[Alt-photo] Re: wrinkles

Christina Anderson christinazanderson at gmail.com
Mon Aug 12 15:19:37 UTC 2013

I don't think this convo has ever come up on the list before and now I find that multiples have experienced it! I always dry face up for an hour and then put in plastic sleeves so I will continue, but as far as workshops go when you're printing out tricolor negs for all students, that's a lot of counter space. 

The thing I don't understand is yes, the negative may dry differentially, but why permanently, because it would seem once the negative is bone dry after that it should all fall into place. But it doesn't.

Christina Z. Anderson

On Aug 11, 2013, at 8:33 AM, KISS BOB wrote:

>     I discovered when I first started inkjet printing digital negs using Inkpress and Dan Burkholder's template, under the guidance of Eric Nielsen, that there were MANY things that could go wrong with a newly printed negative; scratches, smudges, water spots from a splash on the other side of the darkroom, etc.  So I adjusted my workflow to have the Frotoshopped template(s) waiting on my computer to be printed at the end of the workday.  I then hung them up to dry overnight.  Suddenly all problems disappeared!
>     I store my diginegs in those very thin clear archival envelopes...sorry, can't recall the name; " Crystal Clear-sometning"...and have never had a wrinkling problem but, again, I do this after an 8 to 12 hour drying time over night.  Your work flow in your studio or at a university might not allow this so the hair dryer might be your best bet but, by all means, make sure the neg is bone dry before putting it anywhere.  And I never use paper, glassine, or anything other than these crystal clear envelopes to protect my negs.
>     Let me know what you do from here...
>                CHEERS!
>                     BOB
> On Sun, 11 Aug 2013 08:12:52 -0600
> Christina Anderson <christinazanderson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Ok then that's that! Inkpress is fine; interleaving sheets are out. Thanks for answering so quickly! It's always something...
>> Chris
>> Christina Z. Anderson
>> christinaZanderson.com
>> On Aug 10, 2013, at 4:22 PM, Denny wrote:
>>> I've experienced this with Pictorico stored between sheets of glassine.
>>> Stopped using glassine and the problem went away.
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> Christina Anderson
>>> I encountered this "event" the first time ever while teaching a workshop at
>>> the Formulary this past week. I noticed on one student's prints these weird
>>> wavy lines that looked like when you expose paper while still damp and it
>>> unevenly is in contact with the negative. But that wasn't it. Finally a
>>> student was smart enough to discover the issue (not me!). The tissue sheets
>>> between pieces of inkpress were wrinkled, and so apparently when the
>>> negative was fresh from the printer and placed in between these, using them
>>> as interleaving sheets, the interleaving sheets puckered with the mild bit
>>> of moisture and then in turn produced uneven dry marks on the negatives. The
>>> following day I used a blow dryer on one sheet and it seemed to alleviate
>>> some of the marks but not quite.
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