Support our Sponsors, they keep FADU free:   AG Photographic   Keyphoto   The Imaging Warehouse   Process Supplies   RH Designs   RK Photo   Second-hand Darkroom Supplies   Silverprint Ltd

Notices

Go Back   Film and Darkroom User > Equipment > Darkroom

  ***   Click here for the FADU 2015/2014 Yearbooks   ***

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 24th January 2010, 11:54 PM
Jacques's Avatar
Jacques Jacques is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 180
Default Fotospeed LD20 Lith developer

I have a kit of Fotospeed LD20 that I opened on august 2008. The bottles are still at 3/4 full. Do you think it is still good?
Jacques
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 25th January 2010, 12:25 PM
PaulG's Avatar
PaulG PaulG is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Wales
Posts: 332
Default

Sorry Jacques, none of my LD20 has lasted that long to find out.

I get the impression that lith developer generally keeps for quite a long time, so I would say give it a try. After all, LD20 isn't cheap and what do you have to lose other than a little of your time and maybe a sheet or two of paper?

I'd be interested to know how you get on.
__________________
************************************************** *************************
More photos live here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/arm_a_dillo/
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 25th January 2010, 01:14 PM
Timrudman Timrudman is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Surrey, UK
Posts: 151
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jacques View Post
I have a kit of Fotospeed LD20 that I opened on august 2008. The bottles are still at 3/4 full. Do you think it is still good?
Jacques
Unless you live in the tropics it is almost certainly OK
Tim
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 25th January 2010, 01:17 PM
B&W Neil's Avatar
B&W Neil B&W Neil is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: West Cornwall
Posts: 4,073
Default

As long as there has been no cross-contamination the contents will be fine. You are correct lith developers (A&B) do keep for a very long time in normal storage conditions. I have some half used 1 gallon containers of Kodak and Champion lith developer in my darkroom that are many years old now and are still working perfectly well.

Have no worries - mix up and let's see some lith prints

Neil.
__________________
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." Aristotle

Neil Souch
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 25th January 2010, 03:08 PM
Jacques's Avatar
Jacques Jacques is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 180
Default

Thank you everyone. I will give it a try and post my results.
Jacques
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 25th January 2010, 11:35 PM
Steve O's Avatar
Steve O Steve O is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Kelsall, Cheshire
Posts: 379
Default

I've used 1/4 full bottles of LD20 that have been standing idle for well over a year without any problems.

Steve
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 26th January 2010, 11:24 AM
Roy_H's Avatar
Roy_H Roy_H is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 353
Default

From the days when I used to get through gallons of Kodalith developer for high contrast lith work - similar formulation to LD-20 I believe - I can vouch for its longevity.
So long as the two solutions are not contaminated it should be good for many years. wish I'd hung onto some!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 26th January 2010, 04:18 PM
Jacques's Avatar
Jacques Jacques is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 180
Default

Yesterday I gave it a try and it is working beautifully. Thanks again everybody.
Jacques
Reply With Quote
Reply
Support our Sponsors, they keep FADU free:   AG Photographic   Keyphoto   The Imaging Warehouse   Process Supplies   RH Designs   RK Photo   Second-hand Darkroom Supplies   Silverprint Ltd

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fotospeed Paper Mike O'Pray Darkroom 37 9th July 2010 03:58 PM
Fotospeed Paper Larry New products and offers 0 15th January 2010 07:14 PM
Fotospeed Technical Booklet & darkroom tips Larry Darkroom 3 14th November 2009 01:23 AM
Lith printing PaulG Monochrome printing techniques 2 17th June 2009 03:02 PM
Fotospeed Fibre Based D/W Lith Paper (Eggshell). Ag-Bromide Monochrome printing techniques 4 9th December 2008 05:25 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.