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I'm getting back to working in photography and I'm not too sure about printing. DO I use the dektol full strength[I already mixed it from the package directions] in the tray and do I do the same with the stop bath and the fix? I'm printing on Kodak polycontrast III RC paper.

-- Ethel Slocum (, March 11, 2001


I dilute my Dektol 2 parts water to 1 part stock solution per Kodaks'instructions. I use Kodak Indicator Stop Bath at half the recommended strength. As far as fixer is concerned that depends on the brand. The powdered Kodak Fixer should be used full strength as mixed, check the directions for other types and brands. Welcome back to the darkroom. RO

-- Robert Orofino (, March 11, 2001.

I like to use Dektol with a 1:1 ratio. This is just my preference. Experiment and see what suits you best. Have fun!

-- Jim (, March 12, 2001.

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