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Ilford Rapid Fixer (Liquid)500ml

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Ilford Rapid Fixer (Liquid)500ml
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Ilford Rapid Fixer Overview

Ilford Rapid Fixer is a non-hardening rapid fixer supplied as a liquid concentrate that is diluted with water for use.

It is easy and convenient to use in the temperature range of 18°C (66°F) for fixing black and white film and paper in all manual and machine processing applications.

Ilford Rapid Fixer must not be used with fix hardeners.

The fixing agent in Ilford Rapid Fixer is ammonium thiosulphate, and contains no sodium thiosulphate (hypo).

UPC: 019498984259

Ilford Rapid Fixer Specs

Chemistry Type
Liquid Volume
1 x 16.9  fl oz / 500.0  mL
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.4 x 2.8 x 2.3"

Ilford Rapid Fixer Reviews

Use it for film and paper

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-09-11

Easy to use, Reliable.

Great Liquid Concentrate Fixer

By Don
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-04-17

Great product that keeps well and works well too.

Easy to mix, has a long life, doesn't smell bad

By Jeromie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-03-20

I love mixing liquid chemicals. This fix is great - I use it for paper mainly and sometimes for film (clears all B/W film types in less than 5 minutes) - as long as you keep your fix clean by draining prints in an intermediate wash tray this fix lasts a long time. The smell isn't bad, for a fixer.

Good fixer

By Oliver
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-15

Very good product. Does what it is supposed to do.

Love that it's reusable

By Hino
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-16

Love that I can reuse the solution here up to 16 times. I'm about 12 rolls of film in and it seems to hold up. I used Ilfotec DDX, Ilfotec 3 and llfostop with this fixer and it all just works well together.

Fixer is fine.

By Bradley
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-13

It works as advertised.

Saves so much time

By Matt
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-08-04

You wouldn't think a couple of minutes is a long time to fix something, especially when you're used to fixing your film for ten minutes. But going from two minutes to 30 seconds for the same step makes a big difference. From when it goes into the developer to when I turn the lights back on and pull out the photo from the fixer is 2.5 minutes. It really does make a difference, especially when you're doing several test strips to figure out base exposure and then test prints on top of that to see what needs to be dodged and burned. One print can take a while to nail so any way I can save some time so I'm not in my darkroom all night is welcomed. Secondly, the odor is almost undetectable. Bonus! I was using Kodafix before, which has a very harsh smell. This isn't nearly as smelly. I don't mind that it's non-hardening. That's not a big deal for my prints. I care more about that for my film to make it more scratch resistant so I will continue using Kodafix for film. But This Rapid Fixer is my new darkroom fixer going forward.

Ilford rapid fixer

By Arnold
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-06-12

Fixing prints with Ilford's Rapid fixer only takes 30 seconds!! That really speeds up dark room work.

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Does this have hardener in it?

Does this have hardener in it?
Asked by: Rob
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-04-02

How long is Ilford Rapid Fixer good in an ...

How long is Ilford Rapid Fixer good in an unopened bottle?
Asked by: John
I don't process a lot of B&W films. I also do it for fun so the result is not very critical. My current opened bottle is more than 5 years old.
Answered by: Pasvorn
Date published: 2021-05-29

After mixing the concentrate with water. What is ...

After mixing the concentrate with water. What is the maximum time to be able to reuse it again?
Asked by: Fayad
This type of information is available from the manufacturer, and more reliable to get it from them than from random people on the Internet. For what it's worth, when I mix a batch of Rapid Fixer, I put a piece of tape on the bottle with the date mixed. When I pull out the chemicals to do a developing session, if my mixed Rapid Fixer is more than about a month old, I throw it out. No idea if that's excessively risky or conservative, but that's what I do. Signed, random person on the Internet.
Answered by: Kurt
Date published: 2021-07-27

Any idea of how many 35mm 36x rolls this would ...

Any idea of how many 35mm 36x rolls this would last? Thanks.
Asked by: Edinson
As per Ilford, 24 rolls of 35mm film in 36 exposures can be processed at a 1+4 dilution
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-05-31

Is this indicator fixer? Will it turn color when ...

Is this indicator fixer? Will it turn color when exhausted?
Asked by: David
No it does not change color, no fixer changes color, you are thinking about indicator stop bath.
Answered by: Ray
Date published: 2021-02-18


Yes. We suggest a three minute fix in Ilford Rapid Fixer for 1+4 and a five-minute wash for x-ray film usage. But this is something an end-user needs to experiment with.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-05-29

How long will this fixer last in concentrate in ...

How long will this fixer last in concentrate in the bottle?
Asked by: David
Full, unopened bottles of ILFORD RAPID FIXER concentrate stored in cool conditions, 5–20ºC (41–68ºF), will keep for two years. Once opened use completely within six months and keep all bottles tightly sealed until used.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2021-09-05

Can I reuse the fixer for processing film?

Can I reuse the fixer for processing film?
Asked by: Allie
Answered by: Ben
Date published: 2022-05-14
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