From: Thor Bols (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 05/02/00-10:16:41 PM Z
"I discarded it (directly into Farmer Brown's well)"
Is this supposed to be funny? A little tongue-in-cheek humour? C'mon.
Judy, don't you ever tire of being such a sanctimonious boor? This woman
Linda came into this list with some valid concerns. Everything from the
MSDS, to Farbers book on Alt Process, to the people at Photographer's
Formulary, to the US (and other) governments warn of the dangers of
dichromates. How do you react: by gleefully reiterating that you are above
the law. Now that she's been lectured by everyone on her supposed paranoid,
irrational, and misplaced concerns, you start poking her with a stick.
I'm not going to put a whole lot of effort into it, but if, by chance you
ARE visited by a representative of the EPA, well you can thank me!
On Tue, 2 May 2000, Eric Neilsen wrote:
>...the Ware/Malde process does not REQUIRE the dry and rehumidify. It
>does show how the humidity will affect color and speed of the print. Ware
>also provides, through that paper, specific color that can be achieved by
>I think that we can all agree that the eye can judge whether a print has a
>desired look. If one can get that color by simply drying a coating with
>cool air and quickly printing, or by drying and rehumidify, each method can
>work well. I see an advantage in slowly adding humidity, 30 minutes or so.
>In that, one should be able to achieve a more even humidity level
>the paper. I have seen this as one fall back in Zia type print from reports
>on this list.
But a propos of hair dryer drying and SAFETY -- I've read one shouldn't
hair dryer pt-pd because chunks of metal could flake off and float into
your respiratory tract... Seemed far fetched to me, but it's said.
Also, apropos of the ferric oxalate tests -- some years ago when i had a
short spell of kallitype & pt-pd, I used the k ferricyanide test on my B&S
ferric oxalate. It turned blue, & I discarded it (directly into Farmer
Brown's well) and ordered some more. I mentioned this to Melody on the
telephone & she told me "that potassium ferricyanide test doesn't work
with the Bostick & Sullivan ferric oxalate." Which is to say, it was
apparently still good.
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