Hi Ann,

thanks for your time. I was actually aware of Ilford's film washing recommendations, and I use the technique they describe, only for a lot longer than they recommend.

My theory is that water needs to be in contact with the emulsion for a certain period of time to penetrate it and wash it out, no matter how much you agitate.
I am probably wrong about this, but better safe than sorry - that's my motto.

Anyway, thank you for your help. I appreciate it very much.


- Thomas

Saint Paul, MN

Quote Originally Posted by ann
I know this is going to sound crazy, but the manner in the way you state the question leads me to ask this one.. Did you use the HCA as a developer?

If so, this is the problem as it is to be used after fixer.

If not, clear film would lead me to wonder if the film was exposed.

If you want to cut down on the wash times, check out Ilford's recommendation on film washing at their site.