Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/05/10

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Subject: [Leica] Re: photo papers and fixer
From: George Huczek <>
Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 16:48:38 -0600

At 10:00 PM 10/05/99 -0000, Adrian wrote:
>whilst we are on the offbeat and almost off topic subject of making 
>photographs with our Leica negatives :) I would like to ask if anyone 
>knows of a powder form of rapid fixer: does it exist and if so what are 
>the options.

If you have access to Ilford products, you can try powdered Ilfofix.  It is
a sodium thiosulphate-based fixer.  It contains an acid-hardener, so that
may be a problem if you are trying to do some post-fixing image manipulation.
   If it is not essential to use a rapid fix, get some bulk sodium
thiosulphate crystals and I can send you a few different fixer formulas to
mix it.  It is cheaper than buying prepared fixer, as long as you don't
have to spend too much in shipping costs, as you should get at least 2.5 kg
of it to keep you going for a while.
   If you want to mix an acid-hardening fixer, I can give you a list of a
few other ingredients that you will need to get.  You should have access to
a weighing scale if you want to use this do-it-yourself approach.


[o] -GH