bumps in fiber print from water

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Jon Shiu, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. Jon Shiu

    Jon Shiu Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,814
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2003
    Location:
    Elk, Califor
    Shooter:
    Plastic Cameras
    Hi, a friend has some prints that she is trying to save. She forgot to squeegee off the water drops before laying them on drying screens and they caused the emulsion to make a lot of bumps. In the past when I have tried to press prints such as these in a dry mount press, the bumps have always come back. Is there some sort of trick like soaking in hot water, or steam that would fix these?

    Jon
     
  2. Alex Hawley

    Alex Hawley Member

    Messages:
    2,894
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2003
    Location:
    Kansas, USA
    Shooter:
    Large Format
    I haven't had the problem yet but if I did, I would try soaking them again, making sure they are fully soaked, then squeeging and drying again.
     
  3. Bob Carnie

    Bob Carnie Subscriber

    Messages:
    5,416
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2004
    Location:
    Toronto-Onta
    Shooter:
    Med. Format RF
    I agree with Alex, sometimes you will get lucky and the bumps will go away. Sometimes the print gets ripped up and into the garbage

     
  4. Jon Shiu

    Jon Shiu Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,814
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2003
    Location:
    Elk, Califor
    Shooter:
    Plastic Cameras
    Thanks guys! She soaked the print in warm water and when it dried all the bumps disappeared.

    Jon