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I've been trying to ferrotype Azo without success. I've had trouble with micro-f ine bubbles, sticking to glass, concentric rings from print drying from outside to center, and you name it. Rust from stainless surface. Is there someone who ca n explain a method of successful ferrotyping to me. Thank you, David
Robert A. Zeichner
I used to do this many years ago. I used a ferrotyping plate (chrome plated steel, I believe). I remember using ferrotype polish to prepare the plate and recall my results were somewhat less than 100% perfect. I also recall using photoflo as a wetting agent to minimize bubbles and imperfections. That seemed to help. I've never had any success using a drum type dryer. I'm as curious now as you to hear what others have come up with.
Use chromed metal tins. Polish them with Bon Ami cleanser. Treat the prints in Pakosol or make your own from photo-flo and glycerin. Lay them on the tin rather wet and roll or squeegee into good contact. I use a Premier heated dryer with good results.
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