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
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.,
John - Photographist - London - UK
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Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 10:50 PM
Subject: Re: Paper Negative Details
> John, re using cheap uncoated paper for paper
> 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.