TF-4 Rapid Fixer, an alkaline fixergreenspun.com : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread
Does anyone have experience with TF-4 alkaline fixer. I have read in the Darkroom Cookbook, that with this fixer, film is washed to archival standards in 2 minutes without hypo clear. I have been using this fixer and like it. Has anyone tested the needed wash time with this fixer.
-- William Marderness (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 10, 2000
I like this fixer too, and I generally trust what is said about in the Film Developer's Cookbook. However, you should be aware that the same guy who publishes the Cookbook produces the fixer commercially.
-- Erik Ryberg (email@example.com), January 10, 2000.
> same guy who publishes the Cookbook produces the fixer commercially.
Say what? What does Butterworth-Heinemann / Focal Press have to do with Photographers' Formulary?
-- John Hicks (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 10, 2000.
I have been using TF-4 for film and prints for over a year now. I have stopped using all other fixers. Using TF-4, a 2 minute wash, 2 minutes in Perma Wash and another 2 minute wash I can detect no residual fixer in fiber base prints.
The truth is I still wash my prints for 30 minutes, perma wash for 2 minutes and wash again for 60 minutes.
BTW, the manufacturer say 1 minute in TF-4 is all that is required. Plus side is it has little smell compared to other fixers.
-- Mike Kravit (email@example.com), January 11, 2000.