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    I use one of the cheap paper cutters that have the sliding blade. I bought it at Target for $15 and started using for photo paper because it was better than scissors, and it still works pretty well, although I need to get a new blade for it.
    f/22 and be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Can't see why, it's the same emulsion on the surface.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Layne View Post
    Ctein explains-in about 12 pages
    Is there a single page version for dummies?

    And what about Cibachrome prints on a polyester (Mylar) base without any paper at all? They are supposed to have a really long life.


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    Early RC paper suffered from contaminants already in the paper that leached through to the image and reacted with atmospheric sulphur resulting in bronzing and other problems. Modern RC paper has been buffered against this problem and according to Ilford/Harman will last as long as fibre paper. Any print without archival toning exposed to direct sunlight will show fading (RC or fibre) fairly quickly - that's why you should not display prints where they will get sun-struck (and why the AA at 100 touring exhibition displayed the prints in lighting more reminiscent of an unlit coal mine at midnight when it came to London...). The complaints made against RC paper longevity is 20+ years out of date.

    IIRC, the long life of Chibas is mainly due to the longevity of the dyes used to create the image.

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    Excellent answer!

    I have often wondered if it would be feasible to coat ordinary black and white 'paper' emulsion onto white polyester.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Layne View Post
    Take them out of dark storage and display them for a year then assess them, you may see a big difference.
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    Your assuming that they were not displayed, some of them were, I had about 5 prints hanging on a wall for 10 years, and there was no real difference.
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    cut the paper before or after it doesn't really matter.
    get yourself either a piece of plexiglass or glass
    and a windshield wiper and squeegee the water off
    your prints. hang them with clothespins
    ( it doesn't have to be reversed like ansel adams used to do )
    any old clothes pin will do .. and hang it on a string by its corner to dry.

    you can make a drying rack easily, 4 pieces of lathe from a lumber shop
    and a staple gun to make a rectangle .. then get some screen, and staple that to
    the square.

    if you dry them on a screen - face up for rc prints, face down for fb...

    have fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    get yourself either a piece of plexiglass or glass
    and a windshield wiper and squeegee the water off
    your prints.
    Any flat clean surface will do if a sponge is used.
    RC prints can be left on edge to dry. They will dry
    fast. Why people go to such lengths? Dan

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