I actually don't recollect a discussion of this burning, pivotal analog topic previously on APUG. Could it be? I'm sure that there are as many print washing routines as there are APUGers. The goal being to achieve a complete wash without wasting time and water. I'd be interested in hearing about other's methods, opinions and results. Here's my current method. Too much? Too Little? Any comments welcome. I don't use an Archival ($$$$$) style washer. I have about three washtub types of various shapes, sizes and designs that work on the old principle of circulating fresh water in at one end and drawing it out from the bottom and the top at the other end. Sure, the prints aren't all nicely, individually separated but with occasional hand shuffling by an unskilled laborer (Me), I think that they are reasonably efficient. 1) After fixing, the prints go into a holding tub of water until the end of the session. 2) After the session, the prints get a fresh water rinse to get the excess fixer water off of them and then go into a flowing water wash as described above. Shuffled by hand 3) The prints go into a tray of Perma-Wash and get shuffled occasionally. Meanwhile, I empty the washer and rinse it and refill it (or just fill a different one). 4) I can't stand the idea of dumping prints covered in P-W into the clean water so I rinse them again to remove the excess. 5) Put them back in the washer for probably well over what P-W recommends, shuffling and separating occasionally. 6) Drain, squeegee and hang.