I have been doing some lith printing lately and enjoy the effect quite a lot when it works. I've read several books dealing with the subject, including Tim Rudman's. They all claim that upon fixing the print will lose a little from the hilights and contrast will increase a bit. My experiences have been quite different! In the twenty or so prints I've done my experience has been that no matter when I pull the print, if it's before the appearance of any blacks or after, if it's FB or RC paper, if the developer is fresh or diluted with old, that when the print slides into the fixer (Ilford Rapid-Fix 1:9) within a couple of seconds the hilights disappear, sometimes entirely, the warm colors fade to white before my eyes, and the contrast goes through the roof and makes the whole thing look like a graphic-effect (line art style) lith print with none of the subtleties of anything I've seen. The books mention that your normal fixer should be fine but to only use it for the recommended time. The Ilford lists 1min. for RC and 2min. for FB, but this happens to me in a few seconds. This is frustrating because I am seeing all of the wonderful potential with varying colors, delicate hilights, you name it - just like in the books, right up until fixing. Then in a few seconds I end up with something completely different. Has anyone had this experience? I've done searches but can't come up with anything.