No doubt that insufficient clearing is a much bigger problem than bleaching from HCA.

And there is also no doubt that it is paper dependent. Doubters should try clearing double-coated Rives BFK sometime!

Your point is correct - you just have to keep an eye on things and check clearing occasionally by masking your borders (or some area on the coated area of your print) I have seen a number of prints with 'show the brushstrokes' borders that probably are not completely cleared.



Quote Originally Posted by Kerik
Problem is, this isn't easily defined since it will be different for different papers and for different temps, etc. Too little clearing will be worse in the long run. I've never noticed any bleaching from HCA, although I've never left a print in for 30+ minutes. No one ever calls me...