Now I know this might seem strange to ask.. But I am wondering if I should really follow Ilford directions for developing RC paper.
I am using Ilford Universal PQ paper developer 1+9, Ilfostop 1+19 and Ilford Rapid Fix 1+9.
The directions on these bottles suggest I use the following times for RC paper. (I am using Ilford mgIV RC)
Universal PQ: 1minute
Ilfostop: 15 seconds
Rapid Fix: 1minute
wash: 2minutes in running water
It has been a while since I actually read these instructions. I had been using 2 minute developer, 30 second stop, 4 minute fix and 5 minute wash because this is what I was instructed to do at one time with these chemicals. Would it be wise to change to these guidelines given by Ilford? They seem much to short to me! Especially the time in the fix and the wash.
Does anyone have anything to add or comment on about using these chems at the times given by Ilford, or the times I had been using and any possible drawbacks of either? Any other suggestions would be great. I am deciding to put myself up against a wall and try to work with more consistant practices that match as close to the manufacturers guidelines as possible.