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    HEPA filter and bunny suit.

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    I hate spotting

    Quote Originally Posted by paulie View Post
    practice at spotting prints, and use correct print viewing distance ;0)
    As your mom said..Don't spot your prints too much because can make you blind

    I prefer to clean that spot.

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    I'm moving to a new house and I'm going to attack this problem holistically (sp?). I really hate dust. I think if you don't want dust on your contact print you should focus on keeping it out of your house first. That means, making sure you have a clean furnace filter, keeping your house at the proper humidity, getting your ducts very clean on a regular basis. Keeping your house vacuumed and dusted regularly. And keeping an air clener/purifier running locally in your darkroom. Then, running through your darkroom with a slightly damp rag prior to your session and finally keeping an anti-static brush (I use the same kind to clean my records) and a can of compressed air handy should do the trick.

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    Do you make house calls?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
    HEPA filter and bunny suit.
    And a class-10 laminar airflow cleanroom!

    ~Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by pawlowski6132 View Post
    I'm moving to a new house...That means, making sure you have a clean furnace filter, keeping your house at the proper humidity, getting your ducts very clean on a regular basis...
    I you really hated dust, you'd ensure that the new house had hydronic radiant heat instead of a furnasty. No ducts, no moving air currents from baseboard convectors, no dust.

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    I am with Rick: the smallest HEPA air cleaner that I could find for my small darkroom, leave it running 24/7. Always keep the darkroom door closed. An anti-static brush and a small air compressor set a very low pressure to move any specks of dust that might still be around. I almost never have to spot prints.


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