WARM TONE PRINT DEVELOPER

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WARM TONE PRINT DEVELOPER

Postby Lowell Huff » Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:39 pm

Is there any interest in a warm tone print developer?


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Re: WARM TONE PRINT DEVELOPER

Postby Keith Tapscott. » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:34 pm

Lowell Huff wrote:Is there any interest in a warm tone print developer?
I'm sure there is for some people Lowell, because Ilford sell a warm-tone paper developer and Adox sell what was formerly known as Agfa Neutol-WA.

I sometimes wonder how much the developer formula actually contributes to providing warmer tones rather than those warmer tones being the actual characteristic of the light sensitive emulsion itself?

I suspect the results of warm-tone developers are subtle if anything depending on the papers chosen by the photographer or darkroom technician.

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Re: WARM TONE PRINT DEVELOPER

Postby Lowell Huff » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:43 pm

Certainly the most influential aspect of tone is the "color" of the base. I have found, and it is well documented, that the type of antifog is also influential in the tone. They can be and are more than subtle.

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Re: WARM TONE PRINT DEVELOPER

Postby Ornello » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:28 pm

Lowell Huff wrote:Is there any interest in a warm tone print developer?
Print developers have only a subtle effect, though adding KBr to the developer does tend to warm the tones up a bit.


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