I guess you haven't seen their negatives. I certainly couldn't print them on enlarging paper.
Originally Posted by dslater
What I really meant to say was "Don't use ABC, which is what M&P use".
PMK has other problems, not the least of which is much greater general (aka fog) stain than ABC.
I still believe the best developer for both enlarging and contact printing purposes is Pyrocat.
Personally, I don't use either pyrogallol or pyrocatechin based developers for 90% of my negatives.
Nothing has been as overhyped as pyro developers, except perhaps Azo.
BTW, I used PMK for many years and think it's a fine developer for enlarging paper. Hutchings is a true pioneer, but there have been many improvements made in the years since he developed his breakthrough. Ask Sandy why he developed Pyrocat in the first place.
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