Acid stop: Maintains the acidity of an acid fix, very
Originally Posted by gr82bart
quick, 10 to 30 seconds recommended.
Water stop: Maintains an alkaline or neutral fix. Extended
single or multiple rinses recommended.
The acid stop and fix will render the developer inactive.
A protracted or multiple water stop will wash the film or
paper free of developer; developer which otherwise would
be active in an alkaline stop.
My method of processing, which is similar to the rotary film
and print method, uses no stop what so ever. All chemistry
is used very dilute one-shot. Dan