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Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Black Dog, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. Black Dog

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    The Film Dev Cookbook (Anchell + Troop) mentions alkaline/neutral stops, possibly using a strong concentration of an antifoggant like Benzotriazole-also Barry Tornton came up with one-anybody out there experimented along these lines?
     
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    Put chemicals inside my water stop?
    No, I've never tried it...

    Jorge O
     
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    I think the best stop for film is distilled water with an alkaline fixer.
     
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    Not in stop baths, but in developers.
     
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    I think Anchell&Troop mentioned that as a possibility only...

    It is a lot easier and cheaper to factor in the added development in the water wash, and avoid using even more chemicals.

    When I recently used acid fix (and acid stop) for the first time in years, all my prints were underdeveloped. Next time I'll remember that, and only use acid stuff when I have to (e.g. lith printing).