Re: How Much PMK

From: Sandy King ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/02/05-10:12:57 PM Z
Message-id: <a06020416bf665e759570@[]>

Mr. Shapiro,

You appear to have lost about ten years of your life. The PMK
forumula of Gordon Hutchings was being used by many of us in the late
1980s, not the late 1990s. I used PMK as my primary developer for
almost ten years and am as familiar with its characteristics as

Yes, it can be made to work with rotary processing, but in that use
it has several drawbacks which have been fully recorded in the


>My friend Wynn Hutchings has had great results with is Pt/Pd prints
>from negatives developed in PMK using his Jobo. Great results that
>have sold in galleries since the rebirth of the PMK formula became
>popular in the late 1990's
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Sandy King" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2005 11:58 AM
>Subject: Re: How Much PMK
>>I would recommend 500ml of solution, per 8X10 sheet of film.
>>However, PMK is not the best staining developer for rotary
>>processing, at least IMHO. You will get less general stain with
>>either Rollo Pyro or Pyrocat-HD. PMK oxidizes very rapidly with
>>rotary processing and the result will be increased B+F stain. This
>>is especially troubling with the long development times required
>>for alternative printing.
>>>One nice thing about this list is a lot of wheels have already
>>>been invented.
>>>It would be appreciated if someone familiar with PMK could tell me
>>>how much total volume of rolo PMK are required to develop a
>>>typical 8x10 film using a tube. The concern is to not deplete the
>>>developer so as to get consistent results no mater the densities
>>>on the film. I currently tray develop with 1030 ml PMK
>>>(10-20-1000) per each 8x10 and have not checked the capacity.
>>>Thank you in advance.
>>>Jeffrey D. Mathias
Received on Sun Oct 2 22:13:07 2005

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