the new working solution as well.

- Thomas