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RE: Mike Ware's POP Pt./Pd. Pt

Hi Sandy. No I haven't, I just used B&S FO for my Kallitype tests... But
I found this:


I also remember something about this is APUG forums. IIRC, the guy who
tried it says it works despite the fact that the sensitizer turns
cloudy. Though I'm pretty sceptical about working w/ a cloudy
sensitizer, and not everyone's criteria match always...

Best regards,

-----Original Message-----
From: Sandy King [mailto:sanking@clemson.edu] 
Sent: 09 Kasım 2006 Perşembe 08:41
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: RE: Mike Ware's POP Pt./Pd. Pt

Hi Loris,

Will get the lithium chloride. Your advice has 
been outstanding so far, and I am very pleased 
with the results.

Just wondering, have you done any work with AFO 
and kallitype?  The clearing of prints in 
Disodium EDTA made with FAO and Ammonium 
Tetrachloropalladate (II) is so quick and easy I 
am wondering if the procedure can be adapted to 
silver nitrate.



At 8:15 AM +0200 11/9/06, Loris Medici wrote:
>Good news Sandy. I'm glad that you like the alternative sensitizer. Do 
>yourself a favor and also purchase some (cheap, B&S has it) Lithium 
>Chloride - to make some Li2PdCl4. (Don't skip this - it's quite a good 
>hint IMO.)
>My pleasure. Best regards,
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Sandy King [mailto:sanking@clemson.edu]
>Sent: 09 Kas×m 2006 Pers¸embe 03:22
>To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
>Subject: Mike Ware's POP Pt./Pd. Pt
>I finally received some ferric ammonium oxalate today and was able to 
>do a few tests with Mike Ware's POP Pt./Pd. process. The results were 
>very encouraging. The Dmax I was able to get with the sensitizer of  
>FAO + Ammonium Tetrachloropalladate (II), on the first try,  was 
>definitely better than I have been able to get with palladium printing 
>using FO in my working conditions.  I am working in a room with about 
>60% RH, which gives a sepia color print with straight palladium. I am 
>also exposing by time, not visual inspection.
>I would also add that working with the FAO is  a real delight compared 
>to FO. It mixes up quickly and completely in about 5-10 minutes, and 
>results are very low fog. I am using Mike Ware's recommended 
>post-exposure processing, which you can find oin his web site 
>(http://www.mikeware.co.uk/mikeware/Platino-Palladiotype.html), but I 
>have also found that I can get contrast control with the Disodium EDTA 
>with dichroamte. Mike does not specifically recommend this approach, as

>I recall, but I find that it gives a lot of flexibility to the 
>In any event, I thank Loris Medici for putting me on the potential 
>advantages of FAO. Lots of potential here I believe.
>Sandy King