After years of being only digital I am back in the darkroom for black and white and really enjoying it. My question is whether there are any ways to shorten the wash sequence for fiber printing. Here's what I am doing: Fix (I use rapid because it is very convient to fix for only 60 seconds) Water holding bath until I am done (typically printing session is 3 hours) Each print individually 10 minutes in washaid 10 second rinse Archival wash 1 hour The prints test clear on the residual hypo test at 45 minutes so I let them stay for 1 hour to be sure. So the sequence is working fine in terms of getting the fixer out. I will tone them in another session later. The issue is this takes a lot of time. Moving prints from the holding bath into the washaid - at 10 minutes per print in washaid that's 2 hours alone given that I do about 12 prints per session. By the time the final print is out of the washer the entire washing sequence has taken about 3 hours. That's a lot of time. So I thought about the following possibilities: 1. Instead of a water holding bath for all the prints, what if the holding bath was washaid. At the end of the session I would just take the prints out of the washaid and put straight into the archival washer. Would this work? Are there any problems with leaving prints in washaid for several hours? 2. If they have to be treated individually in washaid can they be treated for less time? So maybe instead of 10 minutes in washaid how about 5 minutes or even 3 minutes. Would that do the job? 3. Any other ideas? Thanks Jason.