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    120 film turn purple

    I just develop a roll of Tmax 120 and it had a weak purple to it. What did I do wrong. Jeff

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    Did you use fresh fix? If I use fresh fix and washaid the film comes out completely clear. If I use old fix the film comes out with color. As do several other films.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kubach View Post
    I just develop a roll of Tmax 120 and it had a weak purple to it. What did I do wrong. Jeff
    It didn't "turn" purple, this is what this film looks like if you don't fix completely and wash completely. It is a dye in the film that is normally removed with adequate processing.

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    I just bought the fix last week. It Kodak 1 gallon mix.

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    Tmax typically takes a lot longer to clear for whatever reason than other films. It could be taken out with a resoak, re-fix, rinse, hypo clear, and wash cycle just be sure.

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    Thanks for the info. I usually learn from my mistakes.

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    Dear Jeff,

    Hypo Clearing Agent helps remove the stain.

    Neal Wydra

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    Wash longer. I'm not a big fan of extending the fix any longer than is necessary to remove the unexposed silver from the emulsion. Extending the wash will remove the dye.

    If all else fails, the dye is stable and harmless. It's just visually annoying.
    Jim MacKenzie - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

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    Do this after the film is dried. Expose the film to sunlight until the dye disappears. I do this to all Kodak and Ilford films that has a dye cast.

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    In my experience a pre wash will take the dye out TMY sheet film. This might be the case with TMX roll film too.

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