How to keep instant prints from sticking together?

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  1. wildbill

    wildbill Member

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    I've been shooting lots of fuji fp-100c in both medium and 4x5 sizes. I like to shoot and move on but i have to wait for the print to dry. This can take a long time and if it's humid, they'll stick to anything resulting in a damaged finish. Anyone have a solution for this? Is there a folder with envelopes made for this?
     
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    I cut a stapled together a few sheets of wax paper which I keep as a little booklet under the spring of the front cover of my Polaroid 360 camera.
     
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    When i used to work in a studio, we would steel a hair dryer from the stylist and lightly dry them.
    It took a minute or so on the light setting. I still have many of the polaroid from years ago with no visible deterioration.
     
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    Thanks folks. I've made a wax paper folder and I'll try it out next time i shoot.
    I like the hair dryer idea but I don't have enough extension cords to reach from my place to most of the landscapes i shoot. :smile:

    vinny
     
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    If you are within walking distance of your vehicle, just put them in the back seat, and they will dry fairly fast, while you go about shooting another shot.
     
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    Wax paper is a good idea.

    Also, one of those accordion coupon holders would be a good idea as well.
     
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    I use a Moleskin.
     
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    Well, i tried the wax paper thing and it appeared to work fine. The prints sat out a while before I added them to the wax paper booklet. I got home and removed the prints to find it dulls the finish in patches. I'll try something else.