Processing Film – Quick Reference
John Sappington's Art 36
|Presoak – 1-3 minutes – tap water at 68-70 degrees or 3-5 degrees of developer mixture – agitate 30 sec.|
Developer– dilution ratio + temperature + film speed = film manufacturers time recommendations – agitate first 30 sec. then, 5 sec. of every 30 seconds. Rap Tank following each agitation to release air bubbles.
Stop Wash (Stop Bath) – fill tank with stop bath solution or tap water – 15-30 sec. - agitate continuously *RECYCLE
|Fixer– check film manufacturers recommendation (tri-x 5 min / tmax 6 min / ilford 7 min.) agitate first 30 sec. then, 5 sec. every 30 sec. *RECYCLE|
|Water Rinse - 1 min. continuous agitation|
|Washing Aid (perma wash) - 1 min. continuous agitation *RECYCLE|
|Final Wash – 5 minutes - continuous running water.|
|Wetting Agent – (photo-flo) – 30 sec. or double dip and twirl and drain. *RECYCLE|
Wipe and Hang
CLEAN TANKS, TOPS AND REELS WITH WATER AND DRAIN, CLEAN UP ANY SPILLS OR DRIPS AND TURN OFF ANY RUNNING WATER.