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Ilford Ilfotol Wetting Agent (Liquid) for Black & White Film & Paper - 1 Liter

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Ilford Ilfotol Wetting Agent (Liquid) for Black & White Film & Paper - 1 Liter
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Ilford Ilfotol Overview

Ilford Ilfotol is a non-ionic wetting agent used as a final rinse before drying films.

Ilfotol can be used in all manual and machine processes to aid rapid, even drying and so greatly reduce the risk of drying marks being formed.

Ilfotol can also be used as a final rinse before drying fibre based prints, again it promotes rapid, even drying. Additionally it can be used to clean glass and plastic lenses and filters and as an anti-static treatment.

UPC: 019498905162

Ilford Ilfotol Specs

Chemistry Type
Wetting Agent
Liquid Volume
1 x 33.8  fl oz / 1.0  L
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.34 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.5 x 3.4 x 2.85"

Ilford Ilfotol Reviews

Just Wet Enough

By Lana
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-08

The wetting agent was just what I needed to get oh so wet, baby! Yeah!

Great For Vinyl Record Cleaning

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-05

I found a video online that had a recipe for homemade vinyl record cleaning solution, which included Ilfotol. After checking some other sources to make sure it was safe for vinyl I placed my order online.  BTW: B&H was the only shop I could find that had it in stock, even the manufacturer's website was backordered.

does what it is supposed to do

By dareen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-09-07

bought this for my record cleaning solution and it works as a wetting agent

Excellent product. It works well with both film and paper.

By Simon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-03-27

Excellent product.


By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-01-31

Works great and arrived a couple days early

Amazing Value

By Zachary E.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-11-30

At the recommended dilution 1+200 you can make 200 Liters of wetting agent. So basically this bottle will last you forever.

Great for Cleaning Records

By Clayton
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-11

Mix 4:1 ratio Isopropyl alcohol and distilled water. Stir. Add 4-5ML Ilford Ilfotol. Stir. Let sit for an hour. You got a solid record cleaning solution!

Overall works well

By Nelzon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-18

I use this to minimize and eliminate water marks on the negatives. It works very well on all my films.

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Can this be used to clean droplets off of older ...

Can this be used to clean droplets off of older film that wasn't properly rinsed?
Asked by: Haig
Yes, if heavily diluted but I would recommend just using water and a pec pad to clean up drying marks
Answered by: jackson
Date published: 2021-04-30

It works just like the Kodak Photo-flo?

It works just like the Kodak Photo-flo?
Asked by: Giovanna
This will work like the Kodak Photo-Flo 200 Solution (16 oz, 05/23 Expiration), B&H # KOPF200PE, though only for black & white film and paper. There is this as an alternative to have color processing in addition to black & white processing: Kodak Photo-Flo 200 Solution (16 oz), B&H # KOPF200P
Answered by: Marvin C
Date published: 2023-09-22

How many drops per liter?

How many drops per liter?
Asked by: Giovanna
Ilford Ilfotol Wetting Agent (Liquid) for Black & White Film & Paper - 1 Liter should be diluted with water in a 10:1 ratio.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2023-09-22


I've seen some include ILFOTOL in their home-made vinyl record cleaning fluids. Can I assume it to be safe and effective, combined with alcohol, as many record cleaners contain, anyway ? I don't know if ILFOTOL is alcohol-based, anyway.
Asked by: Anonymous
There is no alcohol in Ilfotol. I am using for the same purpose in a Spin Clean record cleaner. Alcohol should not be used on vinyl as it will eventually make vinyl brittle. Recommended mixture = 2 drops to 1 gal distilled water plus .4-.5 oz distilled white vinegar. That's all.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2021-03-21


any residue?
Asked by: Anonymous
I haven't seen any. Seems to leave the negatives clear.
Answered by: Alasdair M.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Can this be used for both B&W and Color Negatives?
Asked by: Jason T.
Yes, should be safe for both. It's basically a detergent.
Answered by: Mark K.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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