And why is that?
I've been using water only for a few years.
Because film and RC papers do not retian developer like FB papers. If you don't use an acid stop the papers may carry some developer over into the fixer. This can cause problems. Some development may continue in the fixer until the alkalinity of the developer is neutralized. This can cause mottling or staining of the prints. Not good for the fixer either. Stop bath is so cheap especially if you mix your own -- why take the risk. Considering the price of paper today skimping on stop bath seems a foolish economy.
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