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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] @#&$$& Watermarks!!
From: "Henning J. Wulff" <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 20:37:50 -0800
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At 6:11 PM -0500 1/29/01, Martin Howard 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?
>Martin Howard                     | "My movies were the kind they show in
>Visiting Scholar, CSEL, OSU       | prisons and airplanes, because nobody
>email:         | can leave."  -- Burt Reynolds
>www:        +---------------------------------------


You certainly provoked a deluge with this post.

Anyway, my experience is that whether or not you get watermarks under 
certain circumstances depends a lot on the specific details of the 
way you work, your wetting agent and the exact amounts of whatever 
impurities remain in your water. Most of the suggestions will work, 
but not necessarily in your circumstances.

Try them. Eventually they will fade into history; at least until you 
move, and then they might pop up again.

- -- 
    *            Henning J. Wulff
   /|\      Wulff Photography & Design
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