I'm an idiot!!!

Discussion in 'Film and Processing' started by lance_frost, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Tonight, I decide to do some printing, which I haven't done in a while. I got a new bottle of the Hustler hypo wash and mixed it for use. I was reading the label and misread the instructions. After fixing, I washed the RC paper in the hypo, then washed it in water, washed it in hypo again and dried it. After numerous prints, I came to my senses and realized my process was wrong. In short, my last wash befopre drying was in the hypo solution. What problems with my prints can I expect?
     
  2. Hypo is fixer Hypo wash takes it out can you clarify what your rant just was?
     
  3. Lance, you shouldn't have any problems so long as you re-wash the prints. If you leave the prints as-is, with Hypo being the last step, you will have problems with the pH balance, which will cause degradation of the image. If they are still wet, rewash them for the normal time. If they are dry, rewash them for 2 to 3 times the recommended time after Hypo, or maybe 30 minutes. Dry, and all should be fine.
     
  4. No idea, but how about just rewash them in water for about 10 min and dry them.
     
  5. Wash you prints again in water and you should be fine.
    Some terminology. In general, fix=hypo. Hustler is a hypo wash (or rinse aid or hypo eliminator). It's purpose is to get rid of the fix or hypo. Calling the wash "hypo" is a bit like calling a fire extinguisher "fire."
     
  6. I apologize for my rant. I was just frustrated with myself.
    As I wrote earlier, "I got a new bottle of the Hustler hypo wash." I thought it would be unnecessary to write, "I washed it in the hypo wash" after I noted that it followed the fixer. It's a mistake I'll never make again;)
    Anyway, the prints are back in the water wash and will be there for some time. Thanks for the responses.
     
  7. You are fine. I am too sorry also; but I get real tired of people not using the terms I learned. And please don't get me started on the use of the word analog. :) OH and Noise.
     
  8. No problem. We're all here to have fun.
     
  9. Hi Lance,
    How long did you "wash" the prints in the Hypo (fixer), since that will be your fix time. If it was for a short period of time, you may wish to refix, then was and dry. If the fixer you are using is a "rapid fix" - ammonium thiosulfate and is fresh, then two to three minutes should be sufficient. If it is not a "rapid fix" - if it is sodium thiosulfate - then I would fix for at least 5 minutes before washing.
    RC paper should not require "hypo wash", just fix and wash in plain water.
     
  10. I don't even own Hypo Wash.
     
  11. You're missing out Bro.<g>
     
  12. LOL I doubt that as I have free water here and don't use a hardener except for my Efke/Adox/Foma and I think Foma has improved.. :)
     
  13. We call it "Hypo-Clear" in these parts...
     
  14. Is this any relation to the infamous "Hypoken"?
    Just wash, since the fix is in. After that everything will develop apace. Stop worrying.
     
  15. James G. Dainis

    James G. Dainis Moderator

    With FB, fiber base, papers, the hypo would get into the paper. A very long wash (actually more of a soak) was needed to get all the hypo out of the paper. RC, resin coated, papers have the papers coated with resin and the emulsion on top of that coating. No hypo gets into the paper and only a short wash is needed. There is no reason to use hypo clearing agents.
     
  16. If they're analog prints, you may get some extra noise; apart from that, they will be fine.
     
  17. That was funny Dave. :)
     
  18. Take it easy Lance, we're all idiots, just ask former GF's and ex-wifes!
     

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