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Re: Paper for Pt/Pd

Did someone also say it abrades easily? The surface if you rub it at ALL will rub off. However, it is really great with cyano, salt, and VDB. And OH so cheap.
Christina Z. Anderson
----- Original Message -----
From: Jon Reid
Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: Paper for Pt/Pd

Thanks all for your thoughts. I'll try a few test prints with it, mindful of its wet strength which seems to be the biggest complaint. I found Cranes Platinotype still available at Photographersformulary and Bostick and Sullivan are advertising Ruscombe Buxton available in Sept/Oct '08 but no pricing or dsize details are available. I take it Berger Cot-320 is similar weight/colour to Arches Platine?


On 18/09/2008, at 5:46 AM, ender100 wrote:


To me the biggest problem with this paper is the wet strength.  You have to baby it or you will get tears or creases.  I like a more robust paper.

Best Wishes,

Mark Nelson

On Sep 17, 2008, at 6:49:07 AM, "Jon Reid" <jon@sharperstill.com> wrote:
From: "Jon Reid" <jon@sharperstill.com>
Subject: Paper for Pt/Pd
Date: September 17, 2008 6:49:07 AM CDT
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Hi all,

Pretty much my whole Pt/Pd printing experience has been on Arches  
Platine, both with silver and digitally produced internegatives, with  
the exception of some experiments with Japanese tissue papers (fun  
when wet!!). Shortly before moving house earlier this year I  
purchased some Cranes (Weston) Diploma Parchment after reading that  
it was a recommended substitute for Cranes Platinotype. I purchased  
100 sheets in 11"x14" and packed it away while moving house.

Anyway, after working through winter here producing quite a number of  
5"x7" pyro developed negatives and I am keen to start printing with a  
view to an exhibition. I opened the paper packet for the first time  
last night and was surprised by how warm it was. It is also lighter  
than I had thought (it was described in imperial on the Bostick +  
Sullivan website and i didn't bother to convert it to metric - I just  
assumed it would be quite heavy). Not only am I not sure that this is  
the best paper for this series of images - due to the warm tone, but  
i've realised that I didn't by enough to do the whole series in even  
an edition of four for an exhibition. I still have plenty of Arches  
Platine, and I will test print on both stocks this weekend but I  
wanted to ask, in light of all this, what peoples paper experiences  
and thoughts are?