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Ilford Multigrade Developer (500ml)

B&H # ILMGD500ML Mfr # 1918555
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You Pay: $7.95
Product Highlights
  • Liquid Concentrate
  • Yields a Neutral Image
  • Normal Dilution is 1+9

Ilford Multigrade Developer is a liquid concentrate print developer suitable for dish or tray developing of all black and white photographic papers such as resin coated (RC) and traditional fiber based (FB). It is a dimezones/hydroquinone derivative. As opposed to Ilford PQ developer which generates a warm tone, this developer is characterized by a neutral tone. 

Multigrade developer is a rapid working developer usually used at a dilution of 1+9 but for greater development control and economy it can be used at 1+14. Multigrade developer is clean working and features excellent keeping properties. 

It should be noted that Ilford recommends that gloves, eye protection, apron or overall be worn when handling and mixing all chemicals.

Note! PQ Universal is NOT recommended for processing general purpose 35mm and roll film formats or for high temperature or machine processing applications

Usually used at a dilution of 1+9 but for greater development control and economy it can be used at 1+14
Multigrade developer is designed for use at ambient room temperatures: 20°C/68°F
Quantity 500ml (17 fluid ounces, approx)

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IlfordMultigrade Developer (500ml)
 
5.0

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Reliable (13)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (5)
    • Portraits (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (7), Semi-professional (6), Professional (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

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    5.0

    I have used this product for years.

    By Biker

    from Lancaster, PA

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ilford Multigrade Developer (500ml):

        This developer has been consistently satisfactory for use with both Ilford Multigrade and Ilford Warmtone papers. However, if one prints infrequently (say once every two months), it is best to transfer the unused portion of the developer into a smaller, tightly capped bottle to minimize the amount of air in the container. This will extend the life of the unused developer far longer.

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        5.0

        Excellent

        By Matt

        from Kingsport, TN

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use

          Comments about Ilford Multigrade Developer (500ml):

          Excellent developer. Ordered for Illford Multigrade RC paper, have not tried with Ilford FB paper yet.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          wonderful developer

          By mel

          from georgia

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Developing

            Comments about Ilford Multigrade Developer (500ml):

            easy to mix, store for 24 hours, and use running hundreds of paper negatives through. i have been using this with my students and it has been consistent.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Probably the Best Paper Developer

            By reubenr

            from Cornwall, NY

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Quality
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Home
              • Landscape Photography
              • Macro Photography
              • Portraits
              • Studio
              • Traveling

              Comments about Ilford Multigrade Developer (500ml):

              Everything about this paper developer works perfectly for black and white using RC papers. Nothing is foolproof but this is the closest thing to it.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Multigrade

              By emsmarkv

              from Hanover, Michigan

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Home
                • Landscape Photography
                • Macro Photography
                • Portraits

                Comments about Ilford Multigrade Developer (500ml):

                Have not used it yet however I expect the same great results ilford provides with other products.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great

                By Rod

                from New York, NY

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Ilford Multigrade Developer (500ml):

                    Ilford is always spot on, cheap AND it does what is supposed to do.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great paper developer

                    By cameraman

                    from Trenton MI

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Paper Developer

                    Comments about Ilford Multigrade Developer (500ml):

                    Easy to mix and long lasting in partial bottle

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    The standard

                    By meshy

                    from Armidale, NSW, Australia

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Ilford Multigrade Developer (500ml):

                        Keep coming back to Ilford MD. Not the cheapest but very reliable, consistent and the results are great.

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                        5.0

                        Very nice

                        By INLarry

                        from Mount Vernon, IN

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Ilford Multigrade Developer (500ml):

                            Use at somewhere around 1/12 and get great results. Love the convenience of mix as you need it. Hadn't considered how much would be needed to adequately fill an 11x14 tray so will be ordering more soon.

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                            5.0

                            THE BEST BLACK&WHITE !!!

                            By PEPPER

                            from LONDON ONTARIO CANADA

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Portraits
                              • Studio

                              Comments about Ilford Multigrade Developer (500ml):

                              Great stuff easy to use !!

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              The best

                              By airbender fan

                              from Jupiter, Florida

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Ilford Multigrade Developer (500ml):

                                  I have always used Ilford products in the darkroom for their consistent great results

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  The Go-To Developer

                                  By Mr. McDonald

                                  from Tucson, AZ

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Educational

                                    Comments about Ilford Multigrade Developer (500ml):

                                    I am an art teacher, and I've been teaching photography for about 4 years. I always get Ilford chemicals, and I have never had a problem them. As long as they are refrigerated, they last long and provide nice, predictable results.

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                                    5.0

                                    Pretty solid developer

                                    By A

                                    from CT

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use

                                      Comments about Ilford Multigrade Developer (500ml):

                                      I use this product when making black and white prints. It mixes up well, stores well, and is all around great. It feels a little bit slow, but I'm sure that's just a side effect of the low temperature in my work space. I would, and will, use this product again and I would, and will, recommend it to anyone.

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                                      5.0

                                      Consistent results

                                      By Kat

                                      from Boulder, CO

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Darkroom

                                        Comments about Ilford Multigrade Developer (500ml):

                                        I use this for all Ilford paper, always happy with the outcome.

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Best developer

                                        By Frank

                                        from West Hartford CT

                                        About Me Semi-Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Improves Product Function
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday use
                                          • Portraits

                                          Comments about Ilford Multigrade Developer (500ml):

                                          Consistent, reliable, priced reasonably, and
                                          works great with single grade paper.

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                                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Versatile paper developer

                                          By Michael Costolo

                                          from Somewhere, NH

                                          About Me Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Printmaking

                                            Comments about Ilford Multigrade Developer (500ml):

                                            I use Multigrade paper developer for boxed paper emulsions (primarily Ilford, but I also have some old Kodak stock) and also Liquid Light paper that I coat myself. It gives beautiful tones with boxed paper and also works well with development controls used with graded emulsions.

                                            It has a good long working life and can be used in a variety of dilutions.

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