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Ilford PQ Universal Paper Developer (500ml)

BH #ILPQDP500ML • MFR #1155091
Ilford
Ilford PQ Universal Paper Developer (500ml)
Key Features
  • Liquid Concentrate
  • Slightly Warm Image Tone
  • Normal Dilution is 1+9
Ilford PQ Universal Paper and Film Developer, is a liquid concentrate developer suitable for dish or tray developing of all resin coated (RC) and fiber based (FB) black and white photographic papers. It is a dimezones/hydroquinone derivative. As opposed to Ilford Multigrade developer, this developer will yield a slightly warmer tone.

PQ developer has excellent keeping properties. In addition PQ Universal can be used to dish or tray process Ilford and other manufacturer's technical films. It is also suitable for dish or tray developing of general purpose sheet films when you require a rapid working, high contrast developer. This developer works well when a high degree of enlargement is not required.

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Ilford 1155091 Overview

Ilford PQ Universal Paper and Film Developer, is a liquid concentrate developer suitable for dish or tray developing of all resin coated (RC) and fiber based (FB) black and white photographic papers. It is a dimezones/hydroquinone derivative. As opposed to Ilford Multigrade developer, this developer will yield a slightly warmer tone.

PQ developer has excellent keeping properties. In addition PQ Universal can be used to dish or tray process Ilford and other manufacturer's technical films. It is also suitable for dish or tray developing of general purpose sheet films when you require a rapid working, high contrast developer. This developer works well when a high degree of enlargement is not required.

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
For film processing applications it is diluted either 1+9 (high contrast) or 1+19 (pictorial contrast)
PQ Universal developer is designed for use at ambient room temperatures: 20°C (68°F)
Dilute 1+9 or 1+4 for nornmal working conditions; dilute 1+9/1+19 for technical and sheet films
UPC: 019498155093

Ilford 1155091 Specs

Chemistry TypePaper Developer
Powder/LiquidLiquid
Liquid Volume1 x 16.9  fl oz / 500.0  mL
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.46 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.85 x 2.8 x 2.05"

Ilford 1155091 Reviews

will buy again

By Virgil
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-20

i use photopaper as negatives and i prefer the universal developer over the other ilford paper developer, my photopaper negatives look almost like film when scanned with the tablet app

Ilford way beyond Kodak

By Thaddeus
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-22

As with nearly all Ilford products I am greatly satisfied and will soon be re-ordering a large supply of Ilford developers, stop, fix, and other Ilford products.

Paper and film

By Timothy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-26

I work in large format and was surprised to find that this developer works well with paper and film. The concern is grain with smaller formats, but you may be looking for that effect. With 5 x7 enlarged to 11x14 I cannot even see the grain in HP5 with my magnifier to focus. If you are looking for a soup for film and paper, this is the only choice I know, and it is a very good one.

warmth in me cold basement

By Jaye
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-17

personal darkrooms are in basements, and this developer does bring a kool comfortable warmth to the ilford warmtone fiber papers i mainly use in this basement boy's cold darkroom. 1:9 dilution makes it last, come on in, the water is warm!

Subtle Warming

By Karen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-12-06

Most of the papers in my darkroom are neutral to cool tones which are well suited for my images.  Warmer papers are too warm for my tastes, and sepia toning only looks good in some cases.  But this developer is the perfect in-between.  Just the right slightest hint of brown to the blacks.  Very subtle warm tone which is exactly what I was looking for.  More of this stuff is going in my cart.

No complaints!

By Sam
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-04-16

This developer gives great results with all the papers I've thrown at it. It is also longer lasting than some developers I've used. After printing, if i seal it in a full, tightly capped glass bottle, I've reused the same solution 2 weeks later. Can't complain about that!

This goes a long way.

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-04

Prints look great!

Works great

By Connie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-01

I have used this for photo prints, antique dry plates, chemigrams and so forth. It works well and consistantly.

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Does it have a shelf life or go off? I've had a ...

Does it have a shelf life or go off? I've had a bottle for a couple of years and haven't needed to use it till now and wasn't sure if I still could
Asked by: Christina
If it's factory-sealed and kept at normal room temps, it's probably OK. The only way to be sure is mix a small batch (1+9) and see how/if it works. If you don't get a good print under normal conditions inside 2 minutes, it's history.
Answered by: Alfred
Date published: 2021-07-08
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