Photographers' Formulary PMK Pyro-Metol Kodalk Developer for Black & White Film (Powder)

Photographers' Formulary PMK Pyro-Metol Kodalk Developer for Black & White Film (Powder) - Makes 25 Liters

Photographers' Formulary PMK Pyro-Metol Kodalk Developer for Black & White Film (Powder) - Makes 25 Liters

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Photographer's Formulary PMK Pyro-Metol Kodalk Film Developer, PMK stands for "Pyro-Metol-Kodalk". Kodak has changed the name Kodalk; to Balanced Alkali; - this is their proprietary name for sodium metaborate.

The formula is constituted to achieve the best overall results in consideration of the following technical criteria: sharpness, maximum image stain, minimum general stain, edge effects, film speed, flexibility for Zone System Plus and Minus development, stability, repeatability, convenience of use and long shelf-life.

The PMK formula was developed by Gordon Hutchings in 1979, and is designed as a universal developer for a wide variety of modern emulsions used under diverse conditions.

PMK is known for it's unique tanning and staining action. This is due to pyro, its key ingredient, PMK provides both exceptional detail and gradation that no other commercial developer can rival, and its ability to separate nearly-adjacent tones (particularly in the highlights) is legendary.

An alkaline fixer solution such as TF-4 is recommended for achieving maximum pyro stain on the negative. A conventional rapid fix may diminish staining effects of pyro and PMK formula The PMK formula consists of two stock solutions.

The "A" stock is the developer agents and the "B" stock is the alkali, or accelerator.

To Make 25 liters of Working Solution

UPC: 675152150455
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Photographers' Formulary 01-5045 Specs

Chemistry Type Film Developer
Powder/Liquid Powder
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.7 x 4.9 x 2.8"

Photographers' Formulary 01-5045 Reviews

PMK Pyro-Metol Kodalk Developer for Black & White Film (Powder) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good stuff the formulary's pmk is highly consistent and keeps well once put into solution.
Date published: 2008-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Greats hight lights Very, very good for high values. The prints are more easy to print. Take care to have a good exposition. For me, I use FP-4+ at 64 ISO and I enjoy the results.
Date published: 2010-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Large Format Photography Try it to believe it. Eye-popping results.
Date published: 2012-02-13
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