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Re: preservation of negatives/slides/prints

Some years ago one of the inventors of the inkjet process discussed how to prevent mold in the preservation of slides and negatives. It was successful when they were stored in the freezer. Think about it. Everything dies or held in suspension in the sub zero cold.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Gawain Weaver" <gawain.weaver@gmail.com>
To: <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 10:39 AM
Subject: RE: preservation of negatives/slides/prints

I agree completely agree Ryuji, and was about to add something to that
effect. It is difficult and even misleading to try to explain as I did the
best care of a wide variety of photographic materials. Color, film base, and
black and white prints all have slightly different weaknesses, and they
really need to be addressed individually to do them justice. Silver gelatin
materials do have a particular weakness to peroxides and other oxidizing
chemicals that is not seen so much with color. But back to alt photo!


Ryuji wrote:

Another thing is that it is very misleading to describe one variable as
"the most important factor" etc. here.

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