Liquidol is the new paper developer From Bill Troop and Ron Mowrey. Liquidol is a revolutionary new print developer that features exceptionally long shelf life, tray life, and high capacity, along with the convenience of a 1:9 liquid concentrate. Fine printers will also appreciate that this developer has considerably more flexibility in over- and under-development than most print developers. This feature is limited when using the many papers which include incorporated developing agents. But when using papers which do not have incorporated developing agents, demanding printers will appreciate the extra dimension of flexibility and control this developer offers. Liquidol has been carefully designed to replicate the appearance of prints developed in industry-standard Dektol®, yet to provide enhanced shadow separation. Other advantages are full development within 60 seconds at 1:9 dilutions. We invite users to experiment with different times and dilutions. We think you really will be surprised by the flexibility and dependability Liquidol offers.
02-0200 Ships as 1 pint to make 5 liters $12.95
02-0210 ships as 1 liter to make 10 liters $19.95
02-0215 ships as 1 1/2 gallon to make 20 liters $32.95
Posted by Allen Levin on 16th Jun 2020
Have used only once and with Foma varaint 311 glossy. Good blacks and good gradation. Was using with Ilford developer, which really degraded on aging.
Want to see how it performs, on repeated use.
Posted by Kevin G Saunders on 23rd May 2020
The blacks are a little cooler than Dektol for me but I really like the shelf life and the shorter development times. I also like supporting a small business who is dedicated to keeping our art alive.
Posted by Unknown on 1st May 2020
Great paper developer. Results are close to what I get with Dektol 1+2
Very convenient because of it's liquid form and easy dilution (1+9)
Posted by Ben on 12th Jul 2019
Pretty excited about this. Tested it with 16mm film for an alternative to Dektol. Had to used UN-DILUTED to get comparable results at a short development time (like Dektol), but I think I may incorporate into my classes.
Posted by Sam on 9th Nov 2017
I've used many devs over the years from Kodak, Ilford and Foma but I had yet to get the tonal range I desire. Until that is I read a review of this wonderful developer and tried it. It will be my goto developer from now on. I can't get over how beautiful my prints are looking. Plus I love the shelf/tray life of this juice. It actually saves me money over time - it never seems to lose it's efficacy. It makes printing so much more enjoyable and less of a "task". Thank you for this chemistry!!!!!!
Posted by steve on 14th Mar 2017
i just started using liquidol recently but it's been impressive in my first few print sessions. blacks are rich and tonality is clean. i've used dektol and lauder in the past and liquidol compares very favorably.
excellent shelf life, great tray life, quick dev, consistent results... it's hard to find anything wrong with liquidol so far.
i've used it with ilford, fomapan and adox papers with zero complaints. bromides are up next.
Posted by Bob on 14th Dec 2016
Liquidol is the bomb. It's super long lasting, it's consistent, inexpensive and it gives great results.
If there were a "perfect" paper developer, this might be it.
Posted by Unknown on 21st Sep 2016
I haven't even broken the seal on this product as yet, but I have every reason to expect superior performance from this product. Before purchasing it I communicated with one of the two professional experts who designed it as a liquid concentrate; he is a retired Kodak engineer involved with the chemistry of their print developers. It's designed for very long shelf life, unlike typical developers that expire rather quickly. It will be a welcome companion to my film developer (Kodak HC-110 concentrate) that also has an indefinite shelf life.
Posted by Unknown on 10th Dec 2014
Liquidol is my standard paper developer. It works well with a variety of papers (I use mostly Ilford), achieving rich blacks and good tonal separation.