[alt-photo] Re: Evil Black Spots on Arches Platine

Judy Seigel jseigel at panix.com
Mon Aug 16 15:43:34 GMT 2010

I hesitate to mention this since I have virtually no experience with the 
media or paper at issue... But for what it's worth I've found that a sharp 
single-edged razor blade, a head-set magnifyer (lenses over both eyes, 
fitting over your everyday glasses), a very good light, and of course 
gentle touch & patience, can perform near-miracles in removing blemishes 
-- tho obviously depending on the nature and number of your spots... In 
any event, good luck.....


On Mon, 16 Aug 2010, francis schanberger wrote:

> Try another lot (different bottle if buying premixed sol. #3) of palladium
> or platinum and see if the problem persists on the same batch of paper.
> -francis
> On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 10:44 PM, D. Mark Andrews <mark at dragonbones.com>wrote:
>> So I've been trying to print a set of exhibition prints this past two weeks
>> and I'm at my wits end. Over half the sheets of Arches Platine are printing
>> with evil black spots. I've seen this before, but have never had this much
>> trouble. I'm told/read this is batch dependent, but a bit fearful of buying
>> another batch just to have the same problem. What a waste!
>> I really love this paper but feel at this point that I have to switch to
>> another. Any ideas? I'm printing 8x10 prints on 11x14 sheets of paper.
>> Bergger COT-320 seems to be impossible to find. Prefer something white/cool
>> in color. Fabriano Artistico and Rives BFK are a possibility, but not crazy
>> about them.
>> Has anyone tried Somerset satin? I think I have some on hand to test. It's
>> supposed to be ph neutral.
>> Mark
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