Jump to content


Photo

Ways to remove remjet


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Paul Bartok

Paul Bartok
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 223 posts
  • Cinematographer

Posted 24 July 2012 - 08:36 AM

I read somewhere that if you leave vision film in a tub of distilled water and %4 sodium carbonate it can remove the remjet backing after a minute anyone can vouch for this, or know of easy methods would be great?
  • 0

#2 Robert Houllahan

Robert Houllahan
  • Sustaining Members
  • 1584 posts
  • Industry Rep
  • Providence R.I.

Posted 24 July 2012 - 10:07 AM

I read somewhere that if you leave vision film in a tub of distilled water and %4 sodium carbonate it can remove the remjet backing after a minute anyone can vouch for this, or know of easy methods would be great?



That solution will soften the Rem-Jet but it won't just "Fall Off" nicely and neatly it still has to be brushed off evenly from the film. What usually happens with hand removal is that some of the Rem-jet reattaches itself to the film , often to the emulsion.

-Rob-
  • 0

#3 Richard Tuohy

Richard Tuohy
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 482 posts
  • Other
  • Daylesford, Australia

Posted 24 July 2012 - 05:58 PM

That solution will soften the Rem-Jet but it won't just "Fall Off" nicely and neatly it still has to be brushed off evenly from the film. What usually happens with hand removal is that some of the Rem-jet reattaches itself to the film , often to the emulsion.

-Rob-


Rob is right. There is no 'easy' way to remove rem-jet that works perfectly. Wish there was. You will need to soften the rem-jet, then wash the film a few times, then wipe the remainder off by hand, knowing that there will be some on the emulsion side of the film - not much, but some.
cheers,
richard
  • 0

#4 Paul Bartok

Paul Bartok
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 223 posts
  • Cinematographer

Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:47 PM

What kind of material would you recomend for wiping it off without damaging it?
  • 0

#5 Robert Houllahan

Robert Houllahan
  • Sustaining Members
  • 1584 posts
  • Industry Rep
  • Providence R.I.

Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:12 PM

What kind of material would you recomend for wiping it off without damaging it?



A rotary buffer and wash system as found in a motion picture processor, sorry. hand developers of ECN have used various cloths to try to get the Rem-Jet off but it is a process with mixed success.

Here is a photo of a backing removal buffer from a treise ECN Processor:

-Rob-

Attached Images

  • Buffer.jpg

  • 0


Metropolis Post

Paralinx LLC

Technodolly

Tai Audio

Glidecam

Aerial Filmworks

FJS International, LLC

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Ritter Battery

Opal

Willys Widgets

The Slider

Visual Products

Wooden Camera

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Rig Wheels Passport

Abel Cine

CineLab

rebotnix Technologies

CineTape

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

FJS International, LLC

Tai Audio

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Aerial Filmworks

CineLab

The Slider

Paralinx LLC

CineTape

Visual Products

Opal

rebotnix Technologies

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Abel Cine

Willys Widgets

Rig Wheels Passport

Metropolis Post

Wooden Camera

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Ritter Battery

Technodolly

Glidecam