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    Ektalure Shelf Life

    Recently acquired a couple packages of the fabled Kodak Ektalure. One package is dated 01/87, the other one is 03/80. Any chance the paper will still be alive? Think its been stored at room temperature, no refrigeration.
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    Have from early and later 70's never cold-stored and has no fog at all. Much better than other papers I have that are slower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Hawley View Post
    Recently acquired a couple packages of the fabled Kodak Ektalure. One package is dated 01/87, the other one is 03/80. Any chance the paper will still be alive? Think its been stored at room temperature, no refrigeration.
    I'll bet it's still good.
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    If it has "some" age fog, you can still salvage it by using Anti-fog (Benzotriazole) in your developer. Edwal Liquid Orthazite is another name for this restrainer.

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    IT WORKED!!!

    Dang, if it didn't work and work well!

    I used the 1980 package, which had been opened, and was wrapped in the old-style paper packaging material. The paper worked perfectly. No fog, speed was about equal to current fresh papers. Developed in PF 130, 1:2. Remarkable!
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    Hmmm ... I found three unopened 10 sheet packs of 11x14 Kodak (various "poly"s) yesterday, and almost threw them out. No idea how old they are, except they are probably from the 1990s. I guess I can at least try them.

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    Hey David, thanks for reminding me something. I went ahead and posted my Ektalure test print and dedicated it to the Texas Church Gang. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PHOTOTONE View Post
    If it has "some" age fog, you can still salvage it by using Anti-fog (Benzotriazole) in your developer. Edwal Liquid Orthazite is another name for this restrainer.

    One problem with using that is that it will tend to go more neutral/cold and take away some of the warmth of the paper.



 

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