How many prints per gallon of ...

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Lew, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. Lew

    Lew Guest

    I don't see a how many prints/rolls per gallon working/stock recommendation
    in The Darkroom Cookbook, 2ed. I use the one I find in my Kodak Master
    Darkroom Data guide... instead when I can match up the formulae. Is there a
    good rule of thumb to follow?
     
    Lew, Feb 15, 2009
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  2. I always use film developer one-shot.
    Paper developer (I use something like D-72, but with benzotriazole instead
    of KBr) I can use all day. When I use Amidol paper developer, I quit after 3
    or 4 hours.

    I use Indicator Stop Bath on prints, and dump it when it starts to get a
    little dark. I never let it get blue. When using Amidol, I use SB-1 and toss
    it when it gets a little color or when I dump the developer. Indicator stop
    bath I filter through a new cotton ball and put it back in the bottle. For
    Negatives, I use SB-5 one-shot.

    For fixer, I use F-5 for both film and paper, in two-bath setup. I use
    separate sets of fixer for negatives and paper, and I count the sheets. I
    let it get up to about 80% of what Kodak say you can get, and then dump it.
     
    Jean-David Beyer, Feb 15, 2009
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  3. Lew

    Lew Guest

    Sorry, I'm referring to developers.
     
    Lew, Feb 16, 2009
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  4. Lew

    Lew Guest

    I use D72/benzotriazole too... but "all day"? How many 8x10 equivalents are
    you talking about?
    Also.. do you really notice any difference with Amidol? I thought
    differences were only apparent back in the day with high silver content
    papers
     
    Lew, Feb 16, 2009
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  5. 10 or 20 at most in 1/2 gallon of 1+2 working solution. I usually get tired
    of printing at about that point.
    It depends on the paper. I seldom use it now because it requires about one
    stop more exposure, and the developing solution does not last all day.
     
    Jean-David Beyer, Feb 16, 2009
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