Kodak Ektacolor SM (RA-2SM) Tank Bleach-Fix, is contained in SM Processing Unit P2The paper process uses a bleach-fix instead of a separate bleach and fixer.
A bleach-fix has three primary purposes: to stop the action of the developer, to convert metallic silver into silver halide, and to dissolve the silver halide.
Bleach-fix performance depends on the concentration and the diffusion rate of the solution into the emulsion.
Time, agitation, and temperature affect the diffusion rate. Incorrect bleach-fix conditions or an abnormal bleach-fix can affect the amount of dye formed.
Kodak is committed to providing minilabs with chemicals that are safe, economical, and easy to use. Ektacolor SM chemical provide true SiMplicity.
SM chemical concentrates are supplied in processing units that fit directly into the minilab; no mixing is required.
Each of the four units F1, F2, P1, and P2 can only fit onto the minilabs in the correct location.
The units are also colorcoded with corresponding colored labels on the minilab, and each unit has a unique symbol that also matches the minilab, to make operations simple for the operator.
The chemicals designed for SM Minilabs are supplied in liquid concentrates for easy handling. Kodak designed these chemicals to be as safe as possible for our environment.