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Re: wet strength was Re: Paper for Pt/Pd

Jess Hardcastle had a neat way of handling this.  As I do, he uses plastic trays for development, etc, like sweater boxes from Target. They are very cheap, come in different sizes, have higher sides than regular trays (prevents spillage (not to be confused with "shrinkage")), and they have lids to prevent evaporation.  What Jess does, is get an extra box/tray and cuts drain holes in the bottom.  Then he places the exposed print in the bottom of this tray and then puts the tray in the development tray, when done, the holy tray lifts the print out and on to the next bath.  Since the transfer tray is the same size and shape as the other trays, it fits snugly inside the others and the liquids are easily available to the print.

Best Wishes,

Mark Nelson
On Sep 19, 2008, at 2:27:50 AM, "Loris Medici" <mail@loris.medici.name> wrote:
From:"Loris Medici" <mail@loris.medici.name>
Subject:Re: wet strength was Re: Paper for Pt/Pd
Date:September 19, 2008 2:27:50 AM CDT
This is a very nice suggestion / advice! Will keep that in mind for PIA
thin papers & large print sizes. Thanks!

(This is better than using a plexi support sheet.)


19 Eylül 2008, Cuma, 3:30 am tarihinde, Judy Seigel yazmış:
> ...
> Go to hardware store and buy a piece of window screen material (as I
> recall it was vinyl, tho any synthetic -- not metal -- should do) as wide
> as your tray and enough longer so that it will stick out left and right.
> (Or trim to size.)
> Lay it in the tray with both left and right ends sticking out for handles.
> Pour in solution, add paper... which will, when wet, cling to the lifted
> screen, with no effort on your part, so you can drain, or move, or
> dunk, or whatever, by lifting the screen from one or both ends.
> Just don't let the paper dry on the screen, which would (I assume) leave a
> pattern. Otherwise foolproof (IME).