Actually no, there are byproducts from film development that you don't want to get into your paper. Once fixer has been used on film, don't use it on paper.
Originally Posted by Rick A
You *really* don't want paper-dust in your film either, but a spot of filtering the fixer will, er, fix that.
Sounds like the paper was either improperly fixed (if it went orange or dark coloured) or improperly washed (if it went white). You need to make sure that:
Originally Posted by Keyan
* the paper hits the developer uniformly and is completely covered within a few seconds,
* don't let corners of the paper poke up out of the bath,
* same for fixer, and
* give the paper at least three good soaks in fresh water (3 consecutive baths of a few minutes) with agitation to make sure all the fixer is washed out.
Underfixed or underwashed prints will die rapidly. If they don't look right when brand new, your development is uneven.