Re: First layer...
Loris - a good result, it looks like the cyno curve works well for you
needs. I also wanted to respond to the sizing/unsize question as I use the
artisco paper extensively. I do always size and preshrink with hot water
with no ill effects. I suspect that 3-4 coats unsized will work okay though
the sized paper will probably clear more easily. The only way to find out
the difference however is to test.
Also if you have trouble with registration you might want to use a heavier
weight paper - I use 600gsm. With this weight I get no buckling or curling
and it is easy to handle for multiple coats - just a thought.
On 25/8/07 23:59, "Loris Medici" <email@example.com> wrote:
> The paper is finally dry (or, almost dry since it's 30C 65% in my
> darkroom right now!) below you may find links to see the print:
> Re-sized scan:
> http://www.loris.medici.name/gum/loris_gum_1st_layer_sm.jpg (159k)
> Cropped 100% 300dpi scan:
> http://www.loris.medici.name/gum/loris_gum_1st_layer_crop.jpg (43k)
> (Very good detail! Can you see the man? I think he's smoking... Can
> you see the fine lines of the fire escape?)
> Re-sized scan (with diagram showing the crop):
> http://www.loris.medici.name/gum/loris_gum_1st_layer_diagram.jpg (161k)
> This is one-coat (will do further coats later) Schmincke Ivory Black.
> Print size is 25 x 16cm or 9 13/16 x 6 5/16".
> I'm very impressed. I got incredible shadow detail with my 2A+1B Trad.
> Cyanotype curve designed for Masa Paper. Shadow detail is even better
> than the Cyanotype version. Image is softer than Cyanotype but the
> detail is still there...