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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    After rinsing I squeegee the prints on a sheet of glass with a print wiper and place them in a tray at different angles [so they do not stick together when I take them out one at a time]. I then take the prints to another room and load them in to the print dryer.

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    Add or use a print roller ...

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    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    The Sponge VS ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    Add or use a print roller ... Steve
    Well now that's an alternative, a break from
    the constant drum of the squeegee.

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    The Sponge VS ...

    A print roller. Now that's an alternative, a break
    from the constant druming of the squeegees.

    For myself the sponge can't be beat. A sponge will
    soak up water, not spread it about. Any flat water
    proof surface will suffice. Also, a sponge will
    draw water from a surface leaving it drier
    to start.

    Photo Grade sponges are available. Household
    sponges work well. For 98 cents what
    have you to loose? Dan

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    What about instead of a sponge using ShamWow?

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    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    What about instead of a sponge using ShamWow? Steve
    Very absorbent. Such a material may find room in some
    darkrooms. A sponge though is easy to grip. Easy
    to squeeze dry. Dan

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    Soak in Pakosol used at print-flattening dilution. Drain. Pat dry with cotton bath towel. Dry with an Arkay drier - usually face-to-canvas but sometimes face-to-ferrotype. Flatten in dry-mount press.

    The Pakosol gives a nice 'hand' to the paper.

    For RC, just pat dry with a towel and leave face up to dry on a new towel.
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    After rinsing, I check for residual hypo, then two mins in hypo clear, and rerinse if necessary. Then its off to a large plate glass for the squeegee. I have used a roller in the past, but now I only use one if I am ferrotyping, that's a must for that. I usually dry on screens, even though I have a print dryer.I own two dryers, one I've had for years, and one brand new in the box that I picked up a couple of years ago, and still havent used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Lindan View Post
    Soak in Pakosol used at print-flattening dilution. Drain. Pat dry with cotton bath towel. Dry with an Arkay drier - usually face-to-canvas but sometimes face-to-ferrotype. Flatten in dry-mount press.

    The Pakosol gives a nice 'hand' to the paper.

    For RC, just pat dry with a towel and leave face up to dry on a new towel.
    I use the sme dryer and I have never been able to face the print towards the ferrotype. How do you do that without the emulsion sticking to it?

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    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Here's a picture of that that wringer thingy I've been using. Good for prints up to 11x14. Made by Falcon Safety Products Inc, Mountainside, NJ.
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    For me, the last steps I take before drying:
    • Selenium Tone 1:19 for archival permanence;
    • Final rinse to remove any excess toner;
    • Sponge dry with a soft sponge;
    • Place image between two pieces of blotting paper to dry naturally.

    Just printed up some fiber based prints and the blotting paper really stopped them from curling badly!

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