From: epona (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 11/27/02-12:16:41 PM Z
If the paper's ten years old, it has been sitting with the packet of
dessicant for a long time and will need to be rehumidified before you
use it. There should be instructions for that in the package. If not,
you can use the clamshell method. Take a small tray and fill it with
hot water. Then cover that tray with a another tray of the same size.
On the backside of the top tray, you may want to put a sheet of plexi to
protect the back of the paper from whatever residual stuff may be
there. On this, place the sheet of paper. Then, put this sandwich
inside a larger tray, and cover with a tray the same size. So you have
a tiny space that contains a sheet of paper sitting on top of a covered
tray of hot water. Leave this for about five to ten minutes, proabaly
ten since its been so long. Good luck!
Philip willarney wrote:
> At a camera collectors club meeting recently, I
> bought, cheaply, something interesting: a box with a
> couple of hundred sheets of 10-year-old precoated 5x7
> platinum/palladium paper, with dry chemicals
> the Palladio company. I found a website for the
> company at
> I have *NO*IDEA* if the paper will be usable, but
> everything seems to be sealed in the original foil
> bags, so I think there's a chance. I'll haven't done
> much large format yet, so I'll have to take my speed
> graphic out soon and get some decent negatives to try
> contact printing from. Wish me luck!
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