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    Spot before ar after drymounting?

    Can spotting be done before dry-mounting an FB print? Is there a logical sequence?

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    Don't know if it makes a difference, but I spot before. I think mounting the print then spotting makes the print harder to handle. I don't think heat will effect spotting dyes.

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    I actually spot before developing the image.... (just kidding)

    I also spot first. If I mess it up, I'm not wasting an expensive backing paper. Heat does not affect spotting dyes. Also, smaller size of paper helps me handle it better. I wear a white dust free cotton gloves while doing this, so that I don't contaminate the print. Works for me.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    the gelatin will absorb the dyes better before hot mounting. But you can do both

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    I spot (when I absolutely have to) before dry mounting. If I screw up the print it's easy enough to do another one, but if it's mounted then I'm not only out a print but I've pretty much hosed a mat board too.

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    Since I started using a glass carrier (thanks to Mr. Carnie ) I'm finding that spotting is pretty much a necessity no matter how careful I am. I think your suggestions are very reasonable (i.e., spotting before mounting) for all the reasons stated. Off to learn how to do it well.....



 

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