FD10 Fine Grain One Shot Film Developer
Fotospeed FD10 is a fine grain black & white film developer concentrate giving rated film speed and the high edge sharpness expected from solvent type
developers. It is a one shot developer which gives identical results on each occasion with the need to store stock solution eliminated.
Fotospeed FD10 concentrate should be diluted by measuring the required amount of concentrate into a measure and adding water to the required volume. Two
dilution ratios are given. Dilute either 1+9 or 1+14 at 20°C. Normal tank practice should be followed for agitation ensuring that the tank is tapped on the
bench after filling with developer to dislodge any air bubbles that may adhere to the film. Normal contrast refers to the use of enlargers fitted with a condenser
lamphouse, and high contrast refers to the use of enlargers fitted with a diffuser or color mixing head.
FD10 is suitable for rotary drum use. Due to continuous agitation, processing times should be reduced by 15% to those published.
A full tightly capped bottle of Fotospeed FD10 will keep for at least one year and a half full bottle for about four months.
FD30 Fine Grain Push Process Film Developer
Fotospeed FD30 is a liquid concentrate black & white film developer suitable for manual and machine processing which permits an increase in film speed rating
by up to three stops within acceptable processing times. Edge sharpness and shadow detail are retained over the range with no appreciable increase in grain
size. Rated film speed is achieved with a short processing time at the higher dilution. An increase in film speed and contrast is achieved by a combination
of extended processing times and/or reduced dilution. A slight increase in normal background density may be experienced at the highest speed rating but final
prints will exhibit good tonal qualities throughout the range.
Fotospeed FD30 concentrate should be diluted by measuring the required amount of water into a measure and adding FD30 concentrate to the required volume. We
recommend that the bottle be inverted three times prior to pouring. Three dilution ratios are given. Dilute either 1+9, 1+7 or 1+5 at 20°C and follow normal tank
practice for agitation ensuring that the tank is tapped on the bench after filling with developer to dislodge any air bubbles that may adhere to the film.
DEEP TANK PROCESSING
Fotospeed FD30 concentrate is suitable for deep tank use. A dilution of 1+9 provides the flexibility to process a wide variety of manufacturers' film types at
rated film speed with the option to push process up to 3 stops. In the deep tank situation processing times should be increased by 10% over those published. The
solution should be replenished at the rate of 20ml per 135/36 Exp, 120 roll or 8x10in sheet at a dilution of 1+7. This can be done every ten films.
ROTARY DRUM PROCESSORS
Fotospeed FD30 is suitable for rotary drum use. Due to its continuous agitation, processing times should be reduced by 15% to those published.
A full capped bottle of Fotospeed FD30 will keep for up to 2 years and a half full bottle for about 6 months.
PD5 Universal Print Developer
Fotospeed PD5 print developer is a phenidone/hydroquinone developer concentrate designed for black and white paper both resin coated and fibre based. PD5 is
also suitable for processing sheet film.
Paper: For resin coated and fibre based papers dilutions of either 1+9 or 1+4 may be selected according to conditions outlined below.
Film: A wide range of sheet film can be processed in Fotospeed PD5 where subsequent enlargement is limited. A dilution of 1+9 should be used and a
development time of 4 minutes at 20°C with continuous agitation should be regarded as a starting point.
The following table is for use with resin coated or fibre based paper.
A full tightly capped bottle of Fotospeed PD5 will keep for one year and a half full bottle for about four months. During use, Fotospeed PD5 will keep in good
condition for about 24 hours in an open dish and for about one week in a deep tank with floating lid.
DV10 Varigrade Print Developer
Fotospeed DV10 is a varigrade dish PQ developer formulated to give a short induction time in dish use to permit the rapid processing of resin coated papers where
development is completed in 60 seconds
MIXING INSTRUCTIONS AND USE
DV10 should be diluted 1+9 with water and ideally used at 20°C. The image will appear in 5-10 seconds and development completed in 60 seconds. Development time
can be reduced to compensate for over exposure but immersion time should not be shorter than 30 seconds. Alternatively, development time can be extended to
compensate for under exposure. However, to obtain perfect tonal range the correct exposure is preferable.
50 sheets of 8x10in paper can be processed in 1Ltr of DV10 working solution diluted at 1+9.
A full tightly capped bottle of Fotospeed DV10 will keep for one year and a half full bottle for about four months. During use, Fotospeed DV10 will keep in good
condition for about 24 hours in an open dish and for about one week in a deep tank with floating lid.
LD20 Lith Developer
Fotospeed LD20 is supplied as a two part concentrate which dilutes to make a single working solution. Particularly efficient for infectious development of papers
such as, Fotospeed LITH, Fotospeed Tapestry and Kentmere Kentona. Supplied with full instructions on lith printing.
Fotospeed LD20 is supplied as A+B concentrates (500ml of each). Each Part dilutes 1+3 with water before being mixed together to form the working solution. For
infectious development of papers the working solution should be further diluted to achieve the desired effect of grittiness and tint. LD20 comes with full
instructions for lith printing and includes suppressants for 'pepper fogging'. For typical lith printing, where further dilution is required, this kit will make
10Ltrs of working solution.
