1034Re: [genphoto] Re: Digital Negatives
- Sep 1, 2001"Adam Bancroft" <bancroft070860@...> wrote:
> Now for a question ...It has been too long since I have been in a darkroom to give
specific answers, but I can give som general recommendations.
> What is a good archival quality photo paper?I cannot suggest specific brands; there is probably not much
difference between them as far as archival quality, anyway,
assuming you are not using some fly-by-night, bargain brand.
Definitely use fiber-base paper, not RC. The longevity of RC
paper is significantly less than fiber.
> Anything I should knowStop using your chemicals, especially fixer, well before
> about processing for archiving?
exaustion. As fixer approaches exaustion, the by-products
become increasingly difficult to remove from the paper.
Wash very thouroughly. A wash aid, such as Kodak Hypo-eliminator
is very helpful. If you are really serious about archival
quality, there is a solution that you can use to test whether
your prints are adequately washed. You put a drop of this on
the white border of a print, or on a blank sheet of paper
processed with your prints if the borders are not wide enough
to avoid getting the solution on the image. If there is any
discoloration, the prints are not adequately washed.
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