Support our Sponsors, they keep FADU free:   AG Photographic   Keyphoto   The Imaging Warehouse   Process Supplies   RH Designs   RK Photo   Second-hand Darkroom Supplies   Silverprint Ltd

Notices

Go Back   Film and Darkroom User > Monochrome Work > Monochrome printing techniques

  ***   Click here for the FADU 2015/2014 Yearbooks   ***

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #11  
Old 28th December 2016, 09:37 AM
photomi7ch's Avatar
photomi7ch photomi7ch is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: East Midlands
Posts: 2,334
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike O'Pray View Post
Just as a matter of interest, Mitch which Utube video was this?

Thanks

Mike
You've got me there Mike. The gent in question was showing how he toned his images then offered them for sale. To be honest I was not pay that much attention
__________________
Mitch

http://photomi7ch.blogspot.com/

If you eliminate the impossible whatever remains no matter how improbable must be the truth.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 28th December 2016, 09:49 AM
photomi7ch's Avatar
photomi7ch photomi7ch is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: East Midlands
Posts: 2,334
Default

I have no intention of changing the way I fixing my prints. I follow the instructions and have stuck with it for decades without mishap.
The main reason I mentioned this is because it struck me as odd and no one here has alluded to it before.
A thumbs up to the quality of information shared here.
__________________
Mitch

http://photomi7ch.blogspot.com/

If you eliminate the impossible whatever remains no matter how improbable must be the truth.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 28th December 2016, 06:55 PM
alexmuir alexmuir is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Glasgow, Scotland.
Posts: 2,248
Default

It was mentioned somewhere that a dilution of 1+4 was better for FB paper from the point of view that the paper spent less time in the chemical. The idea seemed to be that there was less fixer absorbed into the paper base and it was, therefore, easier to fully wash the paper. Does anyone know if this is sound theory?
Alex


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 28th December 2016, 08:18 PM
John King John King is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: County Durham
Posts: 2,254
Default Fixing Fibre based

I have never heard that one.

Fixing, to be complete and thorough, needs to penetrate to the base of the silver halide which of course would be aided by a weaker dilution and also easier to wash out afterwards as well.
So no, I would stick to the fixer manufacturers recommendations on that too.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 28th December 2016, 08:42 PM
Mike O'Pray Mike O'Pray is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Daventry, Northants
Posts: 7,709
Default

I must admit to also having heard/read somewhere that for FB paper a "film" dilution of 1+4 was better on the same basis as Alex has said, namely that the two dilutions do the same job but as 1+4 does it more quickly there is less fixer penetration to wash out. On the other hand if fixer has to penetrate to a certain level and in a set quantity to do its job which is time related then is less fixer for longer in fact any better than more fixer for less time if the minimum amount needed is strength and time related?

I confess to not knowing enough about chemistry of paper processing to know.

Mike
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 29th December 2016, 09:27 AM
photomi7ch's Avatar
photomi7ch photomi7ch is offline
Friend
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: East Midlands
Posts: 2,334
Default

I know that fix times are critical when it comes to wash times. If it states for example a minute you should not leave the paper in any longer. It is the emulsion side of the paper that is slow to release any exes fix.
__________________
Mitch

http://photomi7ch.blogspot.com/

If you eliminate the impossible whatever remains no matter how improbable must be the truth.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fix, neat, paper, printing, rapid
Support our Sponsors, they keep FADU free:   AG Photographic   Keyphoto   The Imaging Warehouse   Process Supplies   RH Designs   RK Photo   Second-hand Darkroom Supplies   Silverprint Ltd

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
B&W Paper fixing with Kodak Flexicolor C41 fixer/replenisher 25-litres EdBray Manufactured brews 6 11th March 2013 09:05 PM
Tmax fixing and washing Dave miller Monochrome Film 27 11th February 2013 07:19 PM
bellow fixing tape robinb Cameras - Large Format 11 3rd August 2011 07:56 PM
Double bath fixing Miha Monochrome printing techniques 13 4th September 2010 04:50 PM
Correct time fixing Giuseppe Monochrome printing techniques 2 8th September 2009 09:28 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.