This post will be short, a sort of quick guide to paper fixing faults. They are listed in no particular order.
|This picture shows the fix is ehausted|
• Brownish areas: fix exhausted.
• Print becomes yellow after a while: Was not fixed for long enough and or washed for to short a time.
• Burnt out highlights: acid fix not diluted to the right strength. Left in the fix for to long. Not timed properly.
• Brownish spots, Lilac round the edges: Stop bath exhausted, incomplete fixing, forgotten to wash or use stop after the developer.
|The blue stain shows that the stop is exhausted.|
It is not unusual to be caught out by some of these faults. Even when you have years of experience.