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RE: question re salt prints

Thanks greatly. Will try it.


-----Original Message-----
From: Christina Z. Anderson [mailto:zphoto@montana.net] 
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2008 11:29 AM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: question re salt prints

Salt is a very long scale process- like a poor man's platinum as it is 
called. I can describe my curve but curves generally are 
person/process/printer/etc. specific so giving a curve doesn't always work. 
It also depends on if using black or colored inks completely, and I use 
colored inks with no black ink, and add 15% ink density.

 I wonder if you couldn't use a silver curve from Dan Burkholder's website 
as a substitute for salt?  check out danburkholder.com I think it is...

Anyway, my salt curve is a gradual inverted S curve, midpoint at about 
127/87 input output, and raises gradually on the left bottom side of the 
curve palette and plummets more drastically on the right top side of the 
curve.  Try to mimic that and you'll get somewhere.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Margery B. Franklin
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 11:14 AM
Subject: question re salt prints

Does anyone have or know of curves for creating dig negs for making salt 

Best info on making salt prints? I know the Alt Photography website. Info 
from list members?