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    Ilford RAPID FIXER users

    I've used Tetenal Superfix up until recently when it became difficult to find. Since then I've been using Ilford Rapid Fixer 1+9 for 4-5 minutes.
    I recently processed a roll of Plus-x and it came out purple which started me worrying about the mix ratio. The bottle says 1+4 and 1+9 but the instructions only speak of 1+4 fixing times.

    Anyone using this fixer here? What's your mix and time?

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    Re: Ilford RAPID FIXER users

    I believe it is meant to be used at 1+4 for film and 1+9 for paper. I fix film in it for at least 5 minutes

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    Re: Ilford RAPID FIXER users

    Ilford says 1+4 for 5 mins. I use 1-shot (don't do enough to justify bulk mix) for four 4x5's at 1+39 for 10 mins with FP4 and Acros. Estimated from Ilfords number of roles 1 liter can process. Absolutely no problems.

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    Re: Ilford RAPID FIXER users

    Thanks Colleen and Tony, actually the instruction booklet that comes with the bottle says 1+4 for 1 minute or 1/2 minute for paper. No mention of time for film. This led me to think 1+9 and 5 minutes was good. I'll go back to 1+4 and 5 minutes. Thanks.

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    Re: Ilford RAPID FIXER users

    See http://www.ilfordphoto.com/Webfiles/...7111531653.pdf for Ilford's fact sheet.

    BTW, it took 2 seconds with Google to find this...

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    Re: Ilford RAPID FIXER users

    Quote Originally Posted by Doremus Scudder View Post
    BTW, it took 2 seconds with Google to find this...

    Doremus
    Thank you for your time Doremus. It cleared all my doubts, good info in the fact sheet.

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    Re: Ilford RAPID FIXER users

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Evans View Post
    Ilford says 1+4 for 5 mins. . . .
    Let's be accurate here. Ilford's fact sheet says 2-5 minutes at 68 degrees F (20 degrees C), which is the minimum average time at one to four dilution for hand processing, with the exact time depending on the film type. The fact sheet then goes into more detail for hand agitation and for machine processing.

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