[Alt-photo] help I've got black plague :(

bobkiss caribsurf.com bobkiss at caribsurf.com
Sun Sep 17 21:56:40 UTC 2017

What paper(s) are you using?

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Thanks Rob- I'll definitely check the rim for particles. Of all the chems on the table the ferric is the only one I haven't replaced super recently. It shouldn't be old enough to cause a problem but you never know. 

Thanks :)

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> On Sep 17, 2017, at 5:24 PM, Robert Krawiec  wrote:
> How old is your oxalate? I had a similar issue a while back and I found fresh oxalate fixed things. You may also want to wipe the top of your oxalate bottle to get rid of any crystals that may have formed.
> Good luck!
> Rob
> On Sunday, September 17, 2017 2:55 PM, Denny via Alt-photo-process-list altphotolist.org> wrote:
> Anne, it sounds like you covered all of the usual suspects.  Do you wash
> your brushes well immediately after each use? Is the chemistry old?  I've
> seen Pt and Pd with precipitates that cause spots (a remedy is 0.2u syringe
> filtration). What paper are you using?  Could be another bad batch?
> Denny
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> Anne Chansonette via Alt-photo-process-list
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> Subject: [Alt-photo] help I've got black plague :(
> Hey there list,
>     I have followed many discussions about "measles" and "black plague" in
> platinum and palladium printing here, but I have never experienced it until
> now. Suddenly I am getting measles and I have tried everything I can think
> of, but am still getting tiny black spots on every single Pt/Pd print. Of
> course, this is happening when I am up against a deadline printing for a
> show. I've replaced chemistry, brushes, and paper and don't know what else
> to do. I have some high key images in the bunch and there is no hiding them.
> Any further suggestions? I am running out of time :(
>     Best,
>     Anne Eder
>     www.anneeder.com
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