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Heico Perma Wash (Liquid) for Black & White Film & Paper - 1 Quart

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Heico Perma Wash is a highly concentrated neutral liquid that not only saves a tremendous amount of time and wash water, but even more importantly provides archival permanence in both films and papers.

Perma Wash is available in 1 qt., 1 gal., and 5 gallon concentrates. A one quart bottle will make 11 gallons of working solution.

Perma Wash saves more than 90% of normal wash water requirements which is estimated that the operating cost is one cent per 8 x 10" sheet of film or paper processed.

Perma Wash is non-corrosive and is formaldehyde free.

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HeicoPerma Wash (Liquid) for Black & White Film & Paper
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

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    • Developing (6)
    • Printing (5)
    • Photography (4)
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    5.0

    Useful chemical

    By Francisco, college professor

    from DeKalb IL

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

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        • Photography
        • Printing

        Comments about Heico Perma Wash (Liquid) for Black & White Film & Paper:

        This is a chemical that helps reduce washing time in film and paper. It also goes at an extremely low proportion (like the volume that fits in a water bottle cap for a gallon of water), which means that one bottle will last forever. I don't know about the shelf life, but this must be one of those things that last forever. I recommend it highly. Without it, washing times for film would be 25 minutes. Using this Heico product it's only 5 minutes.

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        5.0

        Save yourself a lot of wash time

        By smastro

        from Cleveland

        About Me Pro Photographer

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            • Developing

            Comments about Heico Perma Wash (Liquid) for Black & White Film & Paper:

            I've been using Perma-Wash for decades, and it's saved me many more decades in wash time. This is a must for all film and paper processing.

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            5.0

            Time Saver

            By Iowa girl

            from Des Moines, IA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            • Consistent Reactions

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              • Developing
              • Photography
              • Printing

              Comments about Heico Perma Wash (Liquid) for Black & White Film & Paper:

              I use the product with film and paper photographic printing. It's a huge time saver.

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              5.0

              A great Time Saver for Washing Prints on

              By Bob M.

              from Brooklyn, NY

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                • Enlarging
                • Printing

                Comments about Heico Perma Wash (Liquid) for Black & White Film & Paper:

                I've been using Heico Perma Wash for MANY years. I don't think it's necessary for film, or prints on RC paper, which have a short washing time without any wash aide, but it greatly cuts down the otherwise long washing time otherwise needed for prints on fiber-base paper AND helps to ensure that they'll be reasonably archival. My normal work flow is to wash my prints, tone them in KRST and then wash them again. Without Perma Wash, or a similar wash aide, the tie involved would be enormous.

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                4.0

                Perma Wash

                By greviousangell

                from Montana

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Heico Perma Wash (Liquid) for Black & White Film & Paper:

                Used in Black and White processing. Very little odor. Good product

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                5.0

                Old standard that does the job

                By Jim

                from Denver Area, CO

                About Me Pro Photographer

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                • Consistent Reactions

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                  • Developing
                  • Enlarging
                  • Photography

                  Comments about Heico Perma Wash (Liquid) for Black & White Film & Paper:

                  Use it to clear film (mostly T-Max) and silver gelatin papers (mostly Ilford Multigrade IV FB).
                  Have used it a long time and every time I test I find it constant in reducing hypo as advertised.

                  Not a thing to complain about.

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                  4.0

                  washing everything

                  By Rev. Patrick

                  from Kansas City, MO

                  About Me Casual Photographer

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                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Consistent Reactions
                  • Easily Cleaned

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                    Best Uses

                    • Developing
                    • Photography
                    • Printing

                    Comments about Heico Perma Wash (Liquid) for Black & White Film & Paper:

                    I'm a beginner and do all this in my basement, away from running water. Perma Wash, if I'm using it right, allows me to wash the paper I'm developing and get it into a clean water rinse while not having to worry about not having a source of running water. I finish my developing, usually about 5-10 prints, and then take the tray upstairs for a thorough rinse, which, if the product does what it says, only takes a minute. For me, it was a fine investment.

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                    5.0

                    Washes

                    By CRCUNNINGHAM

                    from Washington, DC

                    About Me Pro Photographer

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                    Pros

                    • Cheap
                    • Very concentrated

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Alternative Processes
                      • Washing prints

                      Comments about Heico Perma Wash (Liquid) for Black & White Film & Paper:

                      I have use Heico for platinum/palladium prints and this perma wash has been great. Works quickly and it is a very efficient due to it's high concentration.

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                      5.0

                      Great product

                      By William H.

                      from Summit, NJ

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                        • Developing

                        Comments about Heico Perma Wash (Liquid) for Black & White Film & Paper:

                        I use this to help wash out the Kodafix when developing b&w 35mm film. It works really well.

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                        5.0

                        best clearing agent

                        By Photographer

                        from NYC

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                          • Developing
                          • Printing

                          Comments about Heico Perma Wash (Liquid) for Black & White Film & Paper:

                          excellent clearing agent, very easy to use

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