Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] @#&$$& Watermarks!!
From: Johnny Deadman <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 19:27:59 -0500

on 1/29/01 6:11 PM, Martin Howard at wrote:

> I'm sick and **** tired of watermarks on my negs.  I use a condenser
> enlarger and the crap just shows up in every print.  AFAIK, I'm using every
> trick in the book when I process my film:
> 1: All solutions are mixed with distilled water
> 2: Final rinse wash in in distilled water
> 3: Small amount of PhotoFlo added to final wash
> 4: Negs hung up to dry, not squegeed
> How do I avoid getting the damn things on my negs in the future?

use less photoflo (a LOT less)
two drops per liter is fine
save your distilled water for the rinse!

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Johnny Deadman