VersaPrint II is a glycin-based developer which replaces our old VersaPrint developer. Like the original VersaPrint, this developer allows great flexibility when printing. Unlike the old formula, VersaPrint II will achieve superior prints with a greater variety of printing papers; specifically, achieving the maximum black of the paper . Also, VersaPrint II at its recommended dilution will obtain the maximum black of the paper with a shorter development time - 2 minutes. It contains no sequestering agents, which impair a developers ability to achieve a good black. VersaPrint II also imparts fine prints with more of that characteristic "glow" and "shimmer"- typical of glycin developers - than the original formula. One liter of stock solution will process 50 8x10 prints. The stock solution of VersaPrint II is very stable and will last 6 months. You can even reuse the working solution until it has been used to capacity. The unique performance feature of VersaPrint II is the flexibility it allows. Try this: after making a test strip and picking the high value, expose two prints for the high value. Develop one for 2 minutes, and one for 4 minutes. When they are fixed and rinsed, put them side by side and compare them. You'll see that the high values are the same in each print, but Zones IV, III, II will be darker in the 4 minute print. Maximum black will be the same in both prints. More importantly, the "presence" and "atmosphere" will be different. Sometimes when a full paper grade of contrast change is too much, varying the time in VersaPrint II will work well. Prints can be developed from 2 to 6 minutes. (With standard metol-hydroquinone print developers, extended development time merely darkens the entire print). Used at a dilution of 1-1 or for softer results 1-2.
Glycin has a limited shelf life of approximately 6 months.