Hyposulphite of Soda..........................................................8 ozs.

Water..........................................................................64 ozs.

After fixing thoroughly, the print should be washed for two hours and then dried. Blisters may be avoided by using a little common salt in the first washing water after fixing. To avoid yellow prints the developer must be acid, the clearing solution must be used as directed, fresh hypo solution should be used on each batch of prints and the final washing must be thorough, though the prints should not be washed over two hours.

The prints may be given a high finish if the smooth surface paper be used, by squegeeing the prints on a ferrotype plate but in our estimation this takes from the print all its artistic qualities. A proof may be taken from a negative which has just been fixed and washed, before it is dried, as follows: Wet a piece of smooth bromide paper and place it directly in contact with the wet film of the negative. Expose to the lamp as directed above, remove from the plate, develop, fix and wash and you have a proof which will not fade and is made in less than thirty minutes from the time the plate was developed.