Re: Kodalith fine line developer formula (sort of)

From: Jack Fulton ^lt;>
Date: 11/23/04-09:51:33 AM Z
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Cor might be correct here regarding the acetone. As I remember (now
faint and fading) there is/was a "portrait" developer that used acetone
and it kind of 'melted' the silver and gave extremely smooth skin

On Nov 23, 2004, at 7:25 AM, Breukel, C. (HKG) wrote:


The formaldehyde plays a crucial role: it binds the sodium sulfite. If
sulphite is free, it will prevent the lith effect (See Tim Rudmens book
a detailed description). It seems that the for,maldehyde can be
replaced by
aceton, but I never tried that.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nick Zentena []
> Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 4:18 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Kodalith fine line developer formula (sort of)
> On November 22, 2004 10:54 pm, Judy Seigel wrote:
>> A: 75-80% formaldehyde bisulfite
>> 5-10% sodium formaldehyde bisulfite
> Is the formaldehyde in the various lith developers just
> for film hardening?
> If it is can those of us that are trying to use Lith
> developers for lith
> prints just leave it out?
> Nick
Received on Tue Nov 23 09:51:47 2004

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