Another way to remove the dust.

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by Henry Alive, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Henry Alive

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    Probably, a lot of people knows this, but I have discovered it recently. Some weeks ago, I mentioned to the forum that I was having problems with the use of brushes in order to remove dust from negatives, since once in a while a brush produces some scratches to the negative. Now, I am blowing the negatives with a hair dryer, without the heating system. It is a very good way to do this job, and much safer.
    Henry.
     
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    I use canned air, works like a charm, just got to be careful so that it doesn't "spit" on the negs.
     
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    I use a big blower brush, without the brush. I keep it very near the film surface and repeatedly blow with force. Works "a breeze".
     
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    In our school darkroom we kept a large tank of nitrogen. The gas was never as cold as canned air, the gas is harmless and eco-friendly and you don't have lots of little cans around. If you have access to a "B" tank or local welding supply, it may be a reasonable alternative. The blower nozzle was just one made for a compressor. Worked great.