The one stage fix was suggested as a way to simplify with the down side of less capacity. You wrote in a later post the desire to eliminate the second fix.
I prefer using non metol paper developers. PE suggested an acid stop is required to eliminate developing agents if using metol.
I recently started to use a weak citric stop for prints larger than 8x10. No irritating fumes were experienced. To reduce solution carry over I use a water rinse after the citric stop and finish with a two fix process. The larger prints (8x12) on 11x14 are to be mounted. In my limited space its easier to use a single tray processing routine when projecting on 11x14. The downside is cleaning the tray between each processed print. Otherwise I use 8x10 trays, water stop, and one fix tray to make it simple.
Last edited by Richard Jepsen; 03-12-2013 at 11:56 AM. Click to view previous post history.