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rolleinut
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ARISTA PAPER DEVELOPERS

Post by rolleinut » Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:23 pm

I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR A NEW PAPER DEVELOPER BECAUSE I FEEL
THE DAYS OF KODAK DEKTOL ARE NUMBERED.
I ORDERED A FEW PACKAGES OF ARISTIDOL. I MIXED THE FIRST PACKET AND IT WORKED OUT WELL. WHEN I MIXED THE SECOND PACK
PERHAPS 6 MONTHS LATER, THE DEVELOPER WAS BROWN AND INACTIVE.
I THEN ORDERED THEIR "PREMIUM" POWDER DEVELOPER. I FILLED 4 QUART BOTTLES WITH THE STOCK SOLUTION. WHEN FIRST MIXED, IT WAS VERY NICE. I LOVED THE STUFF. NOW ABOUT 3 WEEKS LATER, I WENT TO THE SECOND BOTTLE AND FOUND IT WAS YELLOW AND HAS LOST SOME ACTIVITY. SO IS THE THIRD AND FOURTH.
MY DEKTOL STOCK SOLUTION LASTS MONTHS IN BROWN QUART BOTTLES.
HAS ANYONE HAD SIMILAR EXPERIENCES?

THANKS

ROLLEINUT
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Post by Digitaltruth » Thu Jun 22, 2006 2:17 pm

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Post by pirateoversixty » Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:30 pm

don't know anything about the silvergrain stuff, as it is quite new. ryuji is probably the most knowledgeable chemist working with photoproducts these days, at least from what i have read on other forums.

anyway, my standard paper dev is LPD from ethol. i recently got some PF 130 but haven't had a chance to use it yet.

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