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    I hang my 9x12 cm from the same clips I use for roll film -- magnetic document clips I got at an office supply store, 2-pack for under a dollar. I clip the corner of the film outside the image area and hang the sheets from the head of a torchiere lamp (handy steel surface to take the magnets), emulsion side underneath. With my final rinse in PhotoFlo mixed with distilled water, I get very nice, spot-free negatives and very little if any dust, even though this is in a carpeted room open to household air circulation.
    Photography has always fascinated me -- as a child, simply for the magic of capturing an image onto glossy paper with a little box, but as an adult because of the unique juxtaposition of science and art -- the physics of optics, the mechanics of the camera, the chemistry of film and developer, alongside the art in seeing, composing, exposing, processing and printing.

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    Use 25ml of isopropyl alcohol per liter of distilled water, along with half the amount of photo-Flo for a final wash for about 1 min. Use a stronger percent of alcohol than the standard off the shelf rubbing alcohol, canít remember the %, maybe 70? Hang in the shower from a corner as others have done. I always turn on the shower for a little while to bring the humidity up and knock the dust down. Take a small towel and just dab the large bubble of water on the bottom corner. Cleanest negatives I have ever had!
    When I had a nice drying cabinet I always put a tray of water in the bottom for a couple hours before a session, and sprayed the inside with a water bottle to also bring the humidity up. I always had problems if I tried to dry too fast with heat.
    Regards, Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by djolicoeur
    Use 25ml of isopropyl alcohol per liter of distilled water, along with half the amount of photo-Flo for a final wash for about 1 min. Use a stronger percent of alcohol than the standard off the shelf rubbing alcohol, canít remember the %, maybe 70?
    I use the same as Dan mentioned above except after washing I hang my negs in metal hangers (that I have from when I did the dip method of developing). Then I spray them with the solution of isopropyl alcohol, distilled water and photo-Flo. I just use a cheap spray bottle from the dollar store and give then a really good soaking - no more water stains

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