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The Pyrocat Developers

Sandy King developed Pyrocat HD – a semi-compensating staining film developer with high accutance. He then developed other fomulas (the glycol ones with the help of Pat Gainer)…

510 Pyro Film Developer

510 Pyro was developed by Jay DeFehr. It’s a simple developer that keeps indefinitely and can be used at many dilutions – usually 1:100 – 1:500.    …

Hypercat Film Developer

Hypercat was developed by Jay DeFehr as a high acutance, catechol-based tanning/staining developer. Mixed in glycol, it has a long shelf life.     Hypercat A Ascorbic Acid…

PC-TEA

Pat “Gadget” Gainer developed PC-TEA as a simple to make alternative to Kodak’s X-tol.  It’s a one solution, one shot developer. Some folks found it prone to fog,…

Ansco 17 Film Developer

This is a fine-grain developer recommended for all Ansco roll, pack and 35mm films. It can also be used for obtaining soft gradation with Ansco portrait and press…

Ansco 17A Replenisher

Add 1/2 to 3/4 ounce of replenisher to Ansco 17 for each roll of 120 film or 36-exposure 25-mm film (or equivalent) develped. Maintain original volume of developer,…

Ansco 17M – Fine-Grain Metaborate Tank Developer

This formula is similar to Ansco 17 but due to the use of sodium metaborate as the alkali, permits greater variation in developing time.       Hot…

Ansco 17M Replenisher

Add 1/2 to 3/4 ounce of replenisher to Ansco 17M for each roll of 120 film or 36-exposure 35mm film (or equivalent) developed. Maintain original volume of developer,…