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Subject: Removing ink from albumen prints

Removing ink from albumen prints

From: James M Conway <jmconway>
Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2001
Scott Cross <scross [at] internetwis__com>

>Does anyone know a good way to remove ink from albumen prints? The
>ink is from a rubber stamp

When the ink cannot be removed with PEC-12, photographic emulsion
cleaner with very little effort, it generally is water soluble.  To
keep the water from causing any damage to the print, I mix it with
100% isopropyl alcohol, use only enough on the end of a q-tip to
remove the ink and then a short blast of warm air from a hair dryer
to immediately evaporate the liquid.

    **** Moderator's comments: For info on PEC-12, see
    Photographic Solutions, Inc.

James M. Conway
Timemark Photo Conservators

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:52
                   Distributed: Friday, April 6, 2001
                       Message Id: cdl-14-52-004
Received on Wednesday, 4 April, 2001

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