Heat drying seems to result in the loss of one grade of contrast. Also a hair dryer may spread little flakes of stuff that you shouldn't be breathing around the room.|
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Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2008 13:15:11 +1000
Subject: Re: Print Dryers
Does the heat drying of sensitised (Australian spelling) papers result, in your opinion, in one grade more or less contrast? I use a hair dryer, as Dan mentioned he grew sick of but have not been made aware by any of my lessons in and reading of the Pt/Pd process about an effect on contrast.
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2008/7/12 Dan Burkholder <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> The print dryer that Jon Edwards sells (www.eepjon.com) uses a gentle and
> controllable heat that circulates over the prints. I use it to dry coated
> prints but and wouldn't use it for drying washed prints given its
> contamination with coating dust and such but there no reason it wouldn't
> make a swell dryer for washed prints if you used it for just that task. The
> dryer I have is actually his prototype and it has been working wonderfully
> for about 12 years. I sure don't miss waving a hair dryer back and forth all
> day long. ;^)
> Hope this helps,
> On Jul 11, 2008, at 8:49 PM, Schuyler Grace wrote:
> Is anyone on the list using a heated print dryer (Premier or Arkay, for
> example) to dry Pt/Pd or other alt prints? I was considering buying one to
> replace and/or augment air drying on screens, but I leery of anything that
> uses heat on a print, dry mount presses included.