Category Archive: FAQs

How do I dispose of my used fixer?

How do I dispose of my used fixer?   Used fixer contains silver , whose discharge is usually regulated. It is also very valuable, so don’t just throw it away! This is particularly relevant for people using “well water” and more »

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There is a white substance accumulating in my fixer?

There is a white substance accumulating in my fixer?     It may be sulfur, if the fixer is old.  

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Can I use the Record speed fixer for both Films and Prints?

Can I use the record speed fixer for both Films and Prints?   You use the same concentrate, but at different dilutions. Also, film fixer, once used, will contain substances you do not want in your prints.

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How do I check to see if my fixer is exhausted if I can’t use “Hypo-Check?”

Edwal makes fine products, but Hypo-Check indicates premature exhaustion with Sprint™ RECORD Speed Fixer. Instead, try our fixer test. Put a piece of undeveloped film in a small beaker of fixer working solution (1:9) and stir. If the film’s emulsion more »

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Q: Do I have to use Stop Bath?

Do I have to use Stop Bath?   No but, stop bath is cheap and avoids problems from developer carrying over into fixer. Staining and reticulation are prevented, and the life of the (more expensive) fixer is extended.

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Q: Can I alter the developer mixture to control the contrast of a print?

Can I alter the developer mixture to control the contrast of a print?   Yes, to a limited extent – much less than is the case with film.

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Q: Can the film developer be used in a replenishment system?

Can the film developer be used as replenishment?   Yes, it is possible to use our STANDARD Film Developer in a replenishment system. Please follow the instructions outlined on the product information page on our website. 

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Q: Why are there are spots on my negatives?

Why are there are spots on my negatives?   Spots can appear on your negatives for many reasons. Particlews in the processing or wash water are a common cause of black spots on negatives.  Old processing solutions that have thrown a precipitate more »

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Q: Are Sprint™ products available outside the United States?

We are glad to announce that Sprint Products are now available for shipment to Canada. All orders to Canada will be shipped by UPS ground service from our location in Scituate, RI. We are unable to ship to any other more »

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Q: Why does my spigot leak?

When turning the spigot to the off position, do not move it beyond 180 degrees or parallel with the edge of the cube. Pushing the handle beyond this point (so that the edge of the handle touches the cube) may more »

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