Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: FPP super c-41 kit missing fixer

  1. #1

    FPP super c-41 kit missing fixer

    My c-41 kit from FPP has a five part developer, two part bleach, but is missing the fixer listed in the instructions. FPP has been unresponsive to my inquires.

    So, what exactly is the color fixer? Is it different than B&W?

  2. #2

    Re: FPP super c-41 kit missing fixer


  3. #3

    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Seattle area, WA
    Posts
    1,069

    Re: FPP super c-41 kit missing fixer

    Well if it has the bleach and isn't a blix kit then worst case you can pick up Kodak Flexicolor fixer pretty cheap. I think you still need a stabilizer for C-41 though, so if your kit didn't come with that it could be a problem.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jul 2020
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    248

    Re: FPP super c-41 kit missing fixer

    If you watch the video in the link, it describes the fixer as just a plain Jane non hardening fixer. Any standard fixer should do the trick. On the FPP site they also list another C-41 kit that uses a combined bleach-fix (blix) instead of separate bleach and fixer steps.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Iowa City, Iowa
    Posts
    1,452

    Re: FPP super c-41 kit missing fixer

    Any fixer will work. I've had to substitute Kodak rapid fixer in a pinch. I've had the fixer part of RA4 blix go bad, mixed Kodak rapid fixer and mixed with the bleach portion, no biggie.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    1,873

    Re: FPP super c-41 kit missing fixer

    Any B&W fixer wil PROBABLY work, but I'd recommend to use a near-neutral pH fixer (ca 6.5 would be nice). Acid fixer is not a good idea due to the risk of dyes (esp cyan I understand) remaining in its leuco (colorless) state. I think today's film is less sensitive to this than it used to be. Still, AFAIK C41 still calls for the last concentrated bath to be of pH 6.5 or thereabouts.

    Why not get some jugs of C41 fixer from your favorite brand? It works nicely for b&w as well. It's also cheap. It's the only fixer I buy!

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Iowa City, Iowa
    Posts
    1,452

    Re: FPP super c-41 kit missing fixer

    Quote Originally Posted by koraks View Post
    Any B&W fixer wil PROBABLY work, but I'd recommend to use a near-neutral pH fixer (ca 6.5 would be nice). Acid fixer is not a good idea due to the risk of dyes (esp cyan I understand) remaining in its leuco (colorless) state. I think today's film is less sensitive to this than it used to be. Still, AFAIK C41 still calls for the last concentrated bath to be of pH 6.5 or thereabouts.

    Why not get some jugs of C41 fixer from your favorite brand? It works nicely for b&w as well. It's also cheap. It's the only fixer I buy!
    Ah good point about a universal fixer. I have a cube of Fuji Uni-something, works for C-41 and E-6. The dilution is different, stronger for C-41, I think.

Similar Threads

  1. Super Graphic Missing Linkage
    By HT Finley in forum Cameras & Camera Accessories
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 24-May-2015, 20:18
  2. Am I missing something?
    By Hugo Zhang in forum Lenses & Lens Accessories
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-Nov-2007, 03:18
  3. C41 regular flexicolor fixer vs. RA fixer
    By Tom Westbrook in forum Darkroom: Film, Processing & Printing
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27-May-2006, 16:01
  4. "Rapid fixer" v.s. plain old "fixer"
    By Calamity Jane in forum Darkroom: Film, Processing & Printing
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 4-Mar-2005, 06:11
  5. TF-4 Rapid Fixer, an alkaline fixer
    By William Marderness in forum Darkroom: Film, Processing & Printing
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-Jan-2000, 22:10

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •