Amidol Teaspoon Formula

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  1. Curt

    Curt Member

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    Has anyone actually used this formula? It's from the Unblinking Eye. It looks minimalistic.

    Amidol Teaspoon Formula
    Water, 70º F​
    500 ml ​
    Sodium sulfite, desiccated​
    1 tablespoon​
    Amidol​
    1 teaspoon​
    Potassium bromide​
    1/8 teaspoon​
    Use full strength or 1:1. Often recommended for bromoil work[​IMG]
     
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    It may be even more minimal. From my experience
    bromide is some times not needed. Depends upon
    the paper. Amidol needs no activator; alkali. Dan
     
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    The Ultimate Minimal Developer

    As an experiment I've used metol + activator
    and no more for a print developer. The developer
    turned black but the print came out fine.

    Use quickly as a one-shot: amidol + water. No more.
    My guess, it will last long enough to be used one-shot,
    maybe longer. Who knows?

    To test I'd suggest a very dilute minimal solution volume,
    with extended development. That stuff does cost. Dan