Re: HP/Fixing/Spectra/Clearing Bath

From: Timoleon Wilkins (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Apr 02 2006 - 13:10:55 PDT

Hello Ken, My two cents regarding the B&W Rev. clearing bath: 15g sodium
sulfite per liter, use once and throw out (for me cleaner and cheaper than
reusing). This is for the Russian Spiral tank or spaghetti method. The
crank tank I imagine needs a stronger solution and so may not be economical
to use only once. RE: Fixer in BW reversal is added protection, for minor
amounts of stray undeveloped silver, most of the silver already goes into
the bleach. For negative: hypo clear totally unneccesary if you are able to
rinse sufficiently with fresh running water (20 min at least). Selenium
1:30 + capful Permawash mixture for extra archival protection (neg or
reversal) (this would be done after 10 min. final wash, then soak in above
for 5 min. then wash 10 more min.)

>From: Ken Paul Rosenthal <email suppressed>
>Reply-To: Experimental Film Discussion List <email suppressed>
>To: email suppressed
>Subject: HP/Fixing/Spectra/Clearing Bath
>Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2006 23:56:56 -0800
>HP/Fixing/Spectra/Clearing Bath
>I swore I'd stay off of Frameworks until I finished grad school. But with a
>semester to go I feel like Al Pacino in GF 3; "Every time I try to get out
>they suck me back in!" Anyway...
>'s my understanding that whether one is processing a negative or a
>positive image, there is always remaining unexposed silver to fix out. For
>instance, if there is shade under a tree, those are halides that are not
>converted to black metal, and must therefore be fixed out. Any reversal
>kit, or reversal processing that I've done from mixing my own chemistry has
>entailed a fix stage at the end. It's been quite some time since I've used
>the TMAX black and white kit, and while it does not include fixer, I
>believe the instructions ask one to purchase them seperately, along with
>Regarding Spectra Lab, I have yet to process film there, but will most
>likely be sending Super 8mm negative film from my current project there for
>development and perhaps telecine. They repaired my Canon 1014xls and did
>fine work. I've spent much time on the phone with the manager Doug Thomas
>and he strikes as extemely dedicated to independent filmmaking, in spirit
>and deed.
>Thanks so much for all the references regarding 'Page of Madness'.
>Still waiting on someone who is clear about the ration of Sodium Sulfite to
>water to make 1 liter of Clearing Bath.
>Thanks, Ken
>For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.