What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

Ilford Multigrade Developer (500ml)

B&H # ILMGD500ML Mfr # 1918555
In Stock
Free Expedited Shipping on Orders over $49
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)

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
IlfordMultigrade Developer (500ml)
 
5.0

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Reliable (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (5)
    • Portraits (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (6), Semi-professional (6), Professional (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Reviewed by 15 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-15

    Back to top

     
    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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Share this review

      (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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Share this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this review

          (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

             
            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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Share this review

                 
                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

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Share this review

                 
                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.

                    Share this review

                     
                    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.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this review

                         
                        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 !!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Share this review

                           
                          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

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              Share this review

                               
                              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.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                Share this review

                                 
                                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.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

                                  Share this review

                                   
                                  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.

                                    Share this review

                                    (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.

                                      Share this review

                                      (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.

                                        Share this review

                                        Developing & Processing Supplies

                                        Show more >

                                        Developing supplies and accessories are essential for processing and printing.

                                        Delta 1 -  Mix-Up Cup (Set of 10)
                                        • You Pay: $17.95
                                         
                                        View all Accessories
                                        See any errors on this page? Let us know.

                                        Close

                                        Close

                                        Close