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    URGENT!

    Hello, I had put my chemicals in my temp. bath and when they're up to temp now some of the lovely dymo-labels has fallen of! This is the first time this has happened! In over 10 development sessions.

    So Color dev still has it's label, it's blueish
    The bleach and fix bottle has lost their labels, There's one that's deep amber, and one that's a much lighter amber, I suspect the lighter one to be the fix. Is that correct??

    Getting ready with the industrial marker...

    (and one final wash that has a light pink tint)

    I have only developed reala and konica centuria proffessional if that helps.

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    So you don't know which is bleach and which is fix?

    An easy way to test this would be to take a piece of developed B&W film leader (so that it's completely black), dip it in one of the solutions for a minute or two. If it's the bleach, you will be able to see it start to bleach back the submerged area of the leader. In order to avoid cross contamination, you don't want to use the same strip of leader for both solutions.

    My money is on it being the darker solution.

    Jason

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    Bleach Blix as i remeber was a dark liquid.... go with Jason's idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnovek View Post
    So you don't know which is bleach and which is fix?

    An easy way to test this would be to take a piece of developed B&W film leader (so that it's completely black), dip it in one of the solutions for a minute or two. If it's the bleach, you will be able to see it start to bleach back the submerged area of the leader. In order to avoid cross contamination, you don't want to use the same strip of leader for both solutions.

    My money is on it being the darker solution.

    Jason
    Fantastic! I now know which is which! Let the development begin!

    oops, forgot to say thanks!
    Last edited by olleorama; 09-20-2011 at 09:53 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    As soon as you're done developing your current film, you might want to mark all four of your bottles with a permanent marker. :-)

    Jason

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnovek View Post
    As soon as you're done developing your current film, you might want to mark all four of your bottles with a permanent marker.
    He has already thought of that!

    Quote Originally Posted by olleorama View Post
    Getting ready with the industrial marker.

    Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olleorama View Post
    Getting ready with the industrial marker...
    Sanford "Uni-Paint" markers:
    http://www.filmtools.com/sanunipainma.html

    Solvent-based, pigment (paint) markers. Sticks to glass, metal, plastic, etc.
    Permanent on many surfaces. Durable on most.
    Opaque & available in many colors: Red, White, Black, Yellow, etc.

    I keep several in the darkroom, specifically for marking containers of things like my chems just for the reason you state. Many other markings, even Sharpie, sometimes come off. They usually come off at the least convenient time.

    (Enter, Capt. Murphy. Stage left. )
    Randy S.

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    You could always taste test them

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingCamera View Post
    You could always taste test them

    Fixer has a salty taste, or at least B&W fixer does. Dont you dare ask how I know!
    "I have captured the light and arrested its flight! The sun itself shall draw my pictures!"

    -Louis Daguerre, 1839-

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    I have a industrial supplier firm labeled industrial marker I got in a former life. Seems to work. However, dymos are cuter (wow, did I write that? where's my testosterone?).

    Done four rolls now, two tanks since I posted.

    I'm using rollei digibase chemicals. I have done 10 rolls in the litre solutions I mixed last time (buthaned since last session), should I start extending dev time?

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