Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Paper in Freezer Got Wet, Useable?

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Wherever My Laptop Is (Usually Australia)
    Posts
    25

    Paper in Freezer Got Wet, Useable?

    I scored a whole lot of old paper form a closed down photo studio a while ago. I had an empty fridge in the shed so filled it to the brim with tons of paper, including in the freezer.

    I checked it every month or so and when I opened it today there was ice around everything and condensation on the top of the freezer compartment.

    I have taken all the boxes / envelopes out of the freezer to dry off, but the boxes were already damp and will get more wet once the ice melts.

    As most paper is not in sealed packets inside the boxes I am wondering if this paper will be ruined?

    I will test it but thought I would ask here also.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Brazil - Rio Grande do Sul
    Posts
    813

    Re: Paper in Freezer Got Wet, Useable?

    Difficult answer, but I would wait till the water evaporates completely and then open the boxes to inspect if any water came inside. Then test.
    Next time, sealed bags, wait until rise to room temp to avoid condensation and THEN open the plastic and the box. That's what I do with film, and never had a problem.

    Cheers,

    Renato

Similar Threads

  1. What about putting fiber based B&W paper in the freezer ?
    By Gudmundur Ingolfsson in forum Darkroom: Film, Processing & Printing
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 15-Dec-2014, 17:31
  2. Sixticolor measures off - still useable?
    By John Rodriguez in forum Gear
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 16-Mar-2012, 06:48
  3. Very old chemicals... still useable?
    By NancyO in forum Darkroom: Film, Processing & Printing
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 6-Oct-2011, 05:44
  4. C-Claron - useable?
    By Joseph O'Neil in forum Lenses & Lens Accessories
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 15-Jun-2006, 22:42
  5. Useable time on Selenium
    By Robb Reed in forum Darkroom: Film, Processing & Printing
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-Oct-2000, 08:44

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •