Re: How Much PMK

From: Sandy King ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/03/05-06:20:36 AM Z
Message-id: <a0602041abf66d12b5c35@[]>

I am really quite perplexed by your response. To the best of my
recollection I have never had any "truck" with you at all on this
list. In fact, I don't remember every responding to a single one of
your messages prior to the PMK message of last evening.

Also, I am well aware of the fact that you described the experiences
of Wyn Hutchings. I got that on the first reading. What I pointed out
was that the PMK formula was introduced in the late 1980s, not the
late 1990s as you mentioned. Now if that correction bruised your ego,
I apologize.


>Please re read my post, print it out and sleep with it under your
>pillow. For, in it I recounted theexperiences of my friend WYNN
>Hutchings. Not Gordon. And, it was my Friend WYNN Hutchings who
>had been using the PMK formula in his Jobo during the time I
>Since you constantly have 'truck' with what I post, please take it off list.
>Your superiority to me has no match that I can console myself. And,
>since you are always right, just post it to me personally.
>S. Shapiro
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Sandy King" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2005 9:12 PM
>Subject: Re: How Much PMK
>>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 Mon Oct 3 06:26:47 2005

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