If the bleach given to you was bunk, do not fret. This only means you effectively did a 100% bleach bypass or skip-bleach on those negs.
At any point, you can rebleach and fix to remove the silver. As it is now, the silver is in a metallic fixed state, and you're at no risk of printing out.
Ferricyanide bleach is easily made with raw potassium ferricyanide powder (completely safe) and potassium bromide. Both available from Artcraft chemicals cheaply. Alternatively you can buy a smaller quantity already mixed up. Use a small amount of concentrate with water you have your working bleach. The concentrate lasts a very long time, the powder forms pretty much indefinitely.
The entire purpose of bleach is to rehalogenate metallic silver back into silver halide. This means it becomes light sensitive, redevelopable, *and* removable via fixer if not redeveloped. It doesn't matter if you bleach in full light, because the image forming silver is all that is left at this point (since you already fixed before-hand).
Where'd you get the Flexicolor bleach from?
Last edited by clayne; 07-30-2013 at 07:16 PM. Click to view previous post history.
Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.