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    $%#^%!!!! Stupid Thing I Did This Weekend

    Was I really stupid enough to open a box of unexposed color paper and look inside?

    YES

    I mistook it for one I had filled with finished prints

    $%^%@&%!!!!!!

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    The black plastic on Kodak paper will protect it, presuming you didn't open the plastic bag as well.

    When I put prints in a box, I make sure I don't use the bag.

    PE

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    FWIW, we've all done it :-(

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    Ouch! I did that recently with some Ilford MG- it's a cold, sinking feeling at the moment of realization.

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    you aren't alone


    Put it on ebay -- everyone else does.

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    Well at least I still have a nice box and a black plastic bag *

    effin effin eff






    * useful for traveling by air with medium format film, btw -- the TSA like to cut open all the little foil pouches provided by Kodak and Ilford. So I open them in advance and put the rolls in black plastic bag. Makes it easier for TSA to inspect without TOO much undue exposure.

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    I only had to do this once to decide to start labeling the outside of of my paper boxes. (still, I shouldn't put my sorted prints/art papers etc. on the same shelf as my fresh paper... it's inviting disaster)
    Tom, on Point Pelee, Canada

    Ansel Adams had the Zone System... I'm working on the points system. First I points it here, and then I points it there...

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    I did the opposite recently, I have a brovira box that had I carefully taped shut some time ago, moved a few times, and now that I have a darkroom, felt ready to try it out and see if was still good.
    I opened the box in the dark and found it full of old prints instead of unexposed/unprocessed paper.

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    I've had that happen but it only ruins the first few sheets and halos the edge of most a tiny bit. Otherwise useable. Paper doesn't transmit light so well as film base.
    Gary Beasley

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    I have to assume that you opened the black bag.

    Well, here is some good news. The paper is packed so tightly that if the package were full, there would probably only be 2 - 4 sheets at each end of the package that was fully fogged. The rest would only have edge fog, and that would be light and sometimes might only be along one edge.

    Good luck.

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