c-41 bleach- to wash or not?

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by Mike Lyons, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. Mike Lyons

    Mike Lyons Member

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    Hi to all. I'm still having problems with the C-41 kits. Some have a Blix which does not need a wash after the colour developer. Others have a separate bleach and fix bath, with a wash between them. My quick question is this, what would happen if the wash was omitted between the bleach and fix? I am not reusing the chemicals, so contamination of the fix by bleach is not a concern. The reason for the question is that my Jobo ATL-1000 does not allow for the wash between the bleach and fix on the C-41 standard cycle. It could be modified by ordering a new eprom from Jobo, presumeably at great expense.
    Mike
     
  2. Nick Zentena

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    I think contamination is the only issue. Since you're not worried about that I guess it doesn't matter.

    The Fuji bleach and fix I use is supposed to be

    Tank #1 bleach
    Tank #2 a mix of bleach and fix
    Tank #3 is fix

    Tanks 1 and 3 over flow into tank #2.

    I use a wash in place of tank #2 but I'm reusing my bleach and fix.
     
  3. Surly

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    Does Blix mean BLeach and fIX? I've always wondered about that. I dont do my own color stuff. Just curious.