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Re: chromoskedasic

Thanks, Joe!

----- Original Message ----- From: "Joseph Smigiel" <jsmigiel@net-link.net>
To: <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 3:08 PM
Subject: Re: chromoskedasic

Hi Christina et al.,

FWIW, instructions are online for this process: http:// www.cchem.berkeley.edu/wljeme/Chapt6.html

The text mentions the substitutions of fairly common photographic (or household) chemicals for the stabilization products. Kodak S2 Activator can be replaced by a dilute potassium or sodium hydroxide solution and the Ektamatic S30 Stabilizer is a buffered thiocyanate solution. Years ago I tried the process using ammonium thiocyanate (IIRC) as well as the Kodak chemicals, and both worked.


On Jul 11, 2008, at 3:39 PM, Christina Z. Anderson wrote:

I am soooo excited. For those of you chromoskedasic sabattier junkies out there, we all know that Kodak quit selling the small versions and/or the big versions of S2 and S30 activator and stabilizer (respectively). Another company that used to make it is Portertown. They quit, too. Well, found out today that Freestyle carries it! I think it will be under the brand name of Clayton, and it is special order--they have to buy it 12 qt. a time, but at LEAST someone carries it! So chromo is back in business.

PS if it doesn't appear on the website, it is Eric Joseph who knows the hap; etjoseph@freestylephoto.biz