Kodak Dektol Black & White Paper Developer, Powder to Make 1 Gallon.

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Kodak DEKTOL Developer is a single-powder, easily prepared paper developer for producing neutral and cold-tone images. This developer has a high capacity and uniform development rate. An excellent all-purpose paper developer for tray processing.

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Printing (6),Enlarging (5),Developing (4),Photography (3)
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4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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A classic paper developer

I really like Dektol because it works very well. I have a darkroom in my garage, and I use trays to print B&W. It lasts for a long time, and has plenty of capacity. Prints come out neutral toned. Finished prints respond well to selenium and sepia toning. Sepia toning comes out quite warm, while selenium is cool to cold depending on how long in toner. Dektol is economical to use. I have left it in the tray for almost a week and it still worked. It was brown and nasty looking, like coffee, howe...

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I really like Dektol because it works very well. I have a darkroom in my garage, and I use trays to print B&W. It lasts for a long time, and has plenty of capacity. Prints come out neutral toned. Finished prints respond well to selenium and sepia toning. Sepia toning comes out quite warm, while selenium is cool to cold depending on how long in toner. Dektol is economical to use. I have left it in the tray for almost a week and it still worked. It was brown and nasty looking, like coffee, however it worked. The stock solution keeps well, mine is 9 months old and is good. I would recommend Dektol to anyone who is looking for an easy to use, standard paper developer.

Reviewed by 8 customers

 
5.0

A classic paper developer

By

from Houston  -  Photo Enthusiast

I really like Dektol because it works very well. I have a darkroom in my garage, and I use trays to print B&W. It lasts for a long time, and has plenty of capacity. Prints come out neutral toned. Finished prints respond well to selenium and sepia toning. Sepia toning comes out quite warm, while selenium is cool to cold depending on how long in toner. Dektol is economical to use. I have left it in the tray for almost a week and it still worked. It was brown and nasty looking, like coffee, however it worked. The stock solution keeps well, mine is 9 months old and is good. I would recommend Dektol to anyone who is looking for an easy to use, standard paper developer.

 
5.0

Classic Paper developer that works great

By

from Houston  -  Photo Enthusiast

Dektol is the classic paper developer from Kodak. It is easy to mix and use and has a long life in the tray. Shelf life of the stock solution is good too. I really like this developer. I would recommend using distilled water to make the stock solution, I feel it helps it keep longer. I have used it after sitting in the tray for almost a week and it worked well. It was fairly dark from oxidation but had plenty of power left. Dektol is great for most printing work. I used to use liquid paper developer, but I found it went bad faster. I would recommend this to all silver halide artists.

 
5.0

Heads up--also works as a FILM developer

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from Tucson Az  -  Photo Enthusiast

Back in the late 70's our HS photo dept was on a tight budget...the instructor had a neat old trick where you dilute the dektol 23:1 for a "one shot" (single use) film developer. So a gallon mix of paper developer turns into 23 gallons of film developer. As I recall we used HC110 Dilution B times & temps and got very nice results--368 rolls from a gallon is a neat trick

 
5.0

Kodak Dektol Paper Developer

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from Falmouth, VA  -  Casual Photographer

For development of all types of, fiber and RC, black and white papers. I have always gotten excellent results when using this developer as directed. No complaints here. As long as Kodak continues to manufacture Dektol, I will continue to purchase it.

 
5.0

Very Good Product and affordable

By

from Ashburnham, MA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use this product with my first year high school photography students and they always obtain positive results.

 
5.0

Dektol

By

from Texas  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Next to Amidol, this is far the best. It has been a industry standard longer than I have been using a cold tone developer. Considering I started using this in high school (1971). I knew Brett Weston and when he view my images, he really liked the nice contrast. A nice crisp white to rich black.

 
4.0

Classic Developer

By

from Hannabal, MO  -  Photo Enthusiast

Dektol always comes through with small grain, fine tones and contrast. Great for my pinhole cameras.

 
4.0

good stuff

By

from Southeastern, Connecticut  -  Casual Photographer

easy to mix and use

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Shopper  What is the shelf life of this developer once it is mixed?Also can anyone tell me how it compares to other developers,such as Sprint liquid concentrate? Thanks
ROBERT B  I have been using Dektol for probably 50 years. The results are always good and reliable. I would suggest that in a brown, glass fully stoppered bottle, as full as possible, it should last for at least 6 months in stock solution form. I always dump used, working solutions at the end of a print making session.
Shopper  Can the powder be mixed with tap water ? Is distilled water necessary? Does it make a difference? Thank you, Marta
JONATHAN D  Yes, I always use tap water.
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