Using a Ilfochrome P30.2 kit opened approximately 10 1/2 months ago.

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by Tom Kershaw, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Tom Kershaw

    Tom Kershaw Subscriber

    Jun 5, 2004
    South Norfolk
    Multi Format
    I have an Ilfochrome P30.2 kit I'd like to finish off, opened approximately ten and a half months ago. I assume the bleach and fix should be fine, but any advice on the developer?

    If using the Ilfochrome developer is an unwise option; considering the nature of the Ilfochrome process, should a standard black & white developer suffice or do I need to mix a formula from scratch?

  2. Rudeofus

    Rudeofus Subscriber

    Aug 13, 2009
    Medium Format
    I've used such a kit in the course of over a year, and the kit was opened many months before I finally finished it off. I had to use very different filter settings at the end, instead of Y20M30C00 I had to use Y00M40C40 for proper color balance. I can't tell you whether the paper or the chemistry was the main reason for the change.

    I'd say give it a shot and be prepared for large changes in your filter settings.