Quote Originally Posted by Arcturus View Post
Is it really that important to get all the purple out? I just thought some films were a little purple, like tri-x, others like Acros 100 are crystal clear. I used to drive myself crazy trying to get the purple out but then I figured it didn't make any difference when printing so I stopped worrying about the purple. I just follow Ilfords recommendations for fixing and washing so all of this seems like overkill to me, but I'm not an expert by any stretch of the imagination. Also, the water bill can add up fast!
A little of that purple makes no difference in printing, if that's what you ask. And no, it's not important to remove it. Some people still get their underwear in a bunch because of that tint anyway... There are five million threads about it here on APUG already.
If you fix your negatives according to the manufacturers' instructions, using fresh fixer, and then wash properly, you have archival negatives (just store them well). The end.