Quote Originally Posted by Tom Duffy
Any experiences with Tmax 400 in pyrocat? Would it be a particularly good combination for AZO printing? I'm always sensitive to blocking highlights with Tmax. Any recommendations?


I have not used Tmax 400 in Pyrocat-HD for printing with AZO but I have used the combination for printing with both carbon, kallitpye and Pd. Tmax is in my opionion the best all-around film for these processes for several reasons: high ISO, great for both expansion and contraction development, has a very straight line curve, and has very good reciprocity correction.

It does not have, however, the development latitutde of TRI-X so if you over-develop you might indeed get too much contrast in the highlights, even with alternative processes.

Unfortunately Tmax 400 is not ordinarily available in sizes over 8X10.