Help for D-85 LITH Developer and FX-37 developer.

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by PG, Jun 15, 2004.

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    I've formulated 2.5 liters of two solutions D-85 (kodak lith developer). I
    don't find Paraformaldehyde and i've replaced it with around 200ml of
    acetone (82.5 mm x 2.5) but the solution DON'T WORK!

    For a test, i've mixed 4 parts of solution A with 1 part of solution B (no
    water) and i've make a strip test with 2 min, 4 min, 6 min, 8 min and 10
    min. exposure time. I've immersed the strip into solution and after *10*
    minutes the strip test was always white (no halo, no shadows)

    How can be happened?

    Sorry, have patience, a second question:

    What is life time of FX-37? My formulation have now 4 mounths.

    thanks to all and sorry for my english!

    PG, Jun 15, 2004
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  2. quello sarebbe il meno.......

    Fëdor Pavlovic', Jun 15, 2004
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    In data Tue, 15 Jun 2004 11:56:30 +0200, Fëdor Pavlovic' ha scritto:
    be quite *EX* pyroman ! ;-)

    PG, Jun 15, 2004
  4. Hard to say. You must remember that few brands of paper really "liths".
    Try with following: Fortezo, Maco Expo, Kentmere Art Classic. Another
    way: switch on Kodalith developer or Maco Lith dev. For example, Agfa
    MCC liths well in Maco Lith and it is always in stock from common
    dealers and cheaper than others. But if you are on the path: "wanna-brew
    myself-MY-OWN-stuff", I think that P. Gainer Vit C + Hydroquinone +
    Sodium Carbonate works fairly well as a lith developer without typical
    drawbacks of D85 and without poisonous matters like paraform. However
    take care about streakings and heavy and large spots with this formula,
    that is unstable. You can read more here:
    Vergil Starkwell, Jun 15, 2004
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    In data Tue, 15 Jun 2004 12:34:31 +0200, Vergil Starkwell ha scritto:
    normally i use Bergger CB and NB, and Ilford Galerie.

    i've just buyed Ornano S3 LITH developer, but i wish to understand how D-85
    with acetone don't work.

    PG, Jun 15, 2004
  6. yep ! now... pyroWoman :)))
    Fëdor Pavlovic', Jun 15, 2004
  7. hum, never lith printed with, sorry.
    Dunno about ornanno S3 lith, but surely will work if they label it
    that-a-way. Sorry, can't help ya with D85, I'm not a chemiman.
    see you.
    Vergil Starkwell, Jun 15, 2004
  8. Why would you think acetone would substitute for paraformaldehyde?
    Why not just buy Kodak Litho Developer?
    Jean-David Beyer, Jun 15, 2004
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    In data Tue, 15 Jun 2004 09:30:37 -0400, Jean-David Beyer ha scritto:
    because i needed use it immediately and it's too difficult to find in
    italy. :-(
    PG, Jun 15, 2004
  10. Why not just buy Kodak Litho Developer?
    Try stores/companies that sell to printers, as in printing newspapers,
    printing menus, printing business forms .... these stores will all carry
    lith developer - many photo stores don't (heck, many photo stores
    around here don't even carry Dektol).
    Nicholas O. Lindan, Jun 15, 2004
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    In data Tue, 15 Jun 2004 13:46:20 GMT, Nicholas O. Lindan ha scritto:
    When i can do it, i prefer to mix my chem manually. With this procedure i
    can have mach more control to process, and i can modify it ever needs.
    i have buyed too chemicals by now that i use when possible. ;-)

    PG, Jun 15, 2004
  12. If the original formula is with parafolmadehyde, then of course it doesn't
    work without it.

    Dimitris Tzortzakakis,Iraklion Crete,Greece
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    Tzortzakakis Dimitrios, Jun 16, 2004
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    PG Guest

    In data Wed, 16 Jun 2004 06:45:47 +0300, Tzortzakakis Dimitrios ha scritto:
    NO! the original formula is with parafolmadehyde, but is specified that it
    can be replaced with ACETONE.

    "You may substitute 82.5 millilitres of acetone for the paraformaldehyde"


    PG, Jun 16, 2004
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