B&W Fixer in C-41 SRS Systems?

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Evan Parker, Aug 29, 2003.

  1. Evan Parker

    Evan Parker Guest

    Is it possible (well, smart, at least) to dump silver-saturated black
    and white fixer into an SRS system designed for C-41? I work at a local
    photo lab and I'd like to be environmentally conscious, too.

    Evan Parker, Aug 29, 2003
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  2. Evan Parker

    Ken Hart Guest

    Check the specs on the system. Some work better with B&W fixer mixed in. If
    it was specifically "designed for C-41", it might not be a good idea.

    From the instruction manual for Drew Refining Co Model BFSR-60/120: "When
    other types of fix are mixed with NR Bleach Fix, the plating performance of
    an electrolytic system improves..."

    Ken Hart, Aug 29, 2003
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