Glossy prints & finger marks

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by z-one-b, Dec 4, 2003.

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    z-one-b Guest

    How do you get finger marks off of glossy photo prints (apart from keeping
    people's f*%^ing fingers off)?
    Any tips appreciated.
    z-one-b, Dec 4, 2003
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    The Dave© Guest

    Matte prints.
    The Dave©, Dec 4, 2003
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    z-one-b Guest

    I used to get matte but prefer the glossy look...
    z-one-b, Dec 4, 2003
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    photo35744 Guest

    If you want to use glossy paper, then spray them.
    photo35744, Dec 4, 2003
  5. Try wearing cotton gloves when handling these prints. Works for me.
    Lawrence Jenson, Dec 4, 2003
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    Lewis Lang Guest

    Subject: Re: Glossy prints & finger marks
    Handle by edges, if possible. Cotton or surgical gloves work too, but you also
    might want to consider washing your hands with soap and water and drying
    the,off very thoroghly, in addition to the above ideas too. No oil on fingers
    equals no fingerprints. But this will last for only a few minutes as your
    fingers will eventually return to their oily state. "Lather, rinse (dry),
    repeat" ;-). Something to consider...


    Lewis Lang, Dec 4, 2003
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    Lewis Lang Guest

    Putting the prints into some kind of sleeves, album and/or transparent print
    pages would also work to keep off finger prints. Check out Light Impressions,
    Print-file, View-All?, Clear View and/or any supplier of archival photographic
    supplies. Though cotton gloves and/or cleaned/non-oiley hands would work before
    you put your prints into any "protectors"/sleeves/albums. I realise that it
    might be prohibitive for you to sleeve (or "albumize") rolls and rolls of 4x6"
    prints, but that is exactly what you must do, or be prepared to where gloves
    and/or wash and dry your hands alot ;-).

    Lewis Lang, Dec 4, 2003
  8. Keep in mind real photographic prints are processed in water. You can
    clean them with water. The trick is to keep the water spots off them.

    I would suggest room temperature water (may go up to about 100º F) with
    a drop or two (no more) of dish detergent (not dishwasher detergent) per
    liter or quart of water. That will both help remove oils and crud as well
    as help reduce water spots. Don't over do it, use minimal amounts of
    rubbing, wipe dry and allow to air dry with the image side up. Don't try
    this with inkjet prints. Experiment with less important prints to get the
    feel for it.
    Joseph Meehan, Dec 4, 2003
  9. Keep them in albums where they are in plastic sleeves.
    William Graham, Dec 4, 2003
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    Jim Phelps Guest

    PEC-12 works wonderfully when they do happen... Expensive as hell,
    Jim Phelps, Dec 4, 2003
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    EDGY01 Guest

    << How do you get finger marks off of glossy photo prints >><BR><BR>

    Acetone,--fingernail polish remover.

    EDGY01, Dec 9, 2003
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    Lewis Lang Guest

    Subject: Re: Glossy prints & finger marks
    Rocko the finger remover. No, more fingers, no more problems... What youz gotz
    a problem wit dat? ;-)
    Lewis Lang, Dec 9, 2003
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    Jim Nason Guest

    On Thu, 04 Dec 2003 00:03:10 GMT, "z-one-b"

    Put them in a sleeve or album... or frame them...
    Jim Nason, Dec 21, 2003
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