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Re: solarplate/KM73

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  • Subject: Re: solarplate/KM73
  • From: SusanV <susanvoss3@gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 12:50:03 -0500
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Christina.... FANTASTIC news!!!  I'm so happy you've had such a great
beginning experience.  Yes you were correct to take off the acetate
covering... that's just protective.


On 3/1/07, Christina Z. Anderson <zphoto@montana.net> wrote:
Good morning!
This list has been a lifesaver as far as solarplate is concerned.  Whoever
started this convo (Susan?  Nancy? Jon?  Helen?) I thank you very much.

I got my KM73 plates and took my same positive conglomeration that I was
working on solarplate with--a Stouffer's step wedge, a digital step wedge, a
CDRP PDN palette, a greyscale all inks only tonal palette, and a PDN colored
ink only tonal palette.  I printed it on the KM73 the same exact times I
have derived on solarplate--5/5 to get a sense of apples to apples as best
as I can.  Wow.  It was quite overexposed, but tonally looked very promising
and ta da no mottling.  I have no idea why that is the case, but after this
box of solarplate is used up I will permanently switch to KM73. The mottling
has been a continual issue with the solarplate for me.

Very interesting stuff that feels different in development,

I am assuming one takes off the plastic on top before exposing--I did--and I
mushed the positive closely down on the tacky surface. With powdering, tho,

Two things that are a dream come true--the Elizabeth Dove aquatint
screen--very professionally done, beautiful, and thick and sturdy.  And the
nylon developing brush for $30 from Boxcarpress.com is wonderful--large,
flat, and soft.  Much softer than my mushroom brush and foot brush I have
been using that I bought at Target, tho those have worked just fine. This is
$60 well spent--neither go into the trash because of mottling!

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