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Re: LC-1 developer question

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  • From: david drake <daviddrakephoto@sympatico.ca>
  • Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2008 09:18:25 -0400
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sorry. . .  I am still here. I've been horizontal for the past number of days with a wicked stomach flu. 
The metol did dissolve with no problem, it was only days later that I found it had crystalized. Frustratingly, the double strength developer worked wonderfully; my initial time of 25 minutes was, basically, cut in half. The ratio I used was 2 + 4 + 4. I'm still not sure how to proceed. Those 25 minute test prints were 'killing me'. 

Also, I have found a discrepancy in the formula for LC-1B:  
one formula lists: 
metol 4 gr
sodium sulfite 120 gr
hydroquinone 4 gr
sodium bisulfite 30 gr
water to make 1 liter 
whereas 'The Book of Alternative Processes' (1st addition) lists:
metol 4 gr
sodium sulfite 80 gr
hydroquinone 4 gr
sodium bisulfite 20 gr
water to make 1 liter 

Perhaps someone could clarify? Dave?


On 30-Mar-08, at 11:04 PM, Dave S wrote:
Oh, I somehow missed that. I was working out of town last week and was
reading the posts from the list very quickly.

Hope David will find the problem soon and let us know too.  :-)


-----Original Message-----
From: Ryuji Suzuki [mailto:rs@silvergrain.org] 
Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2008 11:18 AM
Subject: Re: LC-1 developer question

I think he could dissolve all his (double strength) Metol at 
first but he saw Metol to crystalize days after. Changing the 
order of dissolution won't solve this problem.

Ryuji Suzuki
"Make something religious and people don't have to deal with 
it, they can say it's irrelevant." (Bob Dylan, Biograph booklet, 1985)

david drake photography