Blue stains C-41

Discussion in 'Photography Chat' started by Mech, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Mech


    Jan 13, 2021
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    Hi Everyone!

    I hope maybe one of you knows the solution.
    I encounter continuous problems with blue stains on the negatives.

    They are only visible after scanning. I did numerous tests, re-bleached, and re-fixed, checked the scanner, made fresh solutions with distilled water, pre-wet and not pre-wet, changed from Jobo Cpe2 agitation to the manual inversion agitation. I follow the instructions of the Fuji Hunt X press kit. The temperature is correct. Each time the negatives came out fine besides those randomly placed blue stains. I don't think it's my camera's fault as the stains appear in different places on some (not all) pictures of the negative.
    Generally, it looks like a blue fog/leak/smudge, sometimes a spill, on one neg there is a continuous line, on another, there are even blue dots.

    Please, could you advise me on what can be at fault?

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    Mech, Jan 13, 2021
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