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    Quote Originally Posted by jp80874 View Post
    What about it was unusable? What problems did you encounter?

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    John Powers
    The problems were poor dmax, also it had a kind of white speckling as if the sensitiser was not being absorbed properly, this was with and without the use of tween.
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    I had that white speckling problem with a few sheets I had bought of Platine. I'd never used it before and always heard it was problematic. I received several bits of advice from different people and made good prints on by doing ALL the suggestions together. They went as follows:
    1) prebrush the paper with distilled water
    2) brush coat (I was using a rod)
    3) use PO developer at 150º F.
    4) let the paper develop for at least 5 minutes (during that time I saw a few white spots and they disappeared)

    Maybe just one of those steps did the trick, but I was getting frustrated and wanted to see a good print on Platine. At that time I was a Crane's user. I'm hoping it will come back. The prints i made were quite good.

    Do you do anything special when using that paper as a rule?

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    I print Pt/Pt on Arches Platine for more than 15 years now and it's a very good paper BUT it needs:
    - some warmth (at least and if possible over 20°C)
    - a very good humidity level (over 50%)
    if you can't have both print on a different paper.

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    Sounds like summer would be ideal. When it returns, I'll give it a try. It certainly is a beautiful paper and I've seen excellent prints on it.

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