Moersch SE2 Warm is a liquid paper developer for all paper emulsion types. The developer works very quickly with a development time of around 60 to 75 seconds at 20°C using the normal 1+9 dilution. This dilution, however, is only recommended for processing Resin-Coated (RC or PE) papers or for impatient Fiber-Based (FB or Baryta) workers.
It produces a neutral to warm image tone which is highly dependent upon the particular paper being used. With coldtone papers or those with developer accelerators within the paper itself, the tone is neutral to warm with a tendency towards green. Warmtone papers have brownish nuances if developed for not longer than 70 seconds. Above this and over 90 seconds the image becomes more green. A light selenium toning afterwards (diluted to 1+50 to 1+200) will remove the greens and make the image tone somewhat cooler and release the deepest blacks.
Due to the very high capacity of the developer the optimal dilution is 1+20 and a developing time of 2 minutes at 20°C is recommended. When higher dilution ratios are used, the developing time has to be increased.
The working solution is highly stable and keeps in fully filled containers for a number of weeks.
Dilution: 1+9 to 1+25.
1 litre concentrate yields between 10 to 26 litres of working solution.