Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 70,498   Posts: 1,543,147   Online: 1035
      
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Blix cooked?

  1. #1
    tiberiustibz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Tufts University
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    1,750
    Images
    5

    Blix cooked?

    Having run two liters worth of developed prints through my blix, I'm wondering if it's done. It's looking that suspicious dark opaque orange color it always does...so how do I tell if it's done? I don't think a standard fix silver saturation test would work because you can't tell if it remains clear. Should I just dump it?

  2. #2
    Photo Engineer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    23,005
    Images
    65
    Develop a small piece of fogged color paper in Dektol, rinse, then blix. If it clears to white, the blix is good. If it does not, the blix is bad.

    PE

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,565
    Images
    47
    Thanks again PE. I've been wondering how to test blix.
    Rick Jason.
    "I'm still developing"

  4. #4
    tiberiustibz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Tufts University
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    1,750
    Images
    5
    Doesn't the fix go before the bleach? or is this different with film and paper?

  5. #5
    Photo Engineer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    23,005
    Images
    65
    The fix goes two ways and is "dead ended" by either route. The bleach part can be regenerated by oxygen, but that helps kill the fix by one of the methods. So, it can be either.

    PE



 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin