[alt-photo] Re: Evil Black Spots on Arches Platine
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Mon Aug 16 16:32:52 GMT 2010
Judy is very right!
On Aug 16, 2010, at 10:43 AM, Judy Seigel wrote:
> 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
>> or platinum and see if the problem persists on the same batch of
>> 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
>>> Bergger COT-320 seems to be impossible to find. Prefer something
>>> 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.
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