Quote Originally Posted by gainer View Post
Some further experimenting with use as paper developer:
it is a rather soft developer, good for those negatives that
should have grade 1 paper when all you have is grade 2.
Addition of hydroquinone or sodium ascorbate will put
more snap in normal scenes.
No surprise. Metol alone, however you activate, is a replay
of Ansco 120 or Beer's 1. Those last two, BTW, the same
formula save for the concentration of the stock solutions.

I've activated with sulfite alone, D23, and could not see
any difference though paper slower and slower to develop.
Add hydroquinone and you'll see a real change in contrast.
May be as good or better than Beer's 1 through 7 as a
contrast control developer. Dan