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Pyrocat HD In Glycol

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Pyrocat-HD in Glycol Film Developer is a high acutance developer formulated by Sandy King as an alternative to other pyrogallol based staining developers. Pyrocat-HD gives negatives of fine grain and full emulsion speed and is suitable for all types of development methods, including rotary, normal agitation, minimal agitation and stand development. Packaging in glycol stabilizes the formula to give a very long shelf life and long term consistency.


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  1. muy buen servicio 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Mar 2020

    excelente 100% recomendable

  2. Pyrocat HD in glycol 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Nov 2018

    Meets all my development needs.

  3. Pyrocat HD vs TFX-2 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th May 2018

    Not convinced that PyroCat HD - 1+1+100 - makes for higher acutance negatives than TFX-2 - 1+1+18 - with minimal agitation techniques, but perhaps the grain is just a bit finer.

    Stand development is fickle 3.5 stars

  4. Why did I wait so long????? 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Feb 2018

    I have wanted to try this for years but was " put-off" by tales of uneven development, streaking, etc. I really like the results (with TMY2) and have now embarked upon a testing regimen because the results are phenomenal. This may well be the best developer I have ever used.

  5. my film developer of choice 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Feb 2018

    Far better than mixing your own from dry chems. The glycol base helps with product life.
    Cheers to PF for packaging this formula and putting it on the market
    (and cheers to Sandy King for inventing it).

  6. Better than expected 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Nov 2017

    After reading a lot about Pyrocat HD, both positive and not so positive comments, I decided to give it a try.
    I developed Ilford HP5+, Adox Silvermax and Agfa ADX 100 in the developer (actually together in the same tank)and found the results great. The tonality is beautiful and the films virtually grain-free at my type of enlargement.
    It looks as I might make this my main film developer.

  7. great for rotary 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Nov 2017

    This formulation of a staining developer just seems to love continuous agitation without any extra base fog, very easy to work with in that regard.
    The glycol version lasts a lot longer on the shelf.
    Note: negatives may look thinner than you're used to, trust your final print!

  8. Pyrocat HD for Ilford HP5+ 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Mar 2017

    After using most appropriate developers on the market (including my beloved PMK) I've found Pyrocat HD best for HP5+. Tremendous latitude in high contrast situations. In high desert New Mexico in November with harsh late afternoon light low angle light I held highlights and shadows well within good printable range.

  9. my standard sheet film developer 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Oct 2016

    Consistent results and great shelf life make Pyrocat HD my standard developer. It doesn't seem to stain HP5 and FP4 as much as I'd like (as with PMK) but it's also very good when doing stand and semi stand development. Great preservation especially of highlights for palladium printing.

  10. Works fine for a novice film photographer 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Mar 2016

    What can I say? Pyro staining developers are an old, reliable class of darkroom chemicals. Much has been written about them & if you really want to learn the pros & cons, just Google "Sandy King pyro."

    I don't have experience with any other Pyro formulas, let alone other developers aside from Rodinal. I have found Pyrocat-HD in glycol easy to mix and easy to use once I got my workflow ironed out. I used if for stand development of x-ray film, in trays or in tanks.

    Except at the very beginning when I was still working things out, I've had no problems. Even development, good density, no bromide streaks, no oxidation. If you're willing to do a minimum of research so you can understand Pyro's strengths & weaknesses before you start using it, this stuff is for you.

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