Foil envelope in box of Ilford Art 300

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  1. adelorenzo

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    This may be a dumb question but I opened a box of Ilford Art 300 tonight and there was some kind of silver foil envelope in there. It is sealed and if there is anything inside it is pretty flimsy. What is this? Do I need it for anything?
     
  2. Ian Grant

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    Ilford package some stickers in their boxes, maybe it's these, they say the print is a genuine silver gelatin print or something similar .

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    It's actually magic faerie dust, made with the creative juices of 60,000 faeries enslaved in Ilford's basement. You sprinkle it over your paper before exposure and whisper the mantra, "please let this be a good one" as you slide it into the developer...
     
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    some sort of drying agent?
     
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    It's there to protect the paper from Kryptonite.
     
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    Wow you're lucky! It's a ticket to visit Ilford's magical film coating plant.
     
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    A yes indeed it was the stickers. For some reason they need to be kept sealed in a foil bag at all times. Apparently the stickers that tell people your prints are archival are not, themselves, archival. Maybe I need to dunk them in fixer or something.
     
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    And THAT begs an obvious and interesting question, doesn't it...?

    :wink:

    Ken