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    Washing film after Ilford rapid fixer

    How long does film need washing after Ilford rapid fixer, is it still half an hour?
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    Matt, why don't you use the Ilford dump method, it's quicker and uses less water. Simple prepare enough water at 20c to wash the film as follows:
    fill tank with water and give 5 inversions before pouring away water, repeat but give 10, 20, 10 and 5 inversions and the film is washed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Les McLean
    Matt, why don't you use the Ilford dump method, it's quicker and uses less water. Simple prepare enough water at 20c to wash the film as follows:
    fill tank with water and give 5 inversions before pouring away water, repeat but give 10, 20, 10 and 5 inversions and the film is washed.
    And it’s even quicker if you do it in time to a Led Zeppelin number.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Les McLean
    Matt, why don't you use the Ilford dump method,
    it's quicker and uses less water. Simple prepare enough
    water at 20c to wash the film as follows:
    Ilford's film wash routine takes about five minutes and
    for 120 at 500ml a rinse uses 1.5 liters H2O. A good
    thing for me as I've very hard tap water.

    I'm quite sure the routine is 5, 10, 20 inversions with
    3 fresh waters. I follow with 1/2 strength Photo Flo.

    A very religious adherence to the 5, 10, 20 routine
    is not necessary. The routine's ingredients are the 3
    fresh waters and increasing time with each fresh water,
    all with some agitation. Any routine which at least equals
    Ilford's will be OK. A more thorough wash will result from
    ambient or warmer water.

    For a very detailed analysis of the Ilford sequence AND
    other wash related matters including FB and RC papers,
    from Google enter, ilford permanganate . Dan

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    Very helpful, thanks everyone - just finished washing!

    Matt



 

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