ilford MGWT yellow stain

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  1. mitch brown

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    i did a search on this and found ref to the stain but no info as to what causes it. i have a new pack of MGWT from B&H and noticed a yellow color all along the white borders of the print. can old developer ( liquidol 1:9 )old fixer TF-4 cause this ?
    what can be done to get rid of it.
    thanks
    mitch
     
  2. Simon R Galley

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    Dear Mitch,

    It can be caused by 'old' developer, far better you take it back to B&H and they will returtn it to us for checking.

    Simon. ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited
     
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    Using an alkali fixer such as TF-4 without a good acid stop bath can cause staining as some developer may still be in the emulsion.

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    thanks Simon and Ian
    returning it is not an option as i have used a fair amount before i noticed the stain and i live in ga. i am going to start again and useing all freshly made chem and see if it still a problem in case my stop as Ian sugusted was bad.
    mitch
     
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    Dear Mitch,

    If you still have a problem let me know.

    Simon ILFORD photo / HARMAN technology Limited :
     
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    thanks Simon
    i will try it again tommorow and if it's still a problem after it drys i will scan it and email you the scan.
    mitch