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.
|10ml||END RUN Wetting Agent Superconcentrate|
|=||1000ml||END RUN Wetting Agent Working Solution|
|1||Final Water Wash||5 minutes||1-10 minutes|
|2||END RUN Wetting Agent||1 minute||1-3 minutes|
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.
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.
|3ml||END RUN Wetting Agent Superconcentrate|
|=||1003ml||END RUN Wetting Agent Drip Dry Working Solution|