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Ilford Rapid Fixer (Liquid)500ml

BH #ILRF500ML • MFR #1984253
Ilford Rapid Fixer (Liquid)500ml
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Ilford 1984253 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 1984253 Specs

Chemistry TypeFixer
Liquid Volume1 x 16.9  fl oz / 500.0  mL
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.4 x 2.8 x 2.3"

Ilford 1984253 Reviews

Immediate fix

By Suellen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-01

Stays clear a long time. Can dilute per directions or refresh already poured fixer. Simple to use. Used to live in England and began using Ilford products in 1970. It is a reliable product tested for decades.

As always, good!

By Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-25

Been using it for years!

Works great

By Nelzon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-18

This solution can be re-use about a dozen of rolls and will last a 2 to 2 months depending on your storing the fixer and number of uses

My go to for black and white

By Jeron
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-16

I've only really been getting into developing at home heavily and I've used it a bit back in high school and it always gave me good results and that statement still stands. It has a great shelf life and I managed to stretch it out for 6 months of development (I don't shoot too many rolls at a time so I just let them pile up for a bulk development) and I'm very pleased at the quality I get out of my negatives and in the months following developments, there is no graying or fading on my negatives for rescanning which makes my life easier as an amateur film photographer. I will continue to use this until it's discontinued.

Great rapid fixer

By Jeffrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-27

Good price on hard to find product. In stock inventory


By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-22

Can't go wrong with Ilford. A tad pricier than alternatives but it always gets the job done.


By Alison
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-30

I find it best to lock in to a processing system, which means choosing your tools and sticking with them. This fix is a workhorse, and I don't need any other.

Quick and works!

By Scott
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-10

No complaints, this is my go to fixer for all my b&w development!

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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 toxic or dangerous? I want to teach children how to develop photographs using the coffee method and it recommended to use this as a fixer.
Asked by: Anonymous
Here's some guidelines to using fixer. All chemicals need to be used with caution, especially with children.Effects of ExposureGeneral advice:Contains: Sodium thiosulphate. The toxicological properties of this material have not been fully investigated and its handling and use may present additional hazards. Expected to be a low health hazard for recommended handling.Inhalation: Expected to be a low hazard for recommended handling. In contact with strong acids or if heated, sulphites may liberate sulphur dioxide gas. Sulphur dioxide gas is irritating to the respiratory tract. Some asthmatics or hypersensitive individuals may experience difficult breathing.Eyes: No specific hazard known. May cause transient irritation.Skin: This material has a low potential to cause allergic skin reactions; however, cases of human skin sensitization have been reported.Ingestion: May be harmful if swallowed. Some asthmatics or sulfite-sensitive individuals mayexperience wheezing, chest tightness, stomach upset, hives, faintness, weakness and diarrhea
Answered by: LINDAK A.
Date published: 2018-08-27


If I use Ilford rapid fixer is it necessary to use hypo clear for film and fiber based paper?
Asked by: Deborah
Not required, and to my knowledge I have never used hypo-clear on any of my prints. However, it probably covers you for your wash time procedure. I have used it only for film, and even then not too often. I am concerned with washing prints well, however.
Answered by: MICHAEL M.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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