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Re: water treatments (was Re: Agyrotype)


see below:

Ryuji Suzuki wrote:

Anyway, if you want clear solution of silver nitrate, use
deionized water or triple or double distilled water. How much
that cloudiness affects the image quality is a separate
question for which I do not have answer. In case of silver
gelatin emulsion making, it does make difference.

I am getting my act together to start making my own dry plates coated with my own emulsion. What is this difference that you refer to???? I need some clarification here??? Is it better to use deionized water or distilled water? I'm not sure which aspect of silver gelatin emulsion making you are referring to.


Ryuji Suzuki
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From: Don Bryant <dsbryant@bellsouth.net>
Subject: Agyrotype
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 13:51:45 -0400

Hi Folks,

Anyone out there doing Argyrotypes?
If so how do you deal with the requirement of non-chlorinated water for
processing? This requirement is really putting a damper on my working with
the process.

Don Bryant

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Canada www.bogdanphoto.com

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