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Re: Artists' tape


Yes, I am sure that my clearing is perfect with my workflow, although I think it may be a good idea to dbl check when getting new batches of paper...


----- Original Message ----- From: "Loris Medici" <mail@loris.medici.name>
To: <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 10:21 AM
Subject: Re: Artists' tape

I do exactly as you do! Yes, that's not elegant but works well enough. On
the other hand, coating a slightly larger area and then masking it with
rubylith (or with a white border in the digital positive file) is a better
practice to be sure that your processing (development and more importantly
clearing) is good enough. Could be omitted, if you're absolutely sure
about your processing. But it's always better to be on the safe side...
(Reminding that I also do as you do -> but with a weird feeling in my
stomach ;)


16 Nisan 2009, Perşembe, 5:59 pm tarihinde, Paul Viapiano yazmış:
Morning everyone...

I use 3m blue low-tack painter's tape...and here's what I do. I pull off a
piece and stick it on my clothes (clean, of course, no pet hairs) a few
times. It's ready to go and will pull off cleanly. I use it for a lot of
things in the darkroom, but esp like it for delineating the edges of pt/pd
prints before coating. Perfectly clean edge lines...and after the coating
dries it comes right off, slap your neg on, another tiny piece or two to
hold the paper with the neg, and voila! No more messing around with
rubylith...I love the stuff!