ok to speed up my work flow in the lab i dry my fiber base test strips in the microwave so i can see the dry down in a few seconds rather than have to wait ages. well today i decided something irregular I was drying down some Ilford Silk fiber base paper and i meant to type 30 seconds but i typed 3 minutes....the phone rang....test strip was microwaving and i didn't stop it.
when i got to the microwave the test strip was buckled and when i removed it i made a discovery the coating had separated form the paper.I now had a loose image which i could flex and crumple.
So I decided to check out if this was a one off or repeatable so i did it again, Same result. So I printed a whole 8x10" sheet and microwaved it for 8 minutes. same result. the whole 8x10 coating separated.
Im not sure if other Fiber coatings do this, or weather resin also does it. but for now that something i thought i would post as i found it interesting and this may creative application. also i noticed the coating is now translucent.