Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
How is the blue dye a problem? Why is it necessary to get rid of it?
It isn't a problem at all, I never use a pre-soak with B&W films and have used a lot of Fomapan 100 & 200 in replenished Xtol and Pyrocat HD.

You need to use extra care removing from a spiral as if it curls up on itself there is a danger of a corner nicking the wet emulsion somewhere.