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Formulary TF-5 Archival Rapid Fixer - 1 Liter

Model: 030200
Manufacturer: Formulary

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Formulary's TF-5 Archival Rapid Fixer is great for both film and paper, featuring a processing time of only 30 seconds for resin-coated prints, 60 seconds for fiber-based prints, with no hypo clearing agent necessary. There's little to no odor if mixed with distilled or filtered water and is the only rapid-fixer system that allows the print to be completely fixed without impairing the rapidity of the wash. TF-5 is a near neutral fix that changes the pH of the film or paper from alkaline to near neutral, unlike TF4 in which the film or paper stays at an alkaline pH value. TF-5 is known for no image bleaching. All conventional fixers act as reducers. This means that the longer the material is left in the fixer, the more image silver is destroyed. This can only have bad effects on the image, whether it is a print or a negative. Conventional sodium thiosulfate (rapid) fixers suffer from this defect especially. The problem is eliminated in TF-5, which may offer slightly richer maximum blacks as a result.


  • Makes 1 gallon of working solution
  • Diluted 1:3
  • Fixes resin coated papers in 30 seconds, fiber based paper in 60 seconds
  • Fixes film in 6 minutes
  • Maintains an alkaline pH throughout the process
  • Near-neutral fix
  • No image bleaching
  • Non-hardending perfect for prints to be toned or retouched
  • Ammonium thiosulfate is the main ingredient in this proprietary formula
  • No stop bath necessary. Just use a water rinse after developing.
  • No hypo clearing agent necessary
  • Stock solution has a shelf life of one year

 *Capacity per liter of working solution: Paper – about 30 8x10 Fiber prints, 60 8x10 RC prints.  Film – about 15-20 rolls

 *Tip: Use distilled water for best results.

Chemical Type Fixer
Liquid/Powder Liquid
SDS (Safety Data Sheet)Formulary TF5 Archival Rapid Fixer
Product InstructionsFormulary TF-5 Fixer

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