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    Re: XTOL agitation

    Quote Originally Posted by Dakotah Jackson View Post
    If you are going to rock the tray why not use brush development instead? No sloshing, very even and clean development without worry of extra density at the film edges which tray rocking can sometimes have.

    Easy to do and works well.
    I was going to suggest this. I've been using a bush for development/agitation on 8x10 Tri-X with HC 110 and it gives very smooth development.

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    John Olsen
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    Re: XTOL agitation

    Never heard of "brush development," but I've led a sheltered life. I'll look it up.

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    John Olsen
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    Re: XTOL agitation

    Well, I got around to printing the negs that had enhanced rocking agitation and the nonuniform development is still there. I had even added a couple of "lift and drains" to make sure that the uniformity would be better. Instead of uniformity I think I just got out-of-control contrast gain. Is XTOL an evil hoax?

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    Re: XTOL agitation

    No, you're just not agitating properly. Do not rock the tray. It _will_ lead to unevenness.
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