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RE: Pyrocat HD Capacity?


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Loris Medici [mailto:mail@loris.medici.name]
> Sent: donderdag 18 oktober 2007 10:33
> To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
> Subject: RE: Pyrocat HD Capacity?
> AFAIK, Pyrocat is a one-shot developer? Why are you concerned with
> reusing the developer? (If I'm not misunderstanding you...) Pyrocat is
> already pretty cheap (more so when you mix it yourself), especially
> compared to the price of a single sheet of 5x7" film...
> If it's hard to obtain the developer in your area, then I suggest that
> you purchase...
> a) ...a couple of big packs of glycol versions, that way you'll spend
> less shipment cost per unit of developer. Since it has a very long
> life( if you won't use if often), buying in big amounts is not an
> issue...
> b) ...the raw materials and mix it yourself. I mixed Pyrocat MC in
> glycol myself; it works like a charm + it's easy/cheap (given you can
> buy the necessary chemicals locally, for good prices. That was my case
> except the Pyrocatechol which I imported from Germany. The remainder
> materials were all purchased locally for really good prices...
> Regards,
> Loris.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ross Chambers [mailto:maelduin@ozemail.com.au]
> Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 11:21 AM
> To: Alternative Photo
> Subject: Pyrocat HD Capacity?
> Can anyone advise the capacity, preferably in terms of numbers of 5"7"
> sheets, of a litre of 1+1+100 Pyrocat HD?
> The film stock is Arista Edu Ultra 100, exposed at ISO 50.
> I plan to use 8"x10" trays and I have a recommended semi-stand of 18
> minutes, aiming for negs which will be OK for salted prints.