Purple C-41 Negatives?

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  1. Sirius Glass

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    Today for the first time I developed C-41 film and used my Jobo CPP 2 with the temperature stabilization. I used Unicolor C-41 Powder Kit, 1 liter from FreeStyle. I mixed carefully and watched the temperature and after two 2.0 minute washes the film came out dark purple. So I washed twelve times for one minute and the films are more orange and still purplish. I am waiting for the film to dry and see the final results.

    Is this normal?

    Steve
     
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    I have used both the Rollei kit and Kodak SM, and I have never seen that.
     
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    It is my understanding that with C41 whenever you re-wash you should start over at the bleach and work through the whole process from there.
     
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    That is what I thought but the blix is dark purple and I think it makes it dark purple. Now that the negatives have dried some, they are more orange. I will watch for the answers here and rewash or blix and rewash after they have dried as advised.

    Steve
     
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    Steve

    The film doesn't pick up the color of the bleach. There are actually several different color bleaches and I have not seen any color carry over, the film base ends up the same.
     
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    The film has dried the the appropriate shade of orange. I was following Chris' advice that it is never too soon to panic.

    thanks,
    Steve