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Lost Origins for Oiling Paper for Negatives

All and Katherine,
                                 Realizing that paper for ink jet printers are especially coated to accept the inks it is not a mystery why they would not be particularly friendly towards being saturated with oil and showing mottling, or whatever.
Since you are not working seriously, at present,  with oiled paper it is understood how you would not be keen to continue with experimenting in this direction.
Like you, I have not messed around with oiling for some time, but recent tests through discussions around Andrea's great paper negative work suggested having another try.
It's been fun for the past couple of days and I am now looking for a new alternative for oil etc., etc.,
Right on.
John - Photographist - London - UK
----- Original Message -----
From: "Katharine Thayer" <kthayer@pacifier.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 10:50 PM
Subject: Re: Paper Negative Details

> John, re using cheap uncoated paper for paper negatives:
> Doesn't work well, to my taste.  You need a light coating on the 
> paper to hold sharp edges; uncoated paper (a) tends to make a softer 
> print and (b) tends to have more internal texture that can print.   
> But thanks for the suggestion.
> kt