I am finally ready to start my first printing session in my darkroom. I just received all my supplies from Freestyle and have some basic beginner questions about mixing up chemistry. I will be using all Silvergrain products
I will be making 8x10 prints to start. I will be using 11x14 trays. My guess is that I measure out per the manufacturers directions, filling up the tray with water and then adding the developer (the same goes with the other chemicals). How much final solution do I need in my 11 x14 tray? Does this go the same for each chemical? Let's just say that I am going to do 25 prints.
If the chemistry is not exhausted is sounds like I can leave everything in the trays for a day or so? or should I pour the chemistry out into airtight jars? I would most likely print the next day if the stuff wasn't exhausted... Is there an easy way to tell when developer is exhausted?
Once the seals of the chemistry have been open (original containers), do I need to transfer these to other airtight containers to keep it fresh? I have no idea how fast I will be going thru this stuff and dont want to be wasteful
Is there any other tips, tricks or helpful advice regarding chemistry that I should know?
Thanks in advance!