Blotters

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by rogueish, Aug 8, 2004.

  1. rogueish

    rogueish Member

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    Does anyone know how long a book of blotter paper lasts? Does anyone know how to remove Blotter paper lint off a print? :mad: (Ilford MGF.5k matt paper)
     
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    I used blotters for a while with good results. A few layers between the prints allow for even drying and flat prints _BUT_ I found that I had to move the damp prints to fresh, dry blotters at least once during the drying process. The one time I didn't it was a lint nightmare. I just re-soaked the prints in water with a bit of Photo-Flo and saved the prints but never used blotters again. Too much hassle. Now I just hang them until dry and give them several seconds in the dry mounting press. Fast, Easy and the results are always perfect.
     
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    The waxy sheet in between the blotter books make good dry-mount "release" paper. 'bout all blotter books are good for, IMHO.

    Matt
     
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    I guess that's what I get for not asking sooner :rolleyes: . Looks like motivation for making those drying screen...
    Thanks Flotsam for the tip on the bit of photo-flo in the re-soak.