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Old November 1st 05, 08:28 AM
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What is the trick (s) for spotting RC paper?

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Old November 1st 05, 06:13 PM
R.W. Behan
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If you use Spot Tone, try a bit of Photo Flo in the solution.

But there's something far superior to Spot Tone, in my experience. A set of
10 pens, called SpotPen, are much easier to use. They're pens with very
fine felt tips, and loaded with dye (similar to Spot Tone) of varying
densities, from nearly-white to nearly-black. First you choose the pen with
the shade of gray that matches the background of your white spots, and then
you use them just like the sable brush--adding dots of dye until the spot
disappears.

Neat, quick, simple, effective--even on RC papers.

Good luck.

Dick Behan



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Old November 1st 05, 07:11 PM
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Old November 1st 05, 10:01 PM
Gregory Blank
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"R.W. Behan" wrote:

If you use Spot Tone, try a bit of Photo Flo in the solution.

But there's something far superior to Spot Tone, in my experience. A set of
10 pens, called SpotPen, are much easier to use. They're pens with very
fine felt tips, and loaded with dye (similar to Spot Tone) of varying
densities, from nearly-white to nearly-black. First you choose the pen with
the shade of gray that matches the background of your white spots, and then
you use them just like the sable brush--adding dots of dye until the spot
disappears.

Neat, quick, simple, effective--even on RC papers.
Good luck.
Dick Behan


Do you know if they are said to be archival? That is are they guaranteed
not to discolor within xxx number of years ? Some markers use solvent to
transport the dye and over a fairly short time could become an issue.
Granted anytime you use a dye on a print discoloring can become an issue
but solvent could foment it.

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or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong,
is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable
to the American public."--Theodore Roosevelt, May 7, 1918
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Old November 2nd 05, 02:02 AM
R.W. Behan
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Can't tell you about archival qualities, Greg. I have some prints that are
probably 5 years old now with no sign of discoloration. I suspect this
stuff is as permanent as Spot Tone, anyway.


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In article ,
"R.W. Behan" wrote:

If you use Spot Tone, try a bit of Photo Flo in the solution.

But there's something far superior to Spot Tone, in my experience. A set
of
10 pens, called SpotPen, are much easier to use. They're pens with very
fine felt tips, and loaded with dye (similar to Spot Tone) of varying
densities, from nearly-white to nearly-black. First you choose the pen
with
the shade of gray that matches the background of your white spots, and
then
you use them just like the sable brush--adding dots of dye until the spot
disappears.

Neat, quick, simple, effective--even on RC papers.
Good luck.
Dick Behan


Do you know if they are said to be archival? That is are they guaranteed
not to discolor within xxx number of years ? Some markers use solvent to
transport the dye and over a fairly short time could become an issue.
Granted anytime you use a dye on a print discoloring can become an issue
but solvent could foment it.

--
LF Website @ http://members.verizon.net/~gregoryblank

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President,
or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong,
is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable
to the American public."--Theodore Roosevelt, May 7, 1918



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Old November 2nd 05, 05:25 AM
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I have prints that I spotted with these pens .... I cannot even tell where
the spotting took place. They have been hanging for at least 10 years now.
These are easy and simple to use.

bill


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Can't tell you about archival qualities, Greg. I have some prints that
are probably 5 years old now with no sign of discoloration. I suspect
this stuff is as permanent as Spot Tone, anyway.


"Gregory Blank" wrote in message
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In article ,
"R.W. Behan" wrote:

If you use Spot Tone, try a bit of Photo Flo in the solution.

But there's something far superior to Spot Tone, in my experience. A
set of
10 pens, called SpotPen, are much easier to use. They're pens with very
fine felt tips, and loaded with dye (similar to Spot Tone) of varying
densities, from nearly-white to nearly-black. First you choose the pen
with
the shade of gray that matches the background of your white spots, and
then
you use them just like the sable brush--adding dots of dye until the
spot
disappears.

Neat, quick, simple, effective--even on RC papers.
Good luck.
Dick Behan


Do you know if they are said to be archival? That is are they guaranteed
not to discolor within xxx number of years ? Some markers use solvent to
transport the dye and over a fairly short time could become an issue.
Granted anytime you use a dye on a print discoloring can become an issue
but solvent could foment it.

--
LF Website @ http://members.verizon.net/~gregoryblank

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President,
or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong,
is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable
to the American public."--Theodore Roosevelt, May 7, 1918





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Old November 2nd 05, 12:41 PM
Gregory Blank
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Default spotting black and white prints

In article ,
"R.W. Behan" wrote:

Can't tell you about archival qualities, Greg. I have some prints that are
probably 5 years old now with no sign of discoloration. I suspect this
stuff is as permanent as Spot Tone, anyway.


It very well could be as long lasting, upon searching I found two
companies make "Spot pen(s)" Marshalls and Tetenal.

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LF Website @ http://members.verizon.net/~gregoryblank

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President,
or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong,
is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable
to the American public."--Theodore Roosevelt, May 7, 1918
 




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