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RE: Van Dyke and Kallitype

When you double coat dmax doesn't sucks Don (but it's still weaker than
Kallitype) - that's exactly why I double coat Vandyke. BTW, I consider
double coating as a real PIA. Therefore I think VDB sucks when compared to
Kallitype - that's a totally and purely subjective opinion.


-----Original Message-----
From: Don Bryant [mailto:dsbryant@bellsouth.net] 
Sent: 20 Eylül 2006 Çarşamba 19:17
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: RE: Van Dyke and Kallitype

Sandy and Loris,

In practice, however, very few people make negatives with enough contrast
for VDB 

I must be the exception. Right now I'm looking at two VDB prints on my
office wall with excellent DMAX, midtones, and highlight gradation. Using
TMAX 400 and PyroCat-HD making negatives for VDB is pretty easy. 

Just as an FYI these prints are partially gold toned and have a gold
additive in the sensitizer.

But to say that DMAX for VDB sucks doesn't match my experience. And I do
double coat.

Don Bryant