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Who has the solution for dust control. Is there anything available to "de-static" the enlarger or is a filter the best way to go. Canned air works okay and I'll continue to use it, but dust seems to be never ending.
-- Bruce MacDougall (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 08, 2002
Have you tried grounding your enlarger?
-- Robert Marvin (email@example.com), May 08, 2002.
Here is a link to a thread in on the film processing discussion board. Deals primarily with keeping dust off film that is drying, but many of the principles are the same. The posting is this thread by Conrad Hoffman probably gives you the best advice.
-- Jim Rock (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 08, 2002.
Another solution is to cover the walls near your enlarger with plastic trash bags. The dark bags cut down on reflected light and the plastic draws the dust to itself. All you have to do is wipe them down with a damp cloth every once in a while.
The best long term solution is to determine where the dust is coming from and prevent it in the first place.
-- Ed Farmer (email@example.com), May 09, 2002.