Quote Originally Posted by dpurdy View Post
I don't think sodium sulfite is ever going to get your developer going. I know I mix my paper developer with a bunch of sodium sulfite and sodium carbonate and if I leave out the sodium carbonate the developer doesn't do a darn thing regardless of how much sodium sulfite it has in there.
D-23 has only Metol, sodium sulfite and water and is nearly as active as D-76. However, we seldom develop paper in D-76 either.