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Can anyone out there help with a mix ratio for Ilford ID11. I don't really want to make 5 litres of stock, as at least 4 litres will be wasted. Is there a recipe by VOLUME (e.g. by the teaspoon) that will allow me to mix enough for one roll of film (approx 300 ml) at stock or 1+1. Any variations on the above will also be helpful. I'd really like to be able to make a one shot recipe in a small container, use it once etc.

I've consulted the Ilford website and they do not recommend this approach in the chemicals PDF file.

Yours in anticipation

-- Trish Johnson (, June 15, 2001


Trish, It isn't really wise to do this from powder. There is no real way to make sure all your proper chemicals are in proportion when you take measurements out of a dry pack. My suggestion is to mix the stock and then put it into small bottles... ID11 isn't expensive so use what you will and trash the rest. Two ways around this is to shoot more film :) or go to a different liquid developer like HC110 or go to a very stable developer like Diafine or Divided D76... just a thought. Cheers

-- Scott Walton (, June 15, 2001.

Trish, Here is a good article to read... go to:http:// and also for some more tips go to:

-- Scott Walton (, June 15, 2001.

Trish, here's a mix your own recipe of D-76H, which is supposed to be at least as good and more consistent than D-76/ID-11. It's from The Film Developing Cookbook, converted to teaspoons according to The Darkroom Cookbook

1 scant teaspoon of Metol teaspoon Borax, slightly rounded 12.5 tablespoons of Sodium Sulfite Water to make one liter.

It should also be noted that Kodak makes D-76 in one quart packages which is supposed to be virtually the same as ID-11.

-- Brian Hinther (, June 16, 2001.

I submitted the above in recipe form, i.e., on separate lines, not realizing the software would jam them altogether. The second line should begin with tsp, the third line with 12.5, and the fourth with water. Hope that makes it any more readable.

-- Brian Hinther (, June 16, 2001.

Here is a recipe for ID-11 from an book called "IPC Handbook of foto formulae:"

metol 2 grams

Sodium Sulphite 100 grams

Hydroquinone: 5 grams

Borax: 2 grams

Water to make 1000 ml.

This is used undiluted. For greater contrast the development time may be increased.

-- Shesh Gorur (, June 17, 2001.


Water 750ml 125F

Metol 2.5g

Sodium sulfite 100g

Borax (20 Mule Team is ok) 2g

Water to make 1.0L

-- John Hicks (, June 18, 2001.

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