Category Archive: FAQs

What is END RUN?

END RUN Wetting Agent & Stabilizer is a unique final step for all film and print processes. As a wetting agent, it lubricates to reduce scratching when wet, and promotes even drying without water spots or streaks. We recommend preparing the solution with more »

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PRODUCT EXPERIMENTATION

PRODUCT EXPERIMENTATION   While we highly encourage you to follow the instructions we have outlined for our products we DO encourage experimentation. We at Sprint Systems of Photography understand the creative process and that artists know no boundaries. If you more »

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How do I need to store my chemicals?

How do I need to store my chemicals?   Chemical storage is important because you always want to protect your chemical investment. It is best to store your chemicals in a controlled environment, such as room temperature or cooler. If more »

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There is streaking on my negatives that looks like it is coming from my sprockets, what happened?

There is streaking on my negatives that looks like it is coming from my sprockets, what happened?   This is a common occurrence when you over agitate your film. We all get excited about new negatives but try not to more »

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My prints are flaking at the edge. What is happening?

My prints are flaking at the edge. What is happening?   We get questions periodically that concern the flaking of emulsion on prints. This can be caused by excessive heat from the archival wash or it is an issue with more »

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There are stains on my prints.

There are stains on my prints.   Stains generally happen from the mishandling of prints. This can come from dirty trays, tongs, print washers, or contaminated drying racks. Make sure you do not cross contaminate your tongs or trays­–so please more »

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Will the brightness of my print change over time?

Will the brightness of my print change over time?   Like all things, your work is subject to change due to the condition in which it is kept. With out proper care, storage and/or archival framing your image could change more »

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Do I need to use this in my fixer?

Do I need to use this in my fixer?   No. If you want to ferrotype fiber prints, it will be very helpful; it also increases the glossiness of glossy RC paper. The downside is that hardened emulsion is harder more »

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There are black specks showing up on my prints?

There are black specks showing up on my prints?   You may simply have dirt in the water, or you may have a buildup of silver sulfide. Fixer that sits unused for long periods can decompose; this is especially true more »

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There is something floating in my fixer, what is it?

 There is something floating in my fixer, what is it?   There are several possibilities, including algal growth and decomposition of the fixer, producing silver sulfide or sulfur. Fixer diluted to working concentration keeps less well than concentrate.

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