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    one-shot paper developer

    My darkroom situation is temporary right now and I need to minimize storage. I already switched my developer to liquid concentrate which is great. I wish I could do the same with fixer and print developer.

    I've been using Arista rapid fixer diluted 1+9 and used one-shot. It's not the cheapest but the convenience is worth it. Now what about print developer? Is there any scratch-mix or liquid concentrate print developers? It would be great if I could just get a Rodinal for paper. Along those lines, can I actually use Rodinal for paper, maybe by adding some extra ingredients?
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    Re: one-shot paper developer

    Yes, you can use rodinal as a paper developer. For dilution try 1 to 50, or 1 to 20. Good discussion here: http://www.apug.org/forums/forum37/3...developer.html

    For fixer, you can use plain hypo. Just get the crystals and mix as needed.

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    See, I've been told that using sodium thiosulfate by itself would not be satisfactory without other ingredients. I don't recall why.
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    Re: one-shot paper developer

    No, it works fine. Its all I ever use. Modern fixers are rapid, or include hardeners that are really unnecessary with modern emulsions. Just fix for five minutes for film, one minute for prints.

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