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    What to do with fogged Polymax Fine Art

    I have a 250 sheet box of badly fogged Kodak Polymax Fine Art paper. Hate to toss it. Any suggestions on getting some positive utility of the paper?

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    I let the kids draw on the back or do POP pictures on the front. Otherwise, if you need some black paper, expose it and develop. Best I can think of. I know it hurts as I've been tossing boxes of very old, fogged paper.

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    Use it to cover the light leaks in your darkroom.

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    If it's so badly fogged it can't even be used with a super-KBr-souped developer, or for lith printing, there isn't really that much to do. You can fix and wash it, then use it for alternative processes. Or burn it and extract the silver from the ashes.
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    Fix it out, wash it and sell it to a diginut for half price.

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    Fix it out, wash it, and print Platinum / Palladium on it. or Expose them all to direct sunlight, develop in Dektol, fix and wallpaper your darkroom with them. Sell them on Ebay as........"I got these from a neighbor who was moving and I don't know what they are. etc. etc." See, there's lots of stuff you can do with those.
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    Try a 1% solution of benzotriazole in your developer.It's available from the Formulary and relatively cheap, iirc. If it's still fogged make photograms or something. Also try toning the prints to mask the fog.
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    POP might work - depends on how even the fogging is, as it would affect the shaded area. Using natural materials like leaves works well.

    Fully fog it and develop it, then use it to 'clean' used selenium toner.
    I feel, therefore I photograph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimgalli
    Sell them on Ebay as........"I got these from a neighbor who was moving and I don't know what they are. etc. etc." See, there's lots of stuff you can do with those.
    Make sure that you take it out of the box and fan it out for a picture so that the buyers can see that it is nice and white for themselves .
    That is called grain. It is supposed to be there.
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    Perhaps you can use the paper for photograms; they've never been fussy.

    Also, an photo/art teacher I know lets his students use old paper in the computer as a sub for inkjet paper.

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