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Re: Heat-toning salt prints?

OOh man oh man,
I am at a hotel in Key Largo that charges $10 per day
internet use so I am gonna get my money's worth today,

Sandy, I exposed salt for 6 minutes or less UVBL and it was
fine, in fact, I felt it was speedier than other processes I
tried.  I also was impressed at the beauty and detail of the
process.  I bought a kit from Photographer's Formulary and I
can't remember if it had the ammonium chloride salt or not
in it, but it was a pretty stupendous process IMHO.  The
tonal range of salt rivaled pt/pd--in fact, is called Poor
Man's Platinum if I remember correctly.

As far as staining, that was so paper specific, and one had
to be sure to coat only the front or anomalies occurred--so
i brush coated the salting solution on the front--no laying
on top of the salt bath or anything.

----- Original Message Follows -----
From: Sandy King <sanking@clemson.edu>
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: Heat-toning salt prints?
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2007 22:12:36 -0400

>There are chapters on salted paper in John Barnier's Coming
>into  Focus, Christopher James' The Book of Alternative
>Photographic  Processes and in Richard Farber's Historic
>Photographic Processes.
>There is also an article here: 
>I experimented with salted paper some years ago but never
>completely  solved the staining issue. Also, salted paper
>printing requires a  very powerful light source and I found
>that the sun worked much  better than a bank of BL tubes.
>Sandy King
>At 9:56 PM -0400 3/11/07, Joseph Smigiel wrote:
>>On Mar 11, 2007, at 8:41 PM, richard jones wrote:
>>>also, anyone know of any books dedicated to the salt
>>printing process? ...
>>James Reilly, "The Albumen and Salted Paper Book" online

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