Prints in film dev

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  1. darin3200

    darin3200 TPF Noob!

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    I know you can develop film in print developer for high-grain and contrast results. Is it possible to develop print in film developer, lets say D-76, and get different results?
     
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    Of course it is. The silver salts in paper are pretty much the same as in film - and the developers for both use the same chemicals. It will just take a lot longer to get an image.
    I wouldn't bother if I were you.
     
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    Thanks Hertz, looks you've saved me some time :)
     
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    I didn't try it too, it's worth a try :)
     
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    Ok, I tried it by accident just because I'm clumsy :) It only took about 30 seconds more for 2oz of D-76 to 18oz of water. The results look fine
     
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    Torus34 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Results for prints, excluding time effects, will be the same. Not worth the bother, though. Dektol 2:1 is still the standard for prints at minimal cost.

    PS: Hertz van Rental is probably the greatest invented name since Ford Prefect.
     

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