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PeterP Feb 1, 2005 11:03 AM

I just got a bit of a surprise. A print made from a 35mm negative on Costco's Noritsu printerusing Fuji Crystal Archive paper (supposedly that is what they use, a traditional chemical print process)fell into one of my fish tanks and sat there in 80degree agitated water overnight.

In the morning the print is a white piece of paper all the image &color washed off, I can only tell it isthe Costco print because of the text imprint on the back of it.



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luisr Feb 8, 2005 10:25 AM

Maybe the photo emulsion came off after being underwater for several hours.

Setiprime Feb 8, 2005 10:34 AM

Another excellent argument for Dye Sublimation by Hi-T.

PeterP Feb 8, 2005 10:35 AM

Yes, something came off :lol:. Maybe emulsion came off, maybe the color dyes bleed out.


PeterP Feb 8, 2005 10:43 AM

Have you tried a soak test with a dye sub print?

I did, with prints frommy old epson C80 (pigment based)and they survived the dunk test with no problems, and flyers from it live for months on phone poles.

Prints from the epson 2200 using ultrachrome inks seems to do just fine too.

I was surprised that the traditional print failed, I use to wash my prints for hours back in the dark days when I had a dark-room.


Setiprime wrote:

Another excellent argument for Dye Sublimation by Hi-T.

calr Feb 8, 2005 10:57 AM

What about the fish? Have you changed the water in the tank or tested it? I don't know if the print chemicals are toxic to fish or not.

PeterP Feb 8, 2005 11:07 AM

:blah:Yes, changed the water first thing. Fish seem to be doing well so far.


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