The ARSIMAGO #9 FILM DEVELOPER is a highly concentrated, high energy, mildly compensating one-shot developer for processing black and white films.
Prepared with the original Agfa Rodinal formula tested for over a hundred years, it is one of the oldest and most versatile developer ever produced, used and known all over the world and it can boast one of the most complete collections of development chart times.
The concentrated solution can be diluted to adapt to all types of negatives.
This developer guarantees good contrast control and an accurate grain rendition without softening or excessive grain crumpling with excellent sharpness.
The concentrated chemical's shelf life is practically unlimited in its original packaging and it keeps its quality for a long period of time after opening.
MIXING INSTRUCTION: The ARSIMAGO #9 FILM DEVELOPER is a liquid concentrated developer. Dilute the developer with running water just before use and discard it afterwards. This is a "One Shot" developer that should not be reused.
The recommended Diluition:
1+25 1 part of chemical + 25 part of water
1+50 1 part of chemical + 50 part of water
The volume of working solution you need depends on the size of your tank and on the number of films that you are developing.
TEMPERATURE: Use the mixed developing solution at 20°C.
AGITATION: First 30'' continuous, then two gentle inversion every 30'' (development in small tank).
CAPACITY: 20-40 films with 250 ml of ARSIMAGO #9 concentrate.
STORAGE: Store the chemical in a tightly closed bottle.
DEVELOPMENT TIMES: These development times are suitable to achieve an excellent tonal range. Consult the development chart.
4 (more) good reasons to develop your films in black and white!
The new line of chemical products manufactured and distributed by arsimago, dedicated to all analog photographers from professionals to those who are about to enter for the first time in the darkroom, was born to a specific need: expand the use of film and the traditional analogue techniques, looking to the future .
The answer is simple: because all users required it, to innovate and remain vigilant on photographic practice that is at the heart of our passion, to guide the end user in the wide world of analog products and offer quality and alternatives.
Through research and the identification of simple and professional basic products for the development and printing.
All the ars-imago chemicals were subjected to empirical tests described with transparency to the user. The products have specific characteristics that can be followed according to the working standards or according to user testing, including through dialogue and verification with the ars-imago staff.
The technical documentation of our products are available in digital format and the documents can be expanded through the practice of users and empirical tests coordinated by arsimago increasing the amount of information that can be shared to our customers.
Why you should choose the ars-imago chemicals?
To purchase products for professional analog photography at a fair price and accessible without losing the guarantee of big brands.
To support our project and our research of specific products promoted by users: the line of ars-imago chemicals will not be limited to the basic chemicals but will explore the many possibilities offered by analogue photography.