Camden, It is important to find out lot
numbers from those using papers that “work” as well as how long it has been in
their possession. And while COT 320 is a nice paper, I’d not look at a paper
for easy of use but rather does it give you the quality of print you are after.
There are ways around using papers that have limited wet strength. Coventry Rag
is a nice paper for platinum printing as an alternative to the higher priced
papers. It does not perform as well as COT 320 but works fine. If you are
looking at a “whiter” paper, you may consider using an OB_ optical brightener.
They can fade over time, but your print will change over time anyways.
Eric Neilsen Photography
4101 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75226
Sent: Sunday, September 03, 2006
Subject: Re: Platinotype woes and
now papers for pt/pd
Dick bought a huge amount of this paper
a number of years ago so that he could finish his editions. I doubt that
he is buying new Cranes—all his new work is with digital negatives, so he is
using COT 320 for that.
Cranes Platinotype does not have near the wet strength as COT 320, which is my
preference. Also, COT 320 drys pretty flat on a screen and Cranes doesn't.
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In a message dated 9/3/06 11:23:34 AM, email@example.com writes:
I saw some beautiful
Dick Arentz prints on platinotype natural at the
workshops, and there was also a student making nice prints on it. So it
would seem that Crane has fixed whatever the problem was, or stopped
making the bad stuff.