LD20 will keep for at least two years in unopened bottles. Once opened the contents should be used within two months.
LSK10 Lith Printing Starter kit
Designed for those wanting to try lith printing. LSK10 comes complete with Fotospeed Lith Paper (10 shts 8x10 in) and LD20 Lith Developer (to make 3Ltrs at 1+9
dilution) along with concise lith printing instructions to guide the first time lith printer through the maze. For those who get bitten by the lith printing bug
then there are the big size papers and bigger size lith developer.
GSD10 Grade Select Print Developer
Fotospeed Grade Select does exactly what the name says. You can select the grade of paper with the developer. Grade Select enables you to make a fixed grade paper
into a variable grade paper through the dilutiuon and mixture of the developer. A typical fixed grade paper with a grade of 2.5 can through development be taken
from grade 0 to 4. Grade select can also be used as a two bath prnt developer.
Grade Select is supplied as two 1Ltr concentrated solutions. One a hard developer and the other a soft developer. Each can be used as a single developer (hard or
soft), or mixed as a single solution for the grade required. Dilution is simple with a concise table for selection.
WT10 Warm Tone Developer
Fotospeed WT10 is a warm tone print developer that maintains the contrast and vibrancy of the image and gives it a warm tone. It also has a good capacity and a
long shelf life making it a superior product.
Dilute WT10 1+9 with water to make the working solution. Processing times are 90 seconds for both RC and FB material. Fixation is recommended at 1+4 for FX20
Rapid Fixer - 30 seconds for RC and 60 seconds for FB. Wash as normal.
WT10 will keep in good condition for at least one year in sealed containers. Working solution will keep for several days in tightly capped bottles with the
minimum of air.
FX20 Super Rapid Fixer
Fotospeed FX20 Rapid Fixer is a general purpose liquid fixer concentrate that has no hardener added and is suitable for use with a wide range of B&W photographic
materials. FX20 is very long lasting and will not, as with other brands of fixer, bleach back the print's highlights where extended fixing times are desirable.
Where a hardening fixer is required then add RH100 Rapid Hardener to the fixer working solution.
Dilute the FX20 1+9 with water and fix for 2 minutes or 1+4 with water for 1 minute. When the clearing time exceeds twice that of fresh fixer then the fixer should
FX20 will keep in good condition for at least one year in sealed containers. Working solution will keep for several months in tightly capped bottles with the
minimum of air. During use FX20 will keep in good condition for about one week in the open dish and for about two months in a deep tank with a floating lid.
FX30 Odorless Fixer
Fotospeed FX30 is an odorless fixer suitable for all B&W materials. Standard dilution is 1+9. Makes for a pleasant working environment. The use of stop bath is
recommended to extend the life of the fixer. Why not use Fotospeed SB50 odorless stop bath with indicator?
FX30 will keep in good condition for at least one year in sealed containers. Working solution will keep for several months in tightly capped bottles with the
minimum of air. During use FX30 will keep in good condition for about 3 days in the open dish.
RH100 Rapid Hardener
Fotospeed RH100 is a rapid hardener concentrate designed for use with Fotospeed FX20 Rapid Fixer where a
hardening fixer solution is required. RH100 will greatly improve the appearance of the film by minimizing
surface damage and reducing drying marks. RH100 checks the swelling of the film emulsion so that it is less
easily damaged and reduces water absorption by the film emulsion so that drying is faster.
RH100 should be added to working strength FX20 Rapid Fixer at the rate of 15mls /Ltr of working strength fixer. The addition of hardener will require the
fixing time to be doubled. Never mix RH100 concentrate and Fixer concentrate together.
RH100 will keep for several years in an air tight bottle.
SB40 Indicator Stop Bath
Fotospeed SB40 Stop Bath is an acid stop bath incorporating an indicator dye to warn of exhaustion. Stop bath causes development to cease immediately on
contact to ensure clear highlights in paper and low fog on film. The use of stop bath also ensures that the fixer is protected from carry-over from the
developer ensuring optimum fixer life
SB40 Stop bath should not be used beyond exhaustion and should be changed as soon as the color change from yellow to purple is observed.
The concentrate should be diluted 1+29 with water for use with both film and paper. Suitable for both B&W and Color materials. Stronger or weaker dilutions
can be used but 1+29 is the optimum. Stop time - 10 secs at 20°C
Fotospeed SB40 in full tightly capped bottles will last at least one year.
SB50 Indicator Stop Bath/ Odorless
Fotospeed SB50 is an odorless stop bath with indicator dye to warn of exhaustion. Makes for a more pleasant darkroom environment due to its odorless formula.
SB50 dilutes 1+19 with water.
SB50 Stop bath should not be used beyond exhaustion it should be changed when the yellow to blue color change is observed.
The concentrate should be diluted 1+19 with water for use with both film and paper Suitable for both B&W and Color materials. Stop time - 20 secs at
20°C. A natural compliment to FX30.
Fotospeed SB50 in full tightly capped bottles will last at least one year.