Re: Paper for Pt/Pd
I typically use COT320 for pt/pd, though for some reason the batches I've used in the last year haven't been as consistently reliable as they used to be, but I do like that paper-- very smooth and heavy enough to not be a problem. I received some free Weston back when they were first giving out small packs. I really didn't like the results at all, and it was way too thin for my tastes. I think I gave away the rest of it. I recently bought some old Opaline from a friend who was selling off part of his stockpile; this paper is not made anymore, but the few pt/pd prints I've made on it recently are really very nice-- I like it a lot. I never liked Cranes Platinotype-- which, for me, always produced those little black spots, and I couldn't clear it to save my life-- no matter what I used. I do think the COT320 (I prefer the white) is a great paper for pt/pd, though-- and still made- though everybody seems to be "out of stock" at the moment. ?? My very favorite paper for pt/pd and cyanotype is Ruscombe Mills Buxton, but I simply can't afford it. It used to be $10 a sheet, which was bad enough, but now I think it's up to $20. Yikes. I really think it's the most amazing paper I've ever used, but I have no idea who can buy it at those prices.
On Sep 17, 2008, at 7:49 AM, Jon Reid wrote: