END RUN Wetting Agent & Stabilizer

$18.20

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

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Description

END RUN Wetting Agent & Stabilizer

END RUN Wetting Agent & Stabilizer is a unique final-step solution 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.

Unlike other wetting agents, END RUN Wetting Agent & Stabilizer leaves a monomolecular, anti-static coating to reduce dust attraction on dry films and prints and hardens emulsions slightly to reduce swelling and scratching.

END RUN Wetting Agent offers these benefits only when used as directed for dilution, agitation and sponge squeegeeing. END RUN is packaged as a superconcentrate.

One liter of superconcentrate will make 100 liters of working solution, enough for at least (6000) 8×10 prints or the equivalent of (6000) rolls of 35mm 36 exposure film.

How to Mix

To make the desired volume of working solution, dilute END RUN Wetting Agent & Stabilizer superconcentrate 1:99 with water.

For example:
10mlEND RUN Wetting Agent Superconcentrate
+990mlWater
=1000mlEND RUN Wetting Agent Working Solution

Basic Procedures

StepProcedureTimingRange
1Final Water Wash5 minutes1-10 minutes
2END RUN Wetting Agent1 minute1-3 minutes
3Sponge Dry

Use at the same temperature as other working solutions in the process, 18-30°C / 64.5-86°F. Agitate continuously for the first minute, and then for 10-15 seconds of each minute thereafter. Use only enough working solution in film tanks to cover reels and to leave an air space for thorough agitation with bubbles.

Sponge Squeegeeing

END RUN Wetting Agent & Stabilizer is designed for sponge squeegeeing only. A clean sponge for prints or sponge tongs for films, soaked in working solution and squeezed out, will remove excess solution and foreign matter evenly, leaving only the correct END RUN coating for anti-static protection. Rubber blade squeegees remove too much or all of the END RUN coating and leave no anti-static protection. Finger squeegeeing leaves an uneven or excessive coating.

When sponge squeegeeing, apply only enough gentle even pressure to absorb excess solution. END RUN’s lubricating action protects against scratching. Sponge tongs also absorb excess solution from 35mm film sprocket holes, which might otherwise leave streaks.

Drip Dry Method

If sponge squeegeeing is impossible, such as for large sheets of film, END RUN may be used in a different dilution for drip drying without squeegeeing. To mix a working solution, add 3 ml END RUN Wetting Agent & Stabilizer superconcentrate to each liter of water.

For example:
3mlEND RUN Wetting Agent Superconcentrate
+1000mlWater
=1003mlEND RUN Wetting Agent Drip Dry Working Solution

Additional information

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Capacity & Shelf Life

Capacity & Shelf Life

One Liter of END RUN Wetting Agent & Stabilizer 1:99 working solution will process at least (60) 8×10 prints, or the equivalent of at least (60) rolls of 35mm, 36 exposure film.

END RUN Wetting Agent & Stabilizer superconcentrate and unused working solution have a shelf life of at least 2 years.

Used working solutions have a shelf life of at least 30 days.

FAQs

What is END RUN?

END RUN Wetting Agent & Stabilizer is a unique 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 distilled or deionized water. It has a hardening effect on emulsions and helps avoid handling marks on negatives.