Floating prints

Discussion in 'Enlarging' started by DAK, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. DAK

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    I use a supposedly archival print washer that holds the prints vertically. After about 45 minutes of washing, the prints float to the top of the water. Is that a significant event? Thanks for whatever help you can give me.

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    It's due to dissolved gas in the water collecting on the prints. I have a washer that does the same thing. To avoid it, I periodically give the prints shake to shake off the bubbles.
     
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    I give mine a 180 degree turn half way through the wash. Maybe that would do the trick for you..?

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    Just noticed you're a subscriber and that was your first post...welcome aboard APUG from BC's north coast :smile:

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    Thanks for the quick response. I am happy to say I had come to the same conclusion about aerated water causing the float. I just gave them a shake. And thank you Murray for the welcome. Now I have to get up courage to post a print, if I can figure out how.

    Dave