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    Foil envelope in box of Ilford Art 300

    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?

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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...
    testing...

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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.
    I take donations for beer and film​.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by adelorenzo View Post
    For some reason they need to be kept sealed in a foil bag at all times.
    And THAT begs an obvious and interesting question, doesn't it...?



    Ken
    "They are the proof that something was there and no longer is. Like a stain. And the stillness of them is boggling. You can turn away but when you come back they’ll still be there looking at you."

    — Diane Arbus, March 15, 1971, in response to a request for a brief statement about photographs



 

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