RECORD ® SPEED FIXER

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USING RECORD

RECORD is the basic fixer for all SPRINT™ SYSTEMS processes. RECORD works quickly with a favorable pH to fix prints before thiosulfate absorption can reach
damaging levels, and promotes thorough washing for permanence.

Convert RECORD Speed Fixer into a hardening fixer for B&W films and prints with RECORD Alum Hardening Converter, packaged separately.
Note: All B&W films require alum hardening converter in the fixer.

One liter of concentrate will make 10 liters of print fixer, enough for (600) 8×10 fiber prints or (900) 8×10 resin-coated prints, or 5 liters of film fixer,
enough for 150 rolls of film. See HOW TO MIX directions for each application below.

HOW TO MIX

Choose the desired working solution from the examples below.

HARDENING FILM FIXER:

Dilute RECORD Speed Fixer concentrate 2:8 with water. To Each liter of diluted fixer, add 30ml of RECORD Alum Hardening Converter concentrate.

FOR EXAMPLE:
200ml RECORD Speed Fixer Concentrate
800ml Water
+ 30ml RECORD Alum Hardening Converter Concentrate
= 1030ml RECORD Hardening Film Fixer Working Solution

PRINT FIXER:

Dilute RECORD Speed Fixer concentrate 1:9 with water.

FOR EXAMPLE:
100ml RECORD Speed Fixer Concentrate
+ 900ml Water
= 1000ml RECORD Print Fixer Working Solution

FAST PRINT FIXER:

Dilute RECORD Speed Fixer concentrate 2:8 with water.

FOR EXAMPLE:
200ml RECORD Speed Fixer Concentrate
+ 800ml Water
= 1000ml RECORD Fast Print Fixer Working Solution

HARDENING PRINT FIXER:

Dilute RECORD Speed Fixer concentrate 1:9 with water. To each liter of diluted fixer, add 15ml of RECORD Alum Hardening Converter concentrate.

FOR EXAMPLE:
100ml RECORD Speed Fixer Concentrate
900ml Water
+ 15ml RECORD Alum Hardening Converter Concentrate
= 1015ml RECORD Hardening Print Fixer Working Solution

HOW TO USE

To fix either B&W films or prints, immerse in working solution for a minimum of 3 minutes. Agitate continuously for the first minute, and for 10-15 seconds for each minute thereafter.

Use non-hardening fixer for B&W prints only.

Prints may be left in non-hardening fixer for at least 10 minutes without bleach damage. To reduce print fixing time, use the Fast Print Fixer working solution for 30 seconds with constant agitation.

Use hardening fixer for all B&W films and some B&W prints.

Use BLOCK Stop Bath before fixing to provide the correct acid value for hardening. Hardening increases with immersion time. For very rapid print fixing with hardener, immerse prints in Hardening Film Fixer working solution
for 30 seconds only with constant agitation.

Resin-coated prints should be hardened in the fixer for a hard gloss finish. Without hardening resin-coated prints will have a soft-gloss finish. Fiber prints should not be hardened except under certain circumstances.
Excessive hardening can make prints brittle and difficult to wash and tone. Correctly timed hardening and washing with ARCHIVE Fixer Remover will ensure best results.

Please consult directions for using RECORD Alum Hardening Converter and ARCHIVE Fixer Remover for more detailed information before using hardening fixer.

ODOR

RECORD Speed Fixer alone has no objectionable odor. When RECORD Alum Hardening Converter is added, a slight odor is generated by sulfur dioxide vapors.

CAPACITY

One liter of RECORD Speed Fixer working solution will process at least (60) 8×10 fiber prints or (90) 8×10 resin-coated prints or the equivalent of (30) rolls of 35mm, 36 exposure film.

The fixing capacity of RECORD Speed Fixer is not affected by addition of RECORD Alum Hardening Converter.

SHELF LIFE

RECORD Speed Fixer concentrate, stored with up to 25% air in the container, has a shelf life of at least 2 years.

RECORD Speed Fixer working solutions without hardener have the following shelf life:

SHELF LIFE OF WORKING SOLUTIONS:

WORKING SOLUTION:

MINIMUM SHELF LIFE:

Full Container 12 Months
Closed Container (25% air) 2 Months
Uncovered Tray 2 Weeks

Working solutions with added Alum Hardening Converter have approximately one-half this shelf life.

RECORD ® is a Registerd Trade Mark of Sprint™ Systems of Photography

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