Re: Removing Cyanotype Solution from a Stouffer Wedge

From: Michael Koch-Schulte ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 02/25/05-12:21:44 AM Z
Message-id: <004b01c51b02$473705c0$7600a8c0@Sweetwood>

Sistan. No.
Sodium Bi Carb. Nothing.
Borax. Nope.
Ammonia. No.
CLR. (Rust remover). Not really. Something fizzed but it may have been
finger grease....hmmm.
Bleach. Yes, but also bleached the Stouffer wedge to death. RIP.

Looking for his credit card...(actually I have a spare wedge).

~m

----- Original Message -----
From: "Judy Seigel" <jseigel@panix.com>
To: <alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca>
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 2:18 AM
Subject: RE: Removing Cyanotype Solution from a Stouffer Wedge

>
>
> On Tue, 22 Feb 2005, Robert W. Schramm wrote:
>
> > Try an alkali. Soak in sodium bicarbonate solution. If vthat doesn't
work.
> > try something stronger.
>
> There are probably a number of cyanotype bleaches in the kitchen or
> laundry-- ammonia, sodium carbonate, and /or borax. But after it bleaches
> you probably need to really wash it well -- otherwise I've seen the stain
> reappear. On the 3rd hand... what is the black in the Stouffer 21-step
> made of? I dimly recall reading somewhere that it's NOT silver... If it's
> not, the usual alkali bleach might not work (?),
>
> Judy
>
> >
> > Bob Schramm
> >
> >
> >
> > &gt;From: Michael Koch-Schulte &lt;mkochsch@shaw.ca&gt;
> > &gt;Reply-To: alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca
> > &gt;To: alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca
> > &gt;Subject: Removing Cyanotype Solution from a Stouffer Wedge
> > &gt;Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 16:29:40 -0600
> > &gt;
> > &gt;My cyanotype II solution was a wee bit too wet when I sandwiched my
> > Stouffer
> > &gt;21-T wedge onto it. Now my wedge has dots of blue cyano all over one
end
> > of
> > &gt;it! I tried soaking it in Sistan to remove it. No dice. What else
could I
> > &gt;use? Thx.
> > &gt;
> >
> >
Received on Fri Feb 25 00:22:03 2005

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