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Re: Fixer question

Just mix a small amnt. for 4x5 and use smaller trays. Plain fixer won't
keep well, you should add something to it in order to preserve it.

Anyway, since it's so weak (bonus: you use very little + it dissolves in a
snap) you already have to change it very often; I was refreshing the fixer
(something like 1000ml) every 2 or 3 8x10" print (or corresponding print
area), so I never felt the necessity of keeping it... Plus, I was never
weighting the dry chemical, just putting a dessertspoonfull in a liter (or
so) -> it's not that critical as long as you keep it fresh (using double
fixer baths and changing often).

Hope this helps,

24 Ekim 2008, Cuma, 3:35 am tarihinde, Paul Viapiano yazmış:
> I've been using 2% hypo to fix my argyrotypes, so I was wondering if I mix
> up a batch (1 liter) and only fix one or two small prints (4x5), can I
> store it and use it next time I print?
> I had a staining/blotchy problem today and I couldn't figure it out. When
> I mixed up a batch of fresh fix, everything was a-ok...
> Thanks...
> Paul