From: shannon stoney (email@example.com)
Date: 03/28/02-06:54:18 AM Z
>If the prints were developed, cleared and fixed carrying them
>through sunlight should not cause fogging. Once the ferrous iron has
>been removed and the silver nitrate fixed there should not be
>anything light sensitive left in the paper. Same goes for drying
>them on the porch.
That's what I thought, but then I reread Christopher James' book--the
section about kallitypes--and in there he says that they should be
dried in the dark.
>It sounds like you may not have cleared the prints enough by the
>remark that it looks like "staining from the dark areas bleeding
>into the print."
>However, there is so much left unsaid about your working procedures
>that I would need to know to provide more useful information to you.
OK, here's my proceedure: 2 minutes development in ammonium citrate,
a minute in water, four minutes in EDTA, one minute in fix, one
minute in half strength hypo clear, fifteen minute wash.
Maybe I need another minute in the EDTA?
>About the EDTA, what size were the prints you cleared. 7 prints of
>8X10 size or smaller should not exhaust a liter of EDTA.
The coated area is about five by seven probably. The image area is 4x5.
But some solutions don't seem to have a long shelf life, regardless
of how many prints have been through them.
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