I use the dichromate in the developer, not in the coating solution. What I am trying to convey is that I replenish the main solutin of developer with fresh solution that contains proprotially the same amount of dichromate.


Quote Originally Posted by Neil Poulsen
Out the starting gate, I purchased potassium chlorate from P.F. for my contrast agent. Does this have the same affect on the developer as the potassium dichromate?

Sandy, I just saw your second response. I'm not quite following when you say,

"I use dichromate control and add back the dichromate in the fresh solution in the same ratio as it is found in the main solution."

Is the "main solution" to which you refer the coating solution or the developer solution? My understanding is that potasium dichromate enters the developer through the print coating.

I like the idea of not tossing developing chemistry, just adding to it. I'm wondering about having a bottle of developer available for each paper so as to minimize the effect of one paper on the development of another, to avoid cross-contamination.