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Re: Satista question

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  • Subject: Re: Satista question
  • From: Venkatram Iyer <eyeear@telus.net>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 09:28:09 -0700
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IME, I did get a soft image with just 6 drps FAO (40%) + 4 H2O as sensitizer. This was slightly better w the addition of 1 drop of Na2 (5%). The result was very much improved w the addition of 1 drop of 5% Pt or Pd (i.e. 6 drops of FAO + 3 water + 1 Pd or Pt). This volume was sufficient for coating a 4x5" trial print. You might be able to get by with Au instead of Pt,Pd. Do let us know if it works.

Cheers, Rajul

On 19-Mar-07, at 5:32 AM, Loris Medici wrote:

Hi all, I have a question for Satista printers (Marek M? Philippe A? ...?):
I want to try Satista prints for sake of economy -> I have little Pt and Pd on hands (which I can't obtain in Istanbul - have to import; I real PIA with current customs regulations) but I can buy AgNO3 and K[AuCl4] locally - at very low cost... Question is: Do I strictly need any Pt or Pd salt for making Satista prints (I guess they fuction as catalysts rather than image-forming substances)? Can I make good Satista prints w/o using any noble metal salt, by just using Ammonium Iron(III) Oxalate as sensitizer and AgNO3 as developer?
Thanks in advance,