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Tip on using coarse-mesh screen-printing fabric on photo drying frames.
CAMERA & DARKROOM Jan 1993 (v.15#1) pg. 5

Fabricate a window-shade style pull-out print dryer screen that attaches to a wall.
CAMERA & DARKROOM Feb 1993 (v.15#2) pg. 14

Compact print drying compartment consists of a clothes bag equipped with fiberglass air filters as "shelves" to hold the prints.
CAMERA & DARKROOM Apr 1993 (v.15#4) pg. 18

Print-drying system consists of a "Closet Maid" seven-drawer frame modified to hold aluminum window screens.
CAMERA & DARKROOM Feb 1994 (v.16#2) pg. 5

Inexpensive print drying screen made by stretching plastic screening over an opening cut in corrugated cardboard.
CAMERA 35 Jan-Feb 1973 (v.17#1) pg. 22

Build this simple screen drying rack to air-dry prints. The finished rack holds eight drying screens. Each screen is 20"x30". Up to 48 8x10's can be dryed at once. Uses fiberglss-reinforced screening which can't absorb hypo and contribute to future contamination.
CAMERA 35 Feb-Mar 1974 (v.18#1) pg. 50
Added Info CAMERA 35 Jun 1974 (v.18#4) pg. 4

Master printing. Lesson 5. Print dry down. How to compensate for loss of print contrast after they are dry. One method involves test prints. A second method utilizes an enlarger stabilizer.

Advice on the use of a wetting agent (such as Kodak Photo-Flo) to facilitate air-drying of black-and-white prints.

Description of the ferrotyping (glazing) process used to produce glossy prints on fiber-based paper.
Added Info DARKROOM & CREATIVE CAMERA TECHNIQUES Sep-Oct 1995 (v.16#5) pg. 17

Build an archival print drying system. Simple wooden cabinet holds eleven frames covered with fiberglass screen. Dimensions may be selected to suit.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jan-Feb 1980 (v.2#1) pg. 24

Tip: Make a resin-coated print drying rack from coathangers and wood.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jul-Aug 1980 (v.2#4) pg. 29

Everything you ever wanted to know about print drying.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1980 (v.2#6) pg. 46

Tips on why ferrotyping may not always produce a perfectly glossy finish.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1980 (v.2#7) pg. 10

Getting prints dry. What you need to know to do it right. Includes tips on making your own drying rack with fiberglass drying screens.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1981 (v.3#8) pg. 78

Tip: Improve the gloss on RC paper by drying with an infrared lamp.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Sep-Oct 1982 (v.4#6) pg. 15

Tip on achieving perfectly flat b&w prints, without wavy borders, even when using single-weight paper.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1983 (v.5#7) pg. 16

Tip: A print squeegeeing surface is attached to the wall above a darkroom sink. The surface is a plastic ceiling panel. Est. cost: $7.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY May-Jun 1984 (v.6#3) pg. 13

Tip: Plastic phonograph record storage racks and a wooden frame form a drying rack for RC prints.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1984 (v.6#6) pg. 17

How to make your own fiberglass drying screens.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1984 (v.6#7) pg. 16

Tips on using ferrotype plates.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1984 (v.6#8) pg. 10

Fighting the big curl. How to get your fiber prints both dry and flat.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1985 (v.7#8) pg. 68

Tip: Use hot air popcorn poppers to dry hands and prints in a photo darkroom.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jan-Feb 1986 (v.8#1) pg. 8

Tip: How to dry Cibachrome prints with a hair dryer in the presence of steam. The steam keeps dust from settling on the print.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1986 (v.8#5) pg. 15

Tip: Use an acrylic cookbook stand to hold wet prints while they are squeegeed.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1986 (v.8#7) pg. 15

Design for a combination film and print drying rack. Built from 2"x3" and 1"x2" pine. Overall dimensions: 24"x48"x72" tall.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1987 (v.9#5) pg. 12

Tip on speeding-up the drying of B&W RC prints using a squeegee and a foam paint roller.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1987 (v.9#5) pg. 13

Tip: Make your own print squeegee from a bottom-edge door sweeper.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1987 (v.9#7) pg. 13

Simple box uses a hair dryer to dry one or two prints at a time.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1989 (v.11#2) pg. 8

Tip on using a microwave oven to dry test prints.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1989 (v.11#3) pg. 4

Tips on keeping prints flat.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1989 (v.11#3) pg. 8
Added Info DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1989 (v.11#9) pg. 4

Taking things for "granite". Three photographic myths are exposed using research and/or simple tests. (1) Depth of field and focus. (2) Enlarger light sources. (3) Print dry-down.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1989 (v.11#3) pg. 12
Correction DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY May 1989 (v.11#5) pg. 56
Added Info DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1989 (v.11#6) pg. 5

Film washer and print dryer are each made from trash cans.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY May 1989 (v.11#5) pg. 8

Technique for using blotter rolls to dry and prevent curl in photographic prints.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY May 1989 (v.11#5) pg. 8

Black & white image stability. Part 2. Post-processing care of emulsions.
DARKROOM TECHNIQUES Mar 1981 (v.2#1) pg. 44

Film and print drying cabinet made from plywood. Electric heater provides movement of heated air. Furnace filter keeps out dust.
DARKROOM TECHNIQUES Jun 1981 (v.2#2) pg. 61

Rack holds six 14"x20" ferrotype plates.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #419 Apr 1963 (v.59) pg. 28

Electric glossy print dryer uses four light bulbs.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #430 Mar 1964 (v.60) pg. 124

Compact matte print dryer (non-electric).
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #430 Mar 1964 (v.60) pg. 124

Drain prints on plate glass rack before drying.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #495 Aug 1969 (v.65) pg. 79

Print dryer is basically a simple framework covered with fiberglass screening. Relys on air drying, instead of heat. Use for RC (resin coated) papers.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #569 Oct 1975 (v.71) pg. 86

How to stop print curling.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1966 (v.30#8) pg. 44

Three accessories, (1) portable safelight, (2) white room light that is easily turned on and off with elbow, and (3) hypo tank cover which doubles as a preliminary print dryer.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1966 (v.30#9) pg. 92

Use of print flattening solutions discussed.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1970 (v.34#8) pg. 10

How to remove the curl from old prints.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1970 (v.34#9) pg. 20

Other ideas to remove the curl from prints.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1970 (v.34#11) pg. 28

Four tips on eliminating print curl.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1971 (v.35#2) pg. 10

Tips on minimizing print curling during heat drying by removing excessive moisture and then drying face up.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1972 (v.36#4) pg. 68

The correct way to prepare and use ferrotype tins.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1972 (v.36#10) pg. 88

Simple plywood print press will take the curl out of photographic prints as they dry. Already dry prints can be moistened and re-pressed in order to flatten.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1973 (v.37#6) pg. 102

Dry resin-coated (RC) paper by squeegeeing out extra water on an old towel, then hang the prints up to dry with clothespins.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY May 1977 (v.41#5) pg. 112

Tip: Convert a deep-dish drying rack to dry RC paper.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY May 1977 (v.41#5) pg. 113

Tip: Use mosquito nets to dry oversize prints.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1977 (v.41#11) pg. 162

Tip: Make your own print-drying rack from a piece of wood and several coat hangers.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1981 (v.45#4) pg. 113

Tip: Make an RC print-drying rack from child's "Tinker Toys".
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1983 (v.47#4) pg. 71

Tip: How to dry prints in a microwave oven.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1983 (v.47#7) pg. 95

Tip: Uncurl photographic prints by running them around a typewriter platten.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1983 (v.47#10) pg. 80

Build your own RC print drying racks that can be stacked up. A wooden frame is strung with nylon fishing line. Each frame holds four 8x10 prints.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1983 (v.47#11) pg. 120

Tip: Use a phonograph record storage rack to dry RC prints.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 1984 (v.48#9) pg. 81

Space saving roll-up print dryer for RC papers is made from fiberglass screening and some wood.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1987 (v.51#2) pg. 46

Combine a window shade roller and some fiberglass screening to make a collapsible print drying rack.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1988 (v.52#6) pg. 51

Make archival print drying screens from wood and Fiberglas window screen.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1988 (v.52#8) pg. 68

How to make a print-squeegeeing board from a piece of glass and some wood. Hang on darkroom wall or set on a flat surface.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Nov 1978 (v.7#7) pg. 99

Tip: Use an automobile wiper blade as a squeegee for resin-coated prints.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Nov 1978 (v.7#7) pg. 119

Essential pieces of darkroom equipment needed to start printing. Includes a tip on cleaning and polishing ferrotype tins.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Mar 1979 (v.7#11) pg. 34

Tip on how to extend the life of a blotter book.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Jun 1979 (v.8#2) pg. 101

How to build your own window screen-type frames for drying photographic prints.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Feb 1982 (v.10#10) pg. 93

Tips on building fiberglass screens to dry either RC or fiber-based prints, plus drying tips.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Feb 1983 (v.11#10) pg. 80

Tip: Make a print drying rack from small-wire garden fencing sections inserted into a wooden base.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Apr 1983 (v.11#12) pg. 68

Tips on preventing rippled edges when drying prints.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Aug 1986 (v.15#4) pg. 82
Added Info PHOTOGRAPHIC Nov 1986 (v.15#7) pg. 86

Tip on print drying uses a 50/50 mixture of water and alcohol to enable prints to be flattened easily.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Mar 1987 (v.15#11) pg. 78

How to build an RC paper dryer. Plywood cabinet with removable plastic screens uses a small hair dryer to dry prints. Will handle 52 8x10 prints at one time. Est. cost: $25.
PHOTOMETHODS Oct 1976 (v.19#10) pg. 46

Tinsel removes static charge from print dryer.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1963 (v.120#4) pg. 170

Faster drying of photographic prints with a matte finish by using a drying frame covered with fiberglass screening. The greater air circulation speeds drying.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1966 (v.125#5) pg. 154

A 60-cu. feet-per-minute air blower, plus a 1,000 watt heater element, produces a blower of either hot or cold air. Speeds drying of paint, photo prints, or just provides general air circulation.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1967 (v.127#4) pg. 192

Build a double-sided photo print dryer that will dry two 8x10s on each side.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1971 (v.135#2) pg. 120

Ferrotype color prints using plastic window panes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1974 (v.142#5) pg. 41

Make your own squeegee from an unused windshield wiper blade.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1978 (v.150#5) pg. 65

Tip: Drip-dry rack for resin coated papers is made from a furring strip and spring-type clothes pins.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1980 (v.154#4) pg. 68

Tip: Clean spots off ferrotype plates with toothpaste.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1980 (v.154#4) pg. 68

Tip: Two cake cooling racks can double as a print drying rack.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1981 (v.156#4) pg. 28

Non-electric print dryer made from a dish towel, wooden slats, cord and ferrotype tin.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1966 (v.58#4) pg. 42

Tips on how to dry prints without it becoming a tedious bore.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1968 (v.63#5) pg. 138

Tips on using blotter rolls to dry prints instead of a heat dryer.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1970 (v.66#4) pg. 36

Print drying using cookie sheets and an oven set at 350 degrees.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1971 (v.68#1) pg. 26

Heat from a television set will dry ferrotype prints.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1971 (v.68#3) pg. 50

Homemade blotter-type paper dryer from cardboard box and photo blotting paper.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1976 (v.78#1) pg. 50

Six darkroom projects. (1) cardboard light box, (2) floating tray lids, (3) spacer for focus magnifier, (4) press for flattening prints, (5) borderless enlarging easel and (6) enlarger light intensity control.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jan 1976 (v.78#1) pg. 96

David Vestal's Photo workbook. Handout #10. Fixing, washing and drying prints on regular (non-RC) paper.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1978 (v.82#2) pg. 77

Process for permanence. How to fix, wash, and dry fiber-base black-and-white prints so they'll last longer than you do.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1979 (v.84#3) pg. 126

Printing with fiber-base paper. How to process, wash and dry fiber-base prints.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY May 1982 (v.89#5) pg. 85

Proper technique for removing water from prints using a squeegee.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jul 1984 (v.91#7) pg. 86

Tip on drying RC prints using a plastic string, clothespins, and plastic straws.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1991 (v.98#6) pg. 16

Tip on using coated-wire closet shelving as a drying rack for resin-coated prints.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1992 (v.99#4) pg. 56

Tip on using the wire grill housing of a discarded fan as a carousel-style drying rack for RC prints.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1993 (v.100#2) pg. 57

Print dryer consists of plastic drinking straws supported by a bed of nails inserted through a board.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1994 (v.58#2) pg. 132

Make your own "blotter roll" print dryer from plastic window screening and a mailing tube.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1994 (v.58#3) pg. 152
Added Info POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1994 (v.58#6) pg. 146

Simple non-electric device, takes the curl out of photo prints.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1973 (v.202#5) pg. 136

Tip: How to take the curl out of photographic prints by rolling with a piece of dowel.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1982 (v.220#5) pg. 167

How to avoid curl when drying fiber-based photo paper.
SHUTTERBUG #361 Oct 2000 (v.29#12) pg. 281