Quote Originally Posted by buggy
I have seen many good prints and I especially like it when the image has somewhat of a border around the image with some brush marks. I was wondering how you guys mark the paper to coat. Do you put a pencil mark at each corner of the negative? Do you mask off an area and coat everything inside the mask? Do you pencil mark the edges of the paper?

Any good suggestions?

I mask off the area to be coated with 3" wide paper painter's tape. The tape realeases easily from the paper after the coating is brushed on.

I mask my negatives in such a way that a black border (or one the same color as the shadows of the print) about 0.2" wide is printed around the edges of the print.