i was wondering if anyone out there can eniighten me
i try to process "archivally" for the most part, and i follow
instrucitons on fixer remover for final wash times. i have been using
perma wash and haven't had any problems ( knock wood! )
15 years ago, i worked for a portrait photographer and used to process all her film & make all her prints. when i was done with the fixer - i would take all the film in hangers and put them in another tank in the sink. i would just run water for maybe a 1/4 hour and then hang them to dry. no " fill/dump" no fixer remover .. just run the water. is that good enough for " archival" ?
for film i don't think i am as footloose as i thought she was ... i usually do 20 fill/dumps after the perma wash ( film and paper ) and dry.
i have read different places that there are a few different ways to cut washing times -
one is to use sea water
another one is to just have a tray of water that you leave your film / paper in overnight - by the morning all the "bad stuff" is out of the film / paper but ... i have no idea if this whole thing is an urban legend
anyone else hear of these washing methods? are they " a crock of bull" or a "pot of gold"?