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Re: Cot 320

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  • Subject: Re: Cot 320
  • From: Jeremy Moore <jeremydmoore@gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 13:48:26 -0500
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Yes, I recently noticed this, too on the 16x20 sheets I was printing
on. I was also surprised to get some black spots which only appeared
upon development. Switched to a new brush, mixed up new chemicals,
changed trays... same problem.


On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 1:33 PM,  <Ender100@aol.com> wrote:
> Diana,
>  I also noticed the graininess—especially in the pure blacks.  It was more
> pronounced where the coating was thinner along the edges of the paper.
> Best Wishes,
>  Mark Nelson
>  Precision Digital Negatives
>  PDNPrint Forum @ Yahoo Groups
>  Mark I. Nelson Photography
>  In a message dated 4/24/08 1:28:48 PM, dhbloomfield@bellsouth.net writes:
> Hi Mark,
>  Yes,  I was just printing with some COT320 paper last week, and I wondered
> if they-- like everybody else-- had somehow changed the make-up of the
> paper.  I usually order it from 2 different places-- depending on who has
> it-- although it should all originate from the same central place (right?)--
> but, yes, I did notice a difference.  I have some bigger paper that I
> haven't opened and was going to try that today to see if there was a
> difference.  I was using a batch of 11x14 before.  I had to keep brushing
> over the same spots to get over the beading/  I also noticed that  I was
> getting this grainy look which I had never before seen with that paper.  I
> switched to a brand new brush, a brand new tray, and I even made up some new
> developer-- wondering if one or the other had been contaminated in some way.
> I was also using negatives I'd used before-- with no problem-- and still, I
> got this graininess.  I'm hoping that doesn't happen with this different
> size-- and was thinking I just got  bad batch or something-- who knows.  I
> do wish paper/film manufacturers would simply leave a good thing alone.  Too
> much to ask, I guess.
>  Diana
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