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From: davidhatton ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/12/05-06:17:00 AM Z
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Hi Scott,

I had a similar problem with Potted Dich. Same circumstances (brown
bottle etc..). My sensitiser became almost useless and a very dark
browny colour. I think in my case it was the heat of the summer causing
decomposition not light. Mixed some new and 'voila' no further problems.


David H.

Weber, Scott wrote:
> I have 16oz of Van Dyke sensitizer stored in a brown glass container since
> January. When I coated paper yesterday and made some exposures they look
> very dark and "muddy" (unsharp, unclear). Has this solution gone bad? I
> read an article by Wynn White where says he uses solutions that are a year
> old. Any experience with solutions stored for a length of time?
> Same paper, light source etc. Maybe I should start with fresh sensitizer.
> Scott B. Weber
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