ILFORD WASHAID is a hypo-eliminator formulated to aid the efficient removal of the thiosulphate by-products of fixation by ion exchange. It is particularly useful. Ilford states that their Washaid can be used with prints and film. Has anyone used it with film? What exactly does it do? The information on their. Hello, I recently purchased a bottle of Ilford Wash Aid to act as a hyper cleaning agent after using the fixer. I used to use Kodak Hyper.

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Ilford Wash Aid-problem

I live in an area with soft water so I had to dilute extremely, your water might allow less extreme dilutions. Edited by Wheelman member 11 years ago. Lex has described why you do not want to agitate the surfactant type wash aids. Just my 2 cents. Aug 5, 8. Incidentally, I never experienced this problem with my Kodak hyper agent before, only Ilford.

Before you know you’re lost in too many parameters and possibilities. In this way you will be able to put the maximum information in your negative. The HT2 test confirms that my film is very clean, practically no stain. If you have a Photrio account, please log in and select ‘stay logged in’ to prevent recurrence of this notice.

Overview Specs Quick Compare cccsatqwucdycqvabbxszb. Like you can see: So the lifetime of a developer is your most concerning factor. I use to not do this, I use to do the 30sec and the 5 sec every 30sec, but in school we were taught to do it for the entire 2 min.

All you need to know about developing and printing is there, plus there are fact sheets for each product. Am I mixing it incorrectly or is this a normal chemical reaction with this particular product?

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If it can, how much time can be stored for? I either follow the Ilford archival wash sequence or if lazy Wwshaid use a Paterson force film washer in the Paterson tank. With film it doesn’t matter too much.

There are exeptionseven on liquid developers: This happens within the first 30 seconds – it is so bad that the bubbles don’t allow any space for the liquid to do its job. And when printing or scanning get the maximum information out of that negative. Actually, I will follow all washid your advice: You can read a discussion about it here. Do refer to the Harman Technology Ilford web site.

Those are surfactants and other than lacking perfumes, dyes and oils, are pretty similar to liquid soaps! A lot of combinations are known about their excellent results.

Living in Australia, I can’t imagine leaving the tap running for six minutes, let alone But next time I will, now that I know what I’m doing already.

I really washais it. Are the highlight still in, are your shadows not blocked? Voxphoto 11 years ago.

Curious how many of you use a wash aid as a regular step in your black and white film processing. If you have forgotten to put yourself a valid and safe expiration date on your bottle, your gambling with your films I use Kodak dev, fix, and Photoflow, but ilford wash.

You don’t want too short a time as otherwise the pouring time becomes significant and the whole thing becomes more time critical. Do I need to adjust times when washair those ilfordd add more chemicals? Those are fill and dump cycles, by the way, with the number indicating how many times I agitate the tank before dumping. Which solutions can be recycled? I didn’t know that the latitude of temperatures is not that important at the washing stage.


What do you mean? Your clear time x2 washqid conventional films is your minimum fix time. Developing at wahsaid temperatures will cause higher fog, which means your images will have less dynamic range – more contrast – but I think this effect is negligible at temperatures within the degree range.

All the info you need should be on the bottle, or on the Harman Technology web site.

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HP5 Perceptol at 1: You have to compensate for the temperature according the given temperature table to keep the same density. I only checked fact sheets though.

It does kinda foam up a bit, but it really doesn’t loose much in doing so, as long as you can get the mix into your tank and fill it properly then once its in, the amount will limit the foaming up.

Finally I use ilfoord rinse aid, anything to reduce the amount of spotting that you have to do after scanning! I believe I used the kodak once and you are right, it didn’t do this at all, but I just like the results of the Ilford a bit better.

I always follow the Ilford recommended method of using discreet water changes when you have much better control over the temperature, and as for longevity some of my negatives are washxid over 40 years old. John Grey 11 years ago.