From: Robert Schaller (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Aug 22 2007 - 07:55:23 PDT
The REM-jet backing comes off by squeegeeing the film between your fingers
in the dark after immersing it in a basic solution before developing.
Kodak's official solution is
20 g Borax
100g Sodium Sulfate (NOT Sulfite)
1g Sodium Hydroxide -- which can probably be left out without ill effect
in 1 liter water
use at room temperature. No scrubbing is required -- in fact, if you're
careful when you squeegee you won't even scratch the film. Run it through
your fingers twice if you have any doubts -- it is important to get it off,
as it's entirely opaque, and hard to get off later.
Borax by itself would probably work, but then you'd probably want to
increase its concentration - maybe try 100g in 1 liter of water? I don't
know whether the Sodium Sulfate has some specific effect on REM-jet backing
-- I suspect so, but have never tried not to use it. It's not expensive and
is available by mail from the Photographer's Formulary, and other places too
Get Kodak's official guide -- it's available as a pdf, and is the horse's
mouth, as they say... I gave a link to it here a week or so ago.
On 8/21/07 11:45 PM, "Jim Carlile" <email suppressed> wrote:
> Usually you can remove the backing after home processing with a soft cloth
> and a little Borax solution, very dilute. It should come off easily.
> Here is an excellent reference:
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