Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Frizza View Post
I understand all of this, what i dont understand is what makes Ilfochrome fix diffrent to all other fixes in that it needs a starter why does ilfochrome fix need starter chemistry when black and white fixer doesnt, when c-41 or e-6 etc doesnt???
I should know this but it's been 8 years since I left Ilford and my memory has let me down. Chemically, Fix starter additive and Fix rep part A are very similar, including pH. So it's not obvious why you need it. Maybe it was a marketing ploy to sell more chemicals